Hosting decision time: physical hosting vs cloud services
When it is time to change or update your hosting services, the choice between co-location and cloud services can become overwhelming.
This quick post on how virtualization and physical hosting compare may help you.
First 2 rows are hardware from Dell.
I used the PowerEdge T410 as a mid-sized tower with 4 GiB and 12 GiB of RAM respectfully. The per month costs are for a 1/2 rack in the ipHouse Minneapolis, MN data center with 8A of usable power. Monthly costs are hardware divided over 24 months plus the monthly hosting fee. Tax calculated at 7.7% and I assumed no financing fees.
Setup as $0.00 though there are significant setup fees involved when purchasing your own physical server.
|vmForge VDC||virtual DC||8||4||200||250||$200.00||$0.00|
|iland||Pay as you go||8||200||250||$344.98||$0.00|
http://www.cloudorado.com/ has a configurable pricing model system that will allow you to build your perfect cloud system and then link you to providers with estimated pricing per month.
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