Originally Posted by Artashes
I actually won't agree on the pricing. I don't believe its the main selling point here. There are hundreds of VPS providers out there, outperforming each other on the price level... yet most popular companies like SoftLayer, KnownHost (example) are not exactly the cheapest.
Price isn't everything - service is.
Artashes, I'm going to have to disagree with you. SoftLayer, HostGator, etc. have not gone to the VPS market. They went to cloud hosting which is a much different type of client base.
The VPS market two years ago was a lot more profitable then what it has become today. I have seen hosting comapnies/datacenters that I consult for who do anywhere between a couple hundred thousand to a couple hundred million stay clear of the new vps market.
With items like HyperVM and OpenVz it has greatly saturated the market. It has caused some major palyers stay clear because they saw the market heading where the shared market already did.
Now I'll be happy to give you my industry perdiction. The hybrid's are going to become extremely hot and from a profitability standpoint, a company cannot beat them with the proper business model.