Sunday, December 28, 2008

Some cloud hosting options

I've been looking at various alternatives for cloud hosting recently.

My particular requirements are for a .NET host (so I need windows)

For cloud hosts in the UK:
- I had a look at Flexiscale - they seem to have a had a few negative customer reviews
- Then I had a look at elastichosts - they say they support Windows - but you'll need to install it yourself.
- I looked at Mosso - they seem reasonable but don't really give you much control - e.g. if I wanted the chart control installed then I'd have to submit a ticket and hope...
- And Amazon Europe are Dublin based (I think) but they are Linux not Windows at present.

I think I'm going to end up on Amazon EC2 in the US... but now I do also have an Azure invite - so I'll definitely also be giving that a spin.

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