In a previous article, I presented a comparison between traditional dedicated servers and our cloud based dedicated servers.
However, there are further differences between Liquid Web SmartServers and StormOnDemand Baremetal.
One key difference between the two cloud services is how billing is broken down.
With Storm, billing is done hourly. SmartServers on the other hand use daily billing.
Another key difference between the two cloud services is in how bandwidth is handled.
Storm by default using pay per gig pricing - $0.05/GB out. With that said, you can still purchase bandwidth bundles.
SmartVPS servers include 1,000GB In and 1,000GB Out. SmartServers on the other hand include 3,000GB In and 3,000GB Out in the price of the server, with the ability to purchase more bandwidth (again, only for the SmartServers, not SmartVPS).
Backup and Image Pricing
Pricing for backups and user images also differ between the two cloud products.
With Storm, backups are $0.10/GB/Month unless you buy a bundle, compared to SmartServers, which run $0.12/GB/month without a bundle.
For server image storage, Storm hits you for $0.15/GB/month and SmartServers charge $0.25/GB/monthTweet