I keep trying to find a cloud service that will let me back up all my computers (3TB) for a reasonable price ($<500/yr) and let me manage it (no Backblaze, Mozy, etc.)
It continues to amaze me that nothing comes close to simply colocating a NAS.
And if you think about it, even colocating 3TB is horribly inefficient. Splitting a Backblaze Pod 20 ways would be a huge cost savings.
For the price of S3 (~$5500/yr, not even including bandwidth), I could colocate 7 RAIDed NASes ($700 NAS, 4-year life, $50/month colocation fee).
If me and a couple of friends agree to exchange NASes to save on colocation fees, I could have 31 NASes for the price of S3.
For maybe 50% the price of S3, I could colocate a Backblaze pod and have 67TB of data storage, 22x my need.
This has to be a problem that affects absolutely every computing professional (and even a lot of nonprofessionals–gamers, ad agencies, etc.). How can the only viable solution be roll-your-own?