I’m beta testing cloud hosting from LW…

I don’t have anything useful to put on it…. do any of you guys have any use for it?

Uhm.. I’ll take an invite if ya got one… (dun even know what the hell your talking about… im just intrigued by cloud hosting.)

I’m actually looking to setup a BES / Exchange setup on one possibly. I’d be interested in two test pieces

When you say "cloud" do you just mean VPS system running on a SAN?

i have never seen a cloud service work like its supposed to.

explain

I can link you to quite a few that do.

Wait. I think he’s talking about clouds.

What is truly cloud = GoogleAppEngine, BigTable etc
What is not truly cloud = a Xen VPS running from a SAN back-end (with piss poor disk I/O performance of course )

You’re better off building in "cloud" at the software level – redundancy dealt with in software (e.g. load balancing)

ive used many ‘cloud hosting’ services from MT, to MOSSO, and Layered Tech. They claim the point of the cloud is to be fail safe. But in my experiences, they were down more than single vps instances.

Maybe i’ve just had a run of bad luck with this type of services

The point of the cloud is not to be fail safe.

It sounds like these VPS hosting companies are just rebranding their shit as "cloud computing" since they are technically virtual instances and they want to charge by the computing hour. I’d look into Amazon AWS if you want closer to the true cloud paradigm.

Pretty much.

Similar to when internet radio shows were rebranded as "podcasts"

What is truly cloud = GoogleAppEngine, BigTable etc
What is not truly cloud = a Xen VPS running from a SAN back-end (with piss poor disk I/O performance of course )

You’re better off building in "cloud" at the software level – redundancy dealt with in software (e.g. load balancing)

Cloud is a fucking buzzword. Trying to define it is stupid.

Do you want something always running that has high availability and redundancy? A proper vSphere or Hyper-V setup running off of a SAN with lots of vm host nodes is cloud computing by a lot of definitions, and great for it’s purposes.

Do you want something that just runs for short periods of time without you having to run a server? EC2, etc, works great for that.

Hmm. Does it have support for FlashMediaServer or Red5?