Budget Openstack / cloudstack IaaS vendors with small instances (256mb?)
I know that iwstack no longer offers their 384mb instance-type.
(not sure about their dallas zone)
Next smallest instance(512Mb) comes to $3.25/m with the minimum 10gb root volume. (~$0.045/hr at current euro rates)
Also, checked out lunanode's openstack offering($0.05/hr for 512Mb). Both seem good for just learning/practicing cloud automation with inexpensive hourly instances.
I am getting rid of a bunch of (cumulatively) expensive 'deals' I've picked up that are just idling away 24/7 until the renewal date comes up on the 1st of the month .
Any new entrants in the arena that could help keep my education budget low, by supporting even cheaper hourly instances?
I am fine with $30-35 deposit like most of them require. But snapshots/restore are a must.
Assuming iwstack has a 9/10 rating, give your nominations a score too (out of 10)
(iwstack would be my no-brainer choice if this was production-quality usage)
Down with the sic_K_ness...
The doctor might be going K-razy with the low end spirit. 😉