[GRLUG] Cloud Providers

L. V. Lammert lvl at omnitec.net
Wed Feb 8 20:49:21 EST 2017

Need a new server for a mid-level e-commerce, .. my initial thought was to
go to a reasonable cost bare metal provider.

After working with Google Computer for a while, however, there are some
capabilities there that would not be available on a bare metal box:

 * Snapshot capability (i.e. snapshot a volume and attach to another
   instance for troubleshooting or development);

 * Spool up a dev machine when needed, leave dark when not needed to save

 * Additional resource a click away (e.g. 2 cores -> 4 cores, more disk
   space, more memory), and ability to release resources when not needed.

Google Compute, of course, also has some frustrating features - any
recommendations for a better provider, vis-a-vie functionality or cost?


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