[sf-lug] i'm curious about gogrid
jim at well.com
Tue Nov 4 11:35:27 PST 2008
servepath, aka coloserve, is the colo facility
in which we've got the machine that hosts the
sf-lug and the balug web servers.
servepath has a product called go grid
... http://blog.gogrid.com/ ...
that presents a scalable virtual server for a
starting price of $0.19 per hour, which works
out to about $140 per month for paying customers
using the minimum end of scale.
as i understand things, one gets a linux host
on which one can install app software and manage
just as a physical machine with the os provided.
once started, the clock ticks: there's no
bringing it down for some time off-line at no
the big advantages, as i see them, are freedom
from hardware maintenance and quick restoration
of working platform images in the event of bug
discovery or malicious attacks or whatever. also,
within paid-for scale, i'm guessing the virtual
host is essentially within a cluster.
i'm curious as to whether one can scale up and
down as needed on an hour-by hour (or minute by
i'm also curious as to what any of us have to
say about this product.
they have a promo that let's people play with
it for $100 worth of time (about three weeks).
we can sign up for a free $100 trial
with the promocode GGCD.
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