I brought the first new server online last weekend, and I have two more ready to go. check out the ridiculous SuperMicro 1U twin I was talking about the other day. Note the ESD precautions. But yeah, each motherboard in that dual-motherboard 1u? 32GB ram. Ridiculous.
Some have suggested that my new slogan should be "We save money on web design, and pass the savings on to you!" but really, we're working on it, hopefully we will have a new layout soon. One of the new guys knows css, and Chris is an excellent designer, so between the two of them, I should get something reasonable.
We're working on a new provisioning system... all my competitors have wiz-bang systems that let you build out capacity on demand. Kindof irritating that I'm four years in and still don't have a good provisioning system.
I am self-funding, so the downturn hasn't effected me yet. (the self-funding mostly comes from my contracting operations, so it is possible I will be effected, but if I fill up the servers I have in the garage, well, the consulting operations will start to matter a lot less.) I'm going to try to use this time when my competitors can't get loans to ramp up my customer base. Maybe price will matter more now than it did before.
note to existing customers: if you let me move you to hydra-new, you get to keep your current disk allocation and still get the lower prices for ram.