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!