8.27.08 – Note: Facebook and MySpace-enabled servers are currently unavailable on GoGrid. However, we have added other server images since the writing of this article. The table below has been slightly modified to reflect some changes. For a comparison of GoGrid to Amazon’s EC2, please see this page.
With the Facebook QuickStart Servers available now on GoGrid, we have received questions as to how the GoGrid service compares with others in the cloud computing and Facebook space. While this is not the “end-all” comparison, it does provide a point of reference between GoGrid, Amazon EC2 and Joyent.
Chart updated on 8/27/08.
|Graphical User Interface (GUI)||YES||NO||NO|
|CPU||1 Xeon Core||1 Virtual Core||1/32 Xeon Core|
|RAM||1 GB||1.7 GB||512 MB|
|Storage Allotments (GB)||60||160||10|
|Full Root access||YES||YES||YES|
|Inbound data transfer (GB)||FREE||$0.10||500 recipients/hr
|Outbound data transfer (GB)||$0.25*||$0.17||500 recipients/hr|
*Pricing based on GoGrid Advanced Cloud and Transfer 200 GB plans
With GoGrid there are other choices as well for RAM and Storage allotments (1GB RAM servers have 60 GB disks and 2 GB RAM servers have 125GB disks). Key differentiators are the FREE support and Load Balancing offered by GoGrid as well as support for both Windows and Linux servers (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and CentOS 4.4.) More OS images are added on a regular basis so check back regularly.