[LRUG] Rails in the wonderful, wonderful Cloud

Andrew Stewart boss at airbladesoftware.com
Thu Oct 1 04:31:27 PDT 2009

Hi Mike,

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.

I've used Rails Machine for over three years and they have been  
fantastic.  Their support is speedy and effective and they have pulled  
me out of every single hole I've dug for myself in that time.

They offer managed hosting, though I haven't tried it (I'm on an  
Original Machine account, which means I administer my VPSs myself).   
Based on my experience with RM so far, I would expect it to be a first  
class service.



Andy Stewart

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