This is my first post. I've been reading several of the tutorials and decided to make an account. I'm considering buying a VPS share to use for personal cloud computing. I'm not a subject matter expert by any stretch, but I do know a bit as an engineer. First off I wanted to introduce myself to the community. I've primarily been a Windows user, but recently migrated towards Ubuntu on 2 of my laptops and am liking the experience. At this point I'm planning to move all my computers towards Ubuntu by the end of the year. I'll still be using Windows at work though, as I don't have a say in that decision.
Basically I'm hoping to get some advice in this thread. Would you recommend a VPS as an initial introduction to cloud computing? If yes, any minimum requirements I should consider beyond the obvious; and any company recommendations?
Thanks in advance!
I should mention that I am definately planning on ordering a MANAGED service, seeing as I am new to all this. I'm alittle confused reading about the various control softwares involved - but I figure I'll learn on the fly w/ firsthand experience.
EDIT: Should also mention that I'm purchasing my first Droid (HTC Thunderbolt) and plan to be able to access my cloud from my phone.
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