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Re: Reliable Cloud host ?
From: William Herrin <bill () herrin us>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:45:58 -0500

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM, George Herbert
<george.herbert () gmail com> wrote:
Failing to have central shared storage (iSCSI, NAS, SAN, whatever you
prefer) fails the smell test on a local enterprise-grade
virtualization cluster, much less a shared cloud service.

Hi George,

Why would you imagine that a $30/month virtual private server is built
on an enterprise-grade virtualization cluster? You know what it costs
to builds fibre channel SANs and blade servers and DR. In what
universe does $30/mo per customer recover that cost during the useful
life of the equipment?

A VPS is 2012's version of 2002's web server + CGI and a unix shell.
Quite useful but don't expect magic from it.

Bill Herrin

William D. Herrin ................ herrin () dirtside comĀ  bill () herrin us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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