I guess this feeling of insecurity came when I started looking at Amazon's S3 data service. It made me drool with the possibility of distributed, redundant, remote storage. But I have seen some draw backs, at least for me. I am not comfortable with the pricing model as I am already dishing out monthly bills for internet and for my current hosting solutions, I now add a data storage service to that mix (added with flickr and some other misc recurrent internet fees). Plus their means of holding data is not all that optimum for me. I know they say that the data is private to individual by default, but it just feels unsafe to me. I wouldn't mind with some of my data, but for financial oriented stuff... uggh!
So here is what I want:
- Distributed (more than one data facility)
- Redundant (kinda like putting this down in the first place)
- Accessible via ftp, https, web service, etc
- Come with software for aiding of backup
- Priced at $0.001/meg storage per month and that includes bandwidth for private use
- Some other pricing plan for commercial use
So does this sound like a good idea? I mean, I wouldn't want to lose stuff like this.