> From: Paul Beltrani [mailto:spamgrinder@gmai...]
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 9:59 AM
> I expect you've considered this, but for the thread, is there a reason
> you've ruled out one of the cloud providers? i.e. Is it a requirement
> that there be physical hardware which you own and install?
> If not, I've had good experiences with both Amazon Web Services
> http://aws.amazon.com/ and Slicehost (Rackspace)
I use RS and AWS plenty, haven't used slicehost... So I'm certainly
familiar with the cloud service offerings.
Present situation is like this: I have a new client, who represents one
half of a failed partnership, that is ending on sensitive but peaceful
terms. Unfortunately, the servers are being hosted from the other guy's
basement. Without incurring the typical 3-6 week leadtime of installing a
network, we need to move those servers to neutral (and secure and
accessible) territory. A brief interruption of service while moving
physical servers is acceptable. Leaving the service down more than a few
hours is unacceptable.
The servers contain medical and personal information, so that might be a
legal obstacle in terms of considering any cloud services.