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Virtual Private Servers/Cloud hosting - Suitable for CPU intensive tasks?

Can anyone with experience of deploying CPU intensive applications into 'cloud' environments (like e.g. Linode), comment on whether these environments have been suitable? It seems to me that with ...
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483 views

Moving all internal servers to the cloud

Background One of my clients is an IT-dependent workflow-driven law firm with about 50 seats. They have been audited by one of their clients (an FSA regulated mortgage lender) and told that their ...
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292 views

List of bare minimum services needed to run WCF, SQL Server 2008 and IIS 7 on Windows 2008 R2 box

List of bare minimum services needed to run WCF, SQL Server 2008 and IIS 7 on Windows 2008 R2 box Situation We provide Finance products on Windows Platforms. We are migrating our technology stack ...
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Design of a hosting network

I am sketching a network design for a KVM hosting site, preparing for hundreds of virtual guests. In our current design, every customer (no matter if physical or virtual) reside on their own VLAN to ...
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253 views

How to install a “virtual” network card on a virtual server?

We have purchased an unmanaged VPS windows hosting solution from one of the UK based companies. We have Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition. We need to install certain third party applications on ...
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91 views

What are the benefits of going with an open source stack?

What are the benefits of going with an open source stack in terms of price and service (not technical)? I am a .NET developer; our team is developing an application in ASP.NET MVC. For some reason we ...
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83 views

How to secure a VM while allowing customer RDS (or equivalent) access to its desktop

We have a Windows Client/(SQL-)Server application which is normally installed at the customer's premises. We now need to provide a hosted solution, and browser-based isn't feasible in the short term. ...
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Specifying virtual machine hosting requirements?

Currently, our customers install our application (services, database, etc.). Some of our customers are asking us to host it for them. We're looking into hosting providers, but I'm not sure how to ...
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115 views

HOsting 2 http servers on the same server

what is the requirement to be able to run PHP and ASP.net on the same server? i mean is it possible to provide 2 hosting models one for users that have ASP,NET websites and other for users use PHP ...
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vmware virtual appliance hosting (preferably in the UK) [closed]

I am looking for a provider of vmware virtual appliance hosting preferably in the UK. Here are my criteria:- Must either offer or allow the install of the Brightmail Security Gateway Virtual ...
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325 views

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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2answers
376 views

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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5answers
791 views

How to ensure that development environment = staging = production?

I'm working at a tiny start-up, and our budget is tight, but we do have one. Currently all developers work on a single server using separate virtual hosts. This is problematic because each needs his ...
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Best Hosted VM Provider

We have some boxes at a reputable (expensive) hosting company. They don't offer a simple/flexible VM solution. All I want is the ability to create CentOS VMs (mainly) to host our (mostly) static ...
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225 views

Cloud platform for virtual desktops

Is there any software that itself works on a cloud computing provider? For example, VMWare ACE running on an Amazon EC2 platform? Or perhaps a vendor that provides a virtual desktop solution and hosts ...
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Can I migrate a virtual system between providers?

I'm considering the services of a Virtual Hosting Provider. Are there a set of vendors that support exporting and importing system images, such that a system running on provider A can be migrated to ...