Cloud Server Versus Dedicated Server Pricing

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 20, 2010


Cloud computing has its risks, but when pricing is compared the the cost of a dedicated server, it is no surprise that many see the risks worth taking. This CIO Blog suggests that Rackspace and others should view dedicated server hosting with the same mindset they use for their cloud offerings.


The cost of using the cloud for server and storage makes dedicated servers look like a 'rip-off'.

"Rackspace and others (despite their push to the cloud) are successful because they can view dedicated server hosting with the same mindset they use for their cloud offerings: the server is already here in the server room, installed and ready to go, alongside the other hundreds of boxes we have already running. They just don't plumb it in to the rest of the cloud infrastructure. Hosting a dedicated server cost effectively is not the complex, hard to get your head around elasticity of the cloud, but it is a mindset that doesn't treat every server as completely different from the last one either."

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