[GLLUG] Amazon EC2 vs Hetzner dedicated box. Am I missing the obvious?

Andy Smith andy at bitfolk.com
Wed Aug 6 11:17:27 UTC 2014

On Wed, Aug 06, 2014 at 12:41:18AM +0100, gvim wrote:
> At Hetzner (hetzner.de) I can get a dedicated EX40 with these specs:
> Quad-core i7-4480 Haswell
> 2 x 2TB SATA 7200rpm
> .... for £465/year or £560/year with 2 x 240GB SSDs.
> I just don't understand how the cloud option is economically viable
> at current prices.

It doesn't make sense to compare a cloud product with a single
dedicated server.

If you just need one server, and are happy that it can be hosted in
one of Hetzner's data sheds, then that is always going to be cheaper
than a cloud provider with an API, ability to scale in multiple
availability zones, attach network storage, etc. etc.

EC2 (except perhaps for the free tier) isn't really for the purpose
of putting up single hosts.


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