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From Paul Wilson <paulalexwil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Any cloud recommendations
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:22:22 GMT
Great - thanks for the excellent reply.

I've had a look and am going with Google Compute.
It appears to be fairly simple and well priced.

Cheers,
Paul


On 28 August 2014 14:00, Richard Downer <richard@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Paul, welcome to Brooklyn and Clocker :-)
>
> When it comes to "which cloud", jclouds (on which Brooklyn is based)
> does such a good job that there's really no technical difference
> between the main cloud providers. Instead, your can make your choice
> based on how cheap it is, and how easy it is to sign up!
>
> Services that I've personally used are:
>
> Google Compute: https://cloud.google.com/
> HPCloud: http://www.hpcloud.com/
> and, of course, Amazon AWS: http://aws.amazon.com/
>
> There was a price war on cloud compute a couple of months ago, and
> some good bargains can be had now. Getting started for all three is
> probably pretty simple (it's ages since I've had to do it); I expect
> just a sign-up form and a credit card. There may be an extra step of
> validation to make sure that spammers and malware pedlars aren't
> getting accounts; I did get a telephone call from HPCloud when I got
> started, although I was travelling abroad at the time so the IP
> address != country of residence tripped a warning sign from their
> fraud detection department, but it was sorted out in no time.
>
> Google Compute is probably the cheapest (Amazon didn't *quite* match
> its prices IIRC); OTOH, Google Compute uses oauth for authentication
> which always confuses me when trying to set up a client. For sheer
> ease-of-use, AWS is probably the one to go for - two simple strings
> for authentication which just go into to brooklyn.properties -
> although AWS sometimes has a reputation for suffering from the
> noisy-neighbour problem (not sure if this is still an issue these
> days).
>
> My employer makes extensive use of SoftLayer, but I'm not sure how
> they compare on pricing and ease-of-signup.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Richard.
>
> On 28 August 2014 13:40, Paul Wilson <paulalexwilson@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've spent the last few days looking at Brooklyn and Clocker and must say
> > that it looks awesome and I'm really excited about it.
> >
> > I want to set up a test installation that has:
> >
> >   * Docker containers
> >   * Clustered vert.x application
> >   * A Cassandra Cluster for persistence
> >   * An nginx load balancer
> >   * Automatic scalling based upon load - including vert.x and cassandra
> > nodes
> >
> > .... but I'm getting ahead of myself!
> >
> > I wondered if you guys had any opinions as to which cloud offering might
> be
> > a good start for a Docker based POC such as this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Paul
>

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