What is your favored cloud computing carrier?
I've been making use of Amazon EC2 circumstances of Windows Server 2003 for the last couple of months and also have actually been really satisfied. In the starting the tooling was restricted to a Firefox plugin for handling your web servers, today they've launched a complete internet based control panel for regulating every little thing and also I have to claim it is VERY glossy!
The Windows circumstances themselves have actually been running faultlessly - I can not claim I've seen any kind of distinction in between remoting right into my web servers there versus remoting right into my physical web server at Rackspace. They're running internet sites on IIS certainly, and also you can not inform the distinction. The substantial advantage is that I have all the material saved on an Elastic Block storage space that I attach as an added drive on the web server (using the console) and also rotating up a new web server essentially takes mins!
The EC2 instance does not store state, so I simply have some manuscripts on the very same Elastic Block storage space that I can go to set up IIS and also we're up with a load well balanced web server in a snap!
I'm still running it via its rates, yet if this remedy maintains functioning the means it is currently, I'll be removing my physical organized remedy rather quickly!
I have not attempted any one of the various other cloud carriers around, yet to be straightforward, I have not required to. My study checked into others, yet on attributes alone I selected Amazon and also have not been let down.
Hope that aids!
We've been making use of EC2, yet not Windows. I've launched a Windows instance to attempt it out and also was suprised by just how well it executed (Remote desktop computer). They take a bit longer to rotate up yet it resembles Amazon has actually applied this perfectly.
Every little thing outside the OS equals regarding the solution is worried and also I'm really satisfied with the API and also degree of control given. Elastic Block Storage addressed a significant frustration for running data sources.
An additional point to keep in mind ... when you run an EC2 Windows instance you're not just paying on - need for the CPU time, yet additionally for the windows certificate. That's a significant price financial savings there for light use.