That's all very interesting but...
Where's our snowy banner?
Hmmm, mayby it should be a soggy one this year.
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I've set up private 'clouds' for a few people before. If you share a small area of you datacentre (boxroom in one case!) with a couple of other friendly companies where you host their offsite backup services and they host yours you get a reasonable degree of redundancy, it only costs you the hardware and the juice and a little IT time. You want it private you take the key disks over yourself and install it to avoid any MIM.
The expensive part is getting the lawyers to set up agreements - and that's orders of magnitude more than the hardware and running costs, or in small firms you can do it by mutual agreement over a couple of pints.
Might have to work out how to set up a brokerage for this sort of thing!
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