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Re: [tlug] hosting in Japan

On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Curt Sampson <> wrote:
> On 2017-02-08 16:01 +0800 (Wed), Raymond Wan wrote:
>> I'm not sure if this is what you had in mind, but Amazon Web Services
>> has servers in Tokyo....
> Google Cloud Platform[1] also has a data centre in Tokyo. They charge
> very slightly more for Tokyo than for their other data centers; you
> might check to see if the latency from Taiwain is acceptable if you
> want their lowest rate.
> Generally they're noticably cheaper than Amazon AWS, and I find them
> easier to use and manage as well. The company I work for is in the
> process of moving from AWS to GCP for these reasons, and we're far
> from the first to do so.[2]

Quite frankly, I chose AWS because they were giving some talk /
training in Hong Kong for free.  Then there was the "first year free"
deal and, as expected, once that year ended, I was reluctant to look
at an alternative.  I'm sure that's their marketing ploy...

On a few occasions, nothing was running on my instance, but it became
very slow.  I'm not sure what's the term used, but I guess the
physical machine that my instance was running on was doing something
intensive?  (Part guess and part googling a long time ago.)

As Darren suggested, AWS has many features and sometimes I feel like
I'm paying more for many features I don't need.  I never looked
through them.

Perhaps I might get fed up some day and look to Google...thank you for
the suggestion!


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