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Battle of the Clouds - Rackspace Cloud vs. Amazon EC2

You can’t pick up a technical magazine, hang out on Twitter, or read an article on a technology blog without hearing the phrase:  Cloud Computing.  What is cloud computing?  Wikipedia defines it as “Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand“.  That definition is pretty good, but what does it actually mean? Cloud Computing provides businesses and consumers the ability to create on-demand resources and pay only for what you’re using. In the case of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Rackspace Cloud servers (or Instances as they call them) you can very quickly provision yourself a server, meeting your personal requirements, use it for a period of...