Reliable Cloud host ?

Michael DeMan nanog at deman.com
Sun Feb 26 17:52:27 CST 2012


We have found it effective at least for things like DNS and MX-backup to simply swap some VPS and/or physical colo with another ISP outside our geographic area.  Both protocols are designed for that kind of redundancy.  Definitely has limitations, but is also probably the cheapest solution.

- Mike

On Feb 26, 2012, at 2:56 PM, Randy Carpenter wrote:

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> Does anyone have any recommendation for a reliable cloud host?
> 
> We require 1 or 2 very small virtual hosts to host some remote services to serve as backup to our main datacenter. One of these services is a DNS server, so it is important that it is up all the time.
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> We have been using Rackspace Cloud Servers. We just realized that they have absolutely no redundancy or failover after experiencing a outage that lasted more than 6 hours yesterday. I am appalled that they would offer something called "cloud" without having any failover at all.
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> Basic requirements:
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> 1. Full redundancy with instant failover to other hypervisor hosts upon hardware failure (I thought this was a given!)
> 2. Actual support (with a phone number I can call)
> 3. reasonable pricing (No, $800/month is not reasonable when I need a tiny 256MB RAM Server with <1GB/mo of data transfers)
> 
> thanks,
> -Randy
> 




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