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Building my own virtual cloud?
By Dave Winer on Friday, November 04, 2011 at 4:37 PM.

A picture named fawkes.gifI spent the day at an academic conference on interdisciplinary computing. Oddly there wasn't much talk about computing. And since I am not immersed in the inner workings of academia, I didn't understand most of what was being talked about.  #

So while I was not understanding, I daydreamed and came up with a question that I bet someone here knows the answer to. #

The question is this -- is this scenario economic? #

Say I want to run my own virtual cloud. Rent a server at a colo facility and install VMWare on it. Instead of paying Amazon or Rackspace for a few virtual servers, just create my own.  #

Here's an idea of what kind of server you can get for $159 a month at Softlayer. I currently colo one server there, a very very old one. It runs great. I wonder how many virtual servers I could put on a modern machine. Any ideas?? #

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