How do we compare?
Our cloud servers are tailored for web infrastructure hosting, unlike some of our competitor (i.e. Amazon EC2), which is a less targeted virtualization solution.
|Basic virtualization||Run multiple virtual servers on physical hardware.|
|Free choice of operating systems||Easily run any operating system designed for PC hardware and any software on your virtual server.||
(pre-installed options or self-install from any standard install CD)
(difficult to create custom AMIs; no FreeBSD)
|Fully flexible sizing||Resize your server, changing your processor, memory, disk or bandwidth on demand to fit your current capacity needs.||
(only 8 fixed instance sizes)
|Automatic redundancy and failover||Rely on automatic reboot of your virtual server in the unlikely event that it terminates due to software or hardware failure, together with persistent storage of all your data, without the need to explicitly store on EBS or S3.|
Correct at time of writing, August 2010Tags: IaaS, target market, technical skills, traditional hosing, web hosting