Seedbox Business

Apr 14, 2009

To start I would like to point out that I am expressing my personal opinion and not my company's, although my experience comes from there.

In the last 2-3 months, we noticed an important increase of really hungry customers forcing us to upgrade our infrastructure almost weekly. While this is fun it is also very expensive and requires a lot of prefinancing; something that shouldn't be taken for granted these days. Most of these hungry customers are no doubt seedboxers and they consume an average of 75-85 MBIT/s on a so called unmetered 100 MBIT Port. All of this is fine for me, but I really start wondering what other professionals in this business think of these customers and how they control their bandwidth usage? OVH seems to be pretty clear about this: the more servers you get into your account, the less speed you get per server unless you pay for the pro SLA. I find it interesting, but I doubt that anybody who wants to run a seedbox is actually going to pay a few hundred bucks just to get bandwidth for something that may or may not generate some (legal?) revenue.

Just to ensure those who are following this and might be customers of us: No, we are not going to kick you out! I just want a discussion and get some point of views from others who have been facing the same issue before we actually did.

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This is my first review at WHT so I am going to try and keep this as short and simple as possible.

I am reviewing the seedbox service provided by [url]

The various packages can be found at [url]

service=torrentbox

[Excuse the spaces but I need a certain amount of posts before I can post links]

The rating will be provided by looking at the following points,
Speed
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Obtrix started their seedboxes with a 1gbit port, currently they are out of 1gbit(which will be coming soon though) so they use 100mbit ports. The speeds are great, you can expect atleast 2-6mbit download/upload speeds during peak times, off-peak is much faster. You can make sure to seed back more than a 100% before you finish new torrents. The download speed from their ftp server always maxed out my home connection(1mbit). As far as it goes it does not get better than this.

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