CCJ: Cloud Computing Hosting vs. Dedicated Hosting Comparison
How does the cost of dedicated hosted server solution compare with on demand hosting?
For the purpose of the comparison I have selected Rackspace for dedicated server hosting and Amazon for on-demand cloud hosting. (In an earlier post I had compared the cost of different cloud providers). This is only a direct cost comparison. I have not considered issues like support, security, reliability, availability etc. There are also several other assumptions I have made that can be challenged.
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