I found some hosting provide a vps. And said it is a cloud server. Is there a way to tell the cloud which is true or not?
I know a cloud infrastructure that includes multiple hypervisors (servers) with failover, redundant SAN storage. Is there a simple way?
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Mainly you can judge by the price. Cloud Service offers much better redundancy, flexibility and on-the fly updates. That generally costs more than a simple VPS. So if they offer it at a ridiculously low price they will be working at a loss and chances are its not really a full-on Cloud
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Cloud is basically a big cluster of scalable vpses spread over multiple servers. Some low end providers may not have as much resources as big providers to have a good cloud setup. Like everyone else said, do some research and look for reviews.
To be honest, it really depends on what the provider means by "cloud". Some companies refer to "cloud" as just being able to scale resources, nothing to do with high availability, redundancy or failover..