17. April 2011 21:45
I don't like cloud computing! Count this post as another reason.
Just a minute ago I have tried Rackspace's Cloud Servers Cost Calculator to see how much a normal server would cost. I was moderate, asked for a server
that have 15.5 GB RAM
that runs for a month
that have 15 TBin and 15TB out bandwidth
Calculator said, $5784 for a month please! I didn't even bother with Amazon. Rackspace supposed to be a lot cheaper!
Now, have a look at Hetzner's top server. It is only €109/$157!
Ok, bandwidth is limited to 5TB but after 5TB they (only) reduce you to 10Mbit.
You could buy near enough 50 servers!
23. March 2011 09:17
"The CLOUD"! Computing on the "The Cloud"!
I'm sure you all heard and use services like Dropbox, Google Apps etc. daily.
I am against it. Not the actual computing power but handing my personal or business data to a company (regardless how big they are).
History of hacks, break-ins, security breaches keeps my gut feeling about the cloud quite alive!
Here is another one fo those, PHP Fog was hacked and taken down. Reason? Well, read and decide...
This failover server should have been taken offline a long time ago. It was a relic that I had built as a proof of concept. We were replacing it, but I should have just taken it down until we had the replacement. Unfortunately and stupidly, I had an old copy of the site code on that server which had our PHP Fog system passwords that I also stupidly had not deleted or changed. This was really naive and irresponsible of me. The old code-base, all our proprietary intellectual property, was posted for around 5 minutes to twitter.