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Aug 31, 2010, 20:05 (0 Talkback[s])

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"I wreck servers on a regular basis. Yep, I build and wreck multiple servers every day. As a Linux trainer I am always demonstrating how to build Linux servers in class and then blowing them away. Did it today, built an Ubuntu 10.04 server with Postfix and added the UFW firewall settings, mutt, changed the DNS to get mail going and even, made an image of that server and blew it all away. But today was different, today I used the RackSpace Cloud. Yep, I created an account for $.03 per hour built and destroyed Linux servers.

"The Cloud server, especially paying for the server by the hour is an amazing development. You can build a Linux server and pay only $.015 per hour to have that server up. Of course, you also have to pay for bandwidth but that is an insignificant amount for a training server.

"The Cloud server is not really much different than the 12 servers I have virtualized in my office except that based on the low cost for training options it is much cheaper than purchasing hardware for servers and paying for electricity"

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