Hosting provider Carpathia Hosting has sent an appeal in federal court in Virginia with a request to allow deletion of files or Megaupload, or pay the cost of storage. «Carpathia Hosting has never had access to data on the servers of Megaupload and we have no mechanism to return the files to users Megaupload.We repeatedly over several weeks trying to find a solution to this issue to the satisfaction of all parties concerned, so that people can fully recover their data, “- said Brian Winter (Brian Winter), director of marketing for Carpathia Hosting ( official press release ). However, interested parties have been unable to find an acceptable solution.
Data center Carpathia Hosting provided the lion’s share of U.S. traffic Megaupload. In total, Megaupload rented a 1103 server with Carpathia Hosting. They were kept from 25 to 28 petabytes of data belonging to about 66 million users.
As you can see, Carpathia Hosting served only that file sharing service, and thus generated 16.6% of all file-sharing traffic in the global Internet.
According to the host, storage costs are $ 9,000 a day, that is, over the past two months, the company has already “got” about $ 567,000 to pay for it until no one is going. If money is not paid, have to remove the files, the agency Associated Press .
At the same time threatens to drag the process Megaupload for several years. The case of extradition to the U.S. dot-com founder Kim’s site is considered for two months. He is currently released on bail by a court in New Zealand.