SkyServer: Server | BluePoint Data: "osted virtual servers are not created equal. First there’s the hardware itself: many virtual server farms are literally built on a house of cards, using techniques developed years ago when Windows servers were used for non-mission critical functions. Servers, networks, and storage, built to these antiquated and obsolete specifications have no place in cloud computing.
Today, the demands of cloud computing require, dare we say, a mainframe-like approach to systems management. To put this in more general terms, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link and therefore cloud computing infrastructure must be built, and more importantly maintained in a way that it is absolutely reliable."
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