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|Description||Scalable, pay-as-you-go compute capacity in the cloud.||Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.||A rock-solid cloud platform for blue-sky thinking|
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A Better VPS
February 14, 2014 03:39
A VPS gives the full access that I need, because most of what I do has complex integrations and there is plenty of legacy - very stable, highly tuned code developed over two decades - that I carry with me. My use is also limited to during development, so there is no point going for a full server.
Amazon EC2 is a VPS, except it is cheaper.
Additionally, I used to previously take the code developed on my VPS and deploy it to whatever server the client brought.
With Amazon EC2 the deployment is already done. All that remains it to scale up, add other products like dns, mail, storage and so on, and change the billing so that the client gets invoiced. That makes the process that much more predictable and seamless, and the end result much more stable.
So far so good
April 06, 2014 09:18
Just started using EC2 myself, but it was the platform used by my previous employer, as well. They are getting easier to use, dashboard improvements over time were well done. Responded fast to outages. They offer a limited free tier which is perfect for my current project, allowing me time to build it to the point where I will need a paid solution. Overall, I'm liking it so far.
February 20, 2015 09:13
I use DigitalOcean for testing or hosting my apps. You can set up an Ubuntu server in less than a minute. There are also one-click-install apps, so I don't have to install e.g. the LAMP stack myself. The dashboard has a really easy UI and is easy to use. The costs begin at 5 bucks per month. Also DigitalOcean has a great support and an adorable community. They have a great support page with hundreds of tutorials.
DigitalOcean is an amazing community
March 31, 2014 07:04
I started using DigitalOcean back in January to host a Ghost blog. I was a little worried at first because I didn't have too much experience setting up servers. There was always the option of a full service company that does all the work for you, but the point was that I wanted more control for the purpose of learning. And, learning turned out to be really easy thanks to the great community at DigitalOcean. There are tutorials for just about anything. It has been an amazing learning experience, and now I'm looking forward to hosting more complex projects here. I already have a couple in the works for the near future. I highly recommend it.
I can't rate the Support great or bad, as I haven't really had a need to contact them yet. But everything else has been excellent so far.
Its the best among the lot
July 09, 2014 12:37
I am a freelancer and a researcher. I have had tried a lot of hosting services over the years. But DIgitalOcean stands out from the rest for its pricing. Its just five dollar a month for a basic node.
And the other reason for loving Digital Ocean is that they support Docker. It you buy a VPS machine, chances are that docker support wont be available as with PV or hypervisor, docker need some extra config.
So far I am loving DO :-)
Azure for mobile dev
April 06, 2014 10:25
Windows Azure is more difficult to configure than some other cloud based technologies, however, it makes up for it with the incredible integrations and ease of development on mobile platforms (Android, iOS and of course Windows Phone).
The Azure Web Sites is a PaaS that is very easy to setup and is pretty powerful.
If you want VMs you can have them and even program when they come online.
There are tons of ways to use this service and there are a lot of free things you can get in order to try it out. The only downside is that you have to learn a new, although very powerful, platform.
We use several EC2 instances each dedicated for a separate purpose - API servers, TCP servers for device, DB instances.
We use this both indirectly through Elastic Beanstalk and directly for running some servers continuously. AWS is a solid provider of cloud services.
When you need flexibility with compute power, memory, EBS, snapshots, security groups, etc.
모든 서버는 EC2 를 이용하고 있습니다. 가격이 저렴하다고는 할 수 없습니다만 신뢰성 있고, 관리가 아주 편리합니다. 원하는 만큼 순식간에 서버를 증설했다가 필요없을 때 바로 반납해버릴 수 있기 때문에 스타트업에서 이만한 IaaS 를 찾을 수 없다고 생각합니다. 저희가 사용하는 지역은 도쿄입니다.
We have over fleet of over 25 servers running at any given time that scales elastically with load.
Opstax uses EC2 in replacement for traditional physical infrastructure.
We liked a lot of things about Heroku. We loved the build packs, and we still in fact use Heroku build packs, but we were frustrated by lack of control about a lot of things. It’s nice to own the complete stack, or rather as far down as AWS goes. It gave us a lot of flexibility and functionality that we didn’t have before. We use a lot of Amazon technology.
We're in the process of moving to a SOA (service-oriented architecture), and each of our services run on a cluster of EC2 boxes behind an ELB. Our services are built primarily with Go and Ruby, depending on the requirements.
Almost all our servers run from Ubuntu on AWS EC2, as it is robust and easy to work with.
About a year and a half ago (written June 2013) we moved from dedicated servers over to AWS. Thanks to AWS, we no longer have to think on a server level. Instead, we think of everything as a cluster of instances, and an instance is essentially a virtual server where we don’t have to worry about the hardware. It’s a relief to not have to worry about the hardware behind the instances.
The clusters we have are: WWW, API, Upload, HAProxy, HBase, MySQL, Memcached, Redis, and ElasticSearch, for an average total of 80 instances. Each cluster handles the job that its name describes, all working together for the common goal of giving you your daily (hourly?) dose of image entertainment.
Below is a diagram of how they all work together:
We run a Blazer instance for all reporting needs; it has its own DigitalOcean droplet and is deployed automatically through mina.
DigitalOcean is the backbone for the whole stack. Without its cheap pricing and easy scalability this whole project wouldn't be possible.
Easy to use Droplets on DigitalOcean allow me to take snapshots of my deployed application, and is used as my main cloud host.
A small droplet using the one-click Ubuntu+Docker supported the Buildkite agent for CI testing via Docker Compose.
Better performance for your $$$ than EC2, no nasty surprise traffic fees when you're bootstrapped.
Now, all my virtual machines are digital ocean droplets: easy to create, clone and destroy. SSD-fast. Affordable.
We use DigitalOcean to host our build tools (namely Drone.io) for a cheap CI and CD server.
We'll be using this to host the server application during alpha phase.
We like DigitalOcean for its clean user interface, overall reliability, API access and competitive pricing.
Good for deploying apps where you want total control over everything. You need to have DevOps and SysAdmin skills tough.
Cheap-as-chips, quick-to-deploy, scalable/performant virtual servers for hosting. No brainer.
Been hosting with them for a while now. Never had an issue, great support, great docs: can't beat 'em. Though I'd probably move to AWS for large scale projects.
Because I like having more control of my deployment, I am currently hosting this on DigitalOcean. I don't need to worry about arbitrary row limits and I can be sure that the app is always running.
We are using virtual machines and now Kubernetes via their ACS (Azure Container Service) to make it scalable and highly available.
Serviço utilizado para deploy de toda a infraestrutura do projeto. Colocamos todas as peças do serviço no azure, garantindo uma forma rápida e garantia de escalibilidade.
We currently host PRS and EARS on Azure as they are .Net apps, but we are currently porting these services to Scala and will be hosting them on Heroku with the other P2 SRX services.
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Azure is used for deploying the bot to the cloud as a fallback to hardware device deployment.
The Seen on Set website is hosted with Azure. We use SQL Azure for structured data persistence and Azure Web Apps is used to host the main web application.