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About to go live: virtual dedicated server or cloud?

I am about to launch my startup company, and we will be going live in a few weeks time. We have really tight budgetary constraints, since we are bootstrapping - and would prefer not to raise external ...
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Understanding: cloud-server, cloud-hosting, cloud-computing, the cloud

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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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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Is it possible to move an AWS EC2 AMI from one region to another region and if so how?

I have an AWS EC2 AMI in the EU region. I want to move it to the US region. The root device type is EBS and the OS is Linux. Is it possible to transfer the image to the US region and if so how?
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Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

This is a Canonical Question about Cloud Hosting When deploying my application to the Internet: Should I chose a dedicated server, cloud hosting or a VPS? What factors should I consider when ...
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Vmware / vmdk / virtual machine hosting providers? [closed]

I'm new to cloud/virtual hosting and having a difficult time finding much useful information on google about this question. Are there any reputable hosting providers out there, aside from ...
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amazon cloud vs rackspace cloud [closed]

I'm looking to take a dedicated server - in the process I read about Amazon Cloud computing & Rackspace Cloud Servers. Now I'm not sure which one to opt? Could somebody suggest - Performance ...
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What is a “Cloud Provider”?

Sorry if this is the wrong S/E for this type of question. Well, I am asking what is a "Cloud Provider"? Is it just a hosting site? Is it something special? I know that the "Cloud" means internet, ...
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Which one to go Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

We are going to outsource a solution from the data-center (for some reason), it is a web solution built on .NET and SQL server and it has scheduled night services. I searched for Cloud Hosting (IaaS) ...
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Benchmarking hosting providers IO with Bonnie

Ok, because of a bunch of projects I'm working on I've access to dedicated Servers on a 3 hosting providers. As an experiment and for educational purposes I decided to see if I could benchmark how ...
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When should an org invest in a private infrastructure as opposed to a partially or fully hosted solution? [duplicate]

Not referring to militaries or governments, but for other organizations or shops that needs an IT infrastructure (who doesn't nowadays). Similar to this question, but purely in regard to hardware ...
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Python equivalent to Heroku

Is there a Heroku or Engine Yard equivalent for Python?
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Rackspace Cloud Sites: Compute Cycles exploding. Very expensive

Since last week my compute cycles (CC) went through the roof (Rackspace Cloud Sites). Normally I stay under the 10,000 cycles per month . Now this month I already have more than 75,000 compute cycles. ...
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MySQL is killing the server IO

I manage a fairly large/busy vBulletin forums (running on gigenet cloud), the database is ~ 10 GB (~9 milion posts, ~60 queries per second), lately MySQL have been grinding the disk like there's no ...