[LRUG] Rails in the wonderful, wonderful Cloud

Mark Blackman mark at blackmans.org
Thu Oct 1 04:02:25 PDT 2009

On 1 Oct 2009, at 10:10, Mike Evans wrote:

> Hello, a quick question on this sunny autumnal morning. A client of  
> ours is looking to move their Rails app into the cloud both for  
> future scalability and redundancy reasons (the recent 20 minute  
> outage due to their current host's network issues being the  
> proximate cause).
> Can anyone recommend, or recommend avoiding, any virtualised  
> platforms? I'm aware of Engine Yard and Heroku (both of which are  
> EC2 based I believe), and it seems Rackspace has a product now too.  
> We've used Joyent in the past but found their customer service  
> pretty woeful. The client's budget is £250/US$400 per month; a  
> managed solution would be preferable if budget allows.

Are you looking for Rails-focussed virtualisation or general ones or  
big ones or cheap ones?

For 250GBP/month you could probably get a pair of dedicated servers of  
a reasonable spec.

- Mark

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