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Re: Reliable Cloud host ?
From: Michael DeMan <nanog () deman com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 15:52:27 -0800

We have found it effective at least for things like DNS and MX-backup to simply swap some VPS and/or physical colo with 
another ISP outside our geographic area.  Both protocols are designed for that kind of redundancy.  Definitely has 
limitations, but is also probably the cheapest solution.

- Mike

On Feb 26, 2012, at 2:56 PM, Randy Carpenter wrote:



Does anyone have any recommendation for a reliable cloud host?

We require 1 or 2 very small virtual hosts to host some remote services to serve as backup to our main datacenter. 
One of these services is a DNS server, so it is important that it is up all the time.

We have been using Rackspace Cloud Servers. We just realized that they have absolutely no redundancy or failover 
after experiencing a outage that lasted more than 6 hours yesterday. I am appalled that they would offer something 
called "cloud" without having any failover at all.

Basic requirements:

1. Full redundancy with instant failover to other hypervisor hosts upon hardware failure (I thought this was a given!)
2. Actual support (with a phone number I can call)
3. reasonable pricing (No, $800/month is not reasonable when I need a tiny 256MB RAM Server with <1GB/mo of data 
transfers)

thanks,
-Randy




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