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Capabilities and pricing of Amazon's cloud computing platform? [closed]

I'm finding it very hard to estimate how much my web application might cost running in Amazon's cloud? My app is similar to stackoverflow.com - asp.net, ajaz, sql database. Can anyone estimate how ...
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DNS settings for SaaS in the cloud?

I am building a SaaS product. When a user signs up for an account they must select an alias for their site --------.getlaunchpoint.com. Right now I have an A record *.getlaunchpoint.com that points to ...
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Can a VM span multiple nodes with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud?

With Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC, or Ubuntu's private cloud offering), can a VM span multiple nodes or only one node?
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Does cloud storage replicate the data over many datacenters if so it means i benefit content delivery network?

Let's assume that i want to use cloud storage service from one of the cloud storage provider, i got X gb structured and unstructured data and i will use this data as my contents of my interactive web ...
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Multicast in Rackspace cloud

On Amazon EC2, I cannot use multicast, but how about rackspace cloud? It would be very beneficial to be able to use multicast as most clustering protocols rely on it...
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What Makes Cloud Storage (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, google Apps) different from Traditional Data center storage networking (SAN and NAS)?

Some confusion because of my question so to make it simple : "What kind of storage do big cloud providers use and why?" As far as i understand, however I am not able to find any kind of official ...
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Is it possible to host email and DNS on AWS

We are working towards moving our app to AWS. I have heared that email and DNS cannot be hosted on AWS, is this correct? If this correct, then what are my options?
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AWS - Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application?

Looking for a clarification and guidance on the best practice. Where should we store images, CSS and log files of the application? Application server or S3? We will be storing user related images ...
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Rackspace Cloud servers backing up

Is there anyway to backup an image of a rackspace cloud server? something thats easy to do instead of running scripts backing up each db and fs. This seems like something easy to do on EC2 and ...
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How Can I Virtualize An Ubuntu Server Into A Windows OS Inside Amazon EC2?

I would like to use a windows desktop inside the Amazon EC2 cloud, but their prices for windows are too high. Please provide step by step instructions to virtualize a windows OS inside of an Ubuntu ...
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How To Automatically Login To Ubuntu On Amazon's EC2 Service?

< NEW > My apologies, I didn't explain my goal very well. I want to automatically "log onto" and start running any given program under a user account in Ubuntu. I guess this has very little to do ...
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Should I persist images on EBS or S3?

I am migrating my Java,Tomcat, Mysql server to AWS EC2. I have already attached EBS volume for storing Mysql data. In my web application people may upload images. So I should persist them. There ...
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Automatically Login & Startup A Windows Program On Amazon's EC2 Service

How can I automatically start a program on Amazon's EC2 Windows 2008 web servers? For example, if I wanted to test the "Digg effect" on a web page of mine, how could I open 100 windows 2008 servers ...
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Multiple servers vs 1 big server performance

My team of developers has suggested a server structure for an upcoming project we are developing. Our structure is "logical", meaning that the various logical components of the application (it is a ...
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Can anyone recommend a legacy hosting cloud platform? [closed]

I'm looking to build a cluster of test machines that run XP, Vista and Win7 with 32/64 bit versions but I'd like to build these into a cloud system. Looking at EC2 I can't install XP and I can't see ...
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Things I should look for/tread cautiously if I am moving to the cloud

What should I be looking out for when moving to a cloud like Rackspace? Another user at serverfault had issues like compute cycles (CC) exploding and I did not want to have the same experience.
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Benchmark of provisionning delays of various cloud providers

Cloud computing supposedly lets you instantiate on-demand processing power through additional VMs. The allocation process is frequently advertised as fast without further details. My personal ...
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What is “Cloud Computing”? [closed]

Everywhere I turn, I keep seeing the term "cloud computing". I've done the usual drill of reading Wikipedia, searching around a bit, but it's hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. Can someone ...
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I need a relatively cheap host, which will be able to handle sudden peaks in traffic?

We're launching a product in a few months, which will obviously have a website. Judging from our current traffic, we believe that overall traffic will probably not be that much, but we are aiming at ...
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How we build private cloud computing in my organization [closed]

I'm young admin in some organization, I would like to know how we prepare private cloud computing. Like what cloud computing consist of ? Regards Pond
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I am on Rackspace Cloud. What is Bandwidth Out and Bandwidth In?

Can someone give me very easy to understand examples? And how to calculate? Suppose someone views a page off of my web server. This page is 400kb. How much is the bandwidth in and out for me?
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MS SQL Server on Amazon EC2 - 20Gb, 75% rewrite every night

Client asked if we can host our application for them on Amazon Cloud. The app has database running on MS SQL Server which is approximately 20 Gb in size. We need to update the database almost every ...
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DNS service outside hosting provider [closed]

I came to the conclusion that the DNS service at my hosting company is totally unreliable. But I don't want to change providers, because all their other services are great. In fact, it's a cloud ...
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Suggestions for iPhone game server hosting [closed]

I'm working on an iPhone application which requires a server component. The game would interact with the server using JSON and would essentially be a CRUD interface to a database backend. I don't ...
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How to choose size for a cloud server (rackspace)

We're going to test the rackspace cloud next week to see how it's working with our web app. It's a LAMP environment with a lot of MySQL databases. How do I choose the "right" server size? On ...
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How to configure IIS wildcards for account subdomains (like Basecamp)?

In effect I'm working on a SaaS application where I want to give subscribers their own subdomain to access their information (in code I will be pulling the first part of the subdomain for use as their ...
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(*nix) Cloud/cluster solutions for scalable web-services

I'm going to build a high-performance web service. It should use a database (or any other storage system), some processing language (either scripting or not), and a web-server daemon. The system ...
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Cloud hosting: do we need it?

We have a server (4GB RAM, two 4-core Intel Xeon E5420) performing the following tasks: website with static content (currently just some CMS, we plan to add a caching reverse-proxy) customer control ...
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Comparison of cloud hosting providers [closed]

Is there a place where we can compare* the many new arising cloud hosting providers? From reading into each of them, they seem very different and range from just hosting applications (google) to a ...
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Understanding: cloud-server, cloud-hosting, cloud-computing, the cloud [closed]

There's a lot of buzz about these subjects and there seems little consensus on the terms. Is that just me not understanding the subject, or is there a clear meaning for each of these terms? Are there ...
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With the emergence of scalable VPS like Rackspace's Cloudservers, is there still room for traditional VPS providers?

With Rackspace Cloudservers gaining popularity, and the ability for one to use their cloudserver as a scalable VPS, is there any reason why people should be using traditional VPS providers? ...
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Expecting High traffic on website..How to manage

I am expecting high traffic on a corporate website i am managing.At present the website is hosted on godaddy shared hosting. As it will be an IPO for my clients company so i don't have any idea what ...
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Running a DNS Server in the “Cloud”

On previous projects I have relied upon the data centre to handle my DNS. However recently we have been moving more projects to various "cloud" solutions. Is it a good idea to run a DNS server on a ...
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Does Amazon S3 have “sub-directories”? (Rackspace Cloudfiles does not)

In Rackspace, all the "buckets" are one level. Buckets cannot be inside other buckets. This makes it very hard for ORGANIZATION! Edit: does anyone have any suggestions on which one to use...for best ...
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Which Cloud Computing provider support user-provided Linux kernel?

I'm looking for a Cloud Computing provider which provide servers on-demand and billed per hour (like EC2) with the ability to use an alternate kernel (they often use Xen for cloud servers). I want ...
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Has anyone got billed for malicious activities (DDoS) on a cloud server? [closed]

I would like to know if anyone got billed beyond expectation on a cloud service because of malicious activities (DDoS, etc)? How does EC2 and/or Rackspace Cloud handle these issues? Thank you!
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Any reviews about the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)? [closed]

I want to use it for hosting large system which will contain x-large database.
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When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com? [closed]

I had asked this question on StackOverflow. It was suggested to post it here too. When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com? Please share ...
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How can I dynamically scale cloud servers to provide an on-demand hosting service?

I'm interested in using Rackspace Cloud Servers API to build myself a dynamically scalable hosting service. The Cloud Servers API allows me to add and remove server instances programmatically. ...
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The Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing? [closed]

In an era of ubiquitous broadband, smart-phones, and users who manage multiple computers and devices, it just makes sense to move your email, photos, documents, calendar, notes, finances, and contacts ...
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VPS solution to match cloud scalabilty and reliability

Having this architecture in mind: server 1: webserver - floating/surges of CPU load and BW consumption server 2: dbserver - floating I/O from webserver and steady/heavy I/O from batch-process server ...
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JBoss Application Server on Rackspace Cloud/Mosso

So,I have a cloud account with Rackspace Cloud. I've set up a server with them. They gave me an IP and a password. I SSH'd to the machine, installed Mysql-server, Java and JBoss 5.0.1. I started JBoss ...
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Should our web-app go Cloud or multiple VPS?

Let's say we have a web-app and there's an automated/under-the-hood process which updates the DB. At the moment, they all ran in the same server. We'd like to separate the batch-process from the ...
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Are Rackspace's Cloud Servers really cloud hosting?

I may be confused about what cloud hosting really is... I asked Rackspace how its Cloud Server (CS) 256MB/10GB compares to Slicehost's 256slice VPS, and they said it's exactly the same (only ...
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What is the most recent up to date version of CENTOS distribution in EC2 Public AMI Library?

We are currently using (CentOS5_2V4_1_10)ami-cb52b6a2, but I am hoping to get something more updated. Thanks!
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Moving ASP.NET web application to a 'cloud' - has anybody actually done this?

Has anybody out there actually moved an ASP.NET application from a traditional hosting environment/situation - i.e. where you own the kit, or use Rackspace - to using a cloud service/provider? Does ...
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Google App Engine SDK is open source. Would anyone from the cloud try to catch it to break the vendor lockin?

Would it be possible/feasible/desirable that any "cloud" provider grab the source code of the Google App Engine SDK in order to break the "vendor lock in" it imposes?
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Cloud Computing Persistent Servers [closed]

I have a set of demos that I do for work to sell Enterprise Software and lately, the hardware requirements for these demos has started to get to be excessive for bringing a laptop into a client so I ...
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How do I store an image of a server?

Is there any way to take an image of a "cloud" server (the server in question is on the Rackspace Cloud/Mosso) and store it so that the server instance can be shut down/destroyed, and if I decide I ...
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Amazon EC2 Load Balanced & Auto Loaded Cluster - What happens to browser sessions?

Assuming a cluster of webservers on EC2 with both Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Loading (meaning instances start and die based on demand), can someone tell me what happens to a user's browser's ...