[OpenAFS] the future
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 23:12:08 -0500
Have you thought about what you can offer to SMB (small-medium businesses)
For instance, you charge $3.99 for the iYFS iDevice app.
What could you offer for $20/month? Would you let a third party resell
iYFS to the SMB market, as long as you are getting the standard yearly
incident support rate from the reseller?
On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 09:56:02PM -0400, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Is OpenAFS available unsupported? Sure, download the code from
> openafs.org and have a blast.
> Pricing for YFS 1.0 has not been finalized. It will not be available
> for free.
> Jeffrey Altman
> On 10/1/2012 9:12 PM, Ted Creedon wrote:
> > Is it available unsupported?
> > tedc
> > On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Jeffrey Altman
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> > On 9/30/2012 4:33 PM, Aaron Knister wrote:
> > > Regarding support, some type of subscription based model could go
> > a long way. One if the reasons (other than frankly ignorance) that
> > OpenAFS was frowned upon at UMBC was our lack of commercial support.
> > I know there are entities that provide support but they seemed to
> > require more effort than clicking a button, selecting my
> > subscription type (X number of FileServers, Y number of "supported"
> > clients, Z number of vldb servers, etc), and typing in a credit card
> > number
> > I have always received a significant amount of pushback for any pricing
> > model that is based upon # of servers and especially # of clients. That
> > is why the YFSI pricing model is based upon number a number of support
> > incidents. It doesn't matter how many platforms you deploy or how many
> > servers or number of clients, support is driven by how much support the
> > organization requires and whether support is U.S. business hours monday
> > to friday or 24/7/365.
> > Support packages start at US$4995 per year.
> > Jeffrey Altman