[kwlug-disc] Any experience with cloudatcost.com VPS?

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Mon Nov 18 07:31:57 EST 2013


Although I agree with Bob if it is to be that sort of thing, it could 
also be an information transfer session. 'The cloud' is too intangible 
as a concept, and apparently a moving target, so simply addressing "What 
is the cloud?" would also be useful.

Buyer's guide, considerations and criteria, compare and contrast, would 
all fit. When to use what, when is it appropriate to move to the 'big 
boys', what and where are the players, and so on.

Even within this list in the last few months, right-sizing and 
right-vendoring for your particular use case seems to have many 
possibilities.

And, I suspect for most, cloud candidate functionality is greater than 
one would intuitively expect. e.g. Does it have to be roll your own bare 
linux box, or ...

Easy example - there is a lot of reluctance to rolling one's own mail 
server. (For lots of good reasons.) But if sufficiently motivated, one 
might move that basement server to the cloud - if only for redundancy / 
uptime. Coming the other way, what if one wanted to roll their own mail 
server in the cloud - presumably some hosters make that easier than others.

... then you get into PIMs, CMS's, and so on. And now we're talking 
applications on those clouds, and the line between cloud and 
applications servers gets thinner and thinner ...


On 13-11-17 09:33 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
>> hmmm actually I wonder if anyone from Fibretech is on this list, and
>> might be interested in giving a presentation about what they are
>> doing?
>
> If we're having commercial vendors come in, I'd like to see it as a
> vendor shootout.  Bring in three competitors, each can pitch to the
> crowd for 30 minutes (with 15 min between presentations to mop up the
> blood).
>
> Locally, in addition to Fibrenetics we also have Sentex and Execulink
> with hosting packages.  None of them are Big Media (ie. Bell or Rogers),
> so they'll be pitching to a friendly crowd.
>
> --Bob.
>
>
> On 13-11-17 05:05 PM, Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
>> Thanks for the thoughts.
>>
>> I think I might give it a try too. This only thing I am running on
>> my current VPS are 2 extremely small and static, sites so this will
>> be a better fit for that scenario. (at $35, if this last more than ~
>> 6 months I'll save money :) And we'll see how it works out before
>> doing other things with them.
>>
>>
>> hmmm actually I wonder if anyone from Fibretech is on this list, and
>> might be interested in giving a presentation about what they are
>> doing?
>>
>> Would anyone else be interested in such a presentation, if I try to
>> get in touch with Fibretech/Cloudatcost?
>>
>> Andrew
>>
>>
>> On 11/11/13 12:55, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) wrote:
>>> On Nov 10, 2013, at 7:48 PM, Jonathan D. Poole
>>> <jpoole at digitaljedi.ca>  wrote:
>>>> That model is broken IMHO, or they just don't care until they
>>>> sell off the first 10k.  Sell fast, to get the name out, or sell
>>>> fast and watch it die once it's all sold.  Tell me about the
>>>> network performance/cpu performance once they're under some
>>>> load/sell the 10,000.
>>>>
>>>> However, they are called 'Developer 1/2/3' which could mean there
>>>> is some fine print on what you can do with them.  Proof of
>>>> concept development ideas, a box to throw crap on, sure, but for
>>>> anything legit, no thanks.
>>>
>>> Completely agreed on all points, which is why I’m just seeing what
>>> it can do and not using it for anything important.
>>>
>>> -A.
>>>
>>>
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