Virtual Computing Business Idea
Something I have always enjoyed doing is thinking up business ideas that will probably work. Generally, I haven’t really had the time or motivation to really get any of these started, but I hope that sooner or later I will be able to start at least one of them. I like to do things that will have an impact on a large audience and be beneficial to them. I’m going to outline one of the biggest ideas I’ve ever had which was to create a server infrastructure that would run virtual computers, and would allow every user to connect to it, to access their own virtual computer, at a low monthly cost.
I have a few reasons why this would be a great business idea, and how this would appeal to a lot of potential users.
There is Nothing Quite Like It
Right now there is no offering on the market that is quite like this. If this idea goes live, then users will be able to access their virtual computer from anywhere around the world where they have an internet connection. This means that they don’t have to carry around a hefty netbook or laptop, no matter which internet-enabled device they go to, they will be able to access their full desktop along will all their files and programs. This additionally enables the user to have all the power of the entire server infrastructure right at their fingertips, no matter where they go.
If the user would like to run their version of AutoCAD or Microsoft Office, they will not have to install it on multiple computers, they can just install it to their cloud computer, and be able to access it from there, even if their current client computer does meet the high system requirements of business-level software.
Everything is Virtual
Users need not worry about what system specifications, the speed of their processor, or even the amount of RAM they will have. All of these can be controlled by a simple slider for the amount of server-time and memory that the user requires, although they will have to pay more for extra server resources. Since it’s all virtual, users never need to shut down their cloud computer, it’s always on and ready for them to access. They can even leave it on, and do not need to be connected to it while they leave it to run their programs and leave it to process.
The user will even have the choice of creating multiple virtual HDDs within their storage allocation and installing a different OS to each HDD. They will be able to upload their own files to their cloud computer, and even ISOs of CDs/DVDs to install their OS of choice.
With the cloud computer, there will not be any computers to be lost. All the data will be stored securely on cloud servers. Additionally, the connection to the client will be encrypted so that there is complete end to end security. Also, with cloud computing, there is a much easier method of doing backups, as the user can easily download their entire hard drive in VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) format to their own computer, or store these backup on cloud servers to be later restored or downloaded.
The Math: The Business Will Pay For Itself
As more users sign up for their virtual computer, we will have more money to upgrade the server infrastructure, and support more users. If approximately $25,000 could be invested in this business idea, an infrastructure could be created to support about 250 users. If each of these users signed up for the basic plan at $30/mo, this would create a revenue of $7500 every month. Some of this revenue would definitely need to be reinvested to upgrade the infrastructure to support more users, but rest is just revenue that can be pocketed. Additional costs for the business would include a fast internet connection and electricity costs.
If this service became a reality, would you sign up for it?
Would you invest in this business?
Why or Why not? Answer in the comments!