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I know the performance servers improve it, but I'm specifically asking about the standard flavors. On your competitor's system for comparison (standard image, smallest flavor, no bonus payments):

    $ time nova boot ....
    0.24s user 0.04s system 1% cpu 20.724 total
    $ nova console-log
    Cloud-init v. 0.7.3 finished at Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:08:50 +0000. Datasource DataSourceEc2.  Up 54.42 seconds
In practice that means <1min until the machine is ssh-able.

Smallest non-performance instance in rackspace ORD: around 5 minutes until ACTIVE.




As it says in the post - the prices of the performance instances is lower than the standard flavors, and we will be phasing out the standard (Non Performance) flavors as we complete the rollout to all data centers.


Sorry, but that's just marketing speak. Eliminating $16 option and making $29 the new lowest one is not lowering prices. I'm running a number of smallest servers, so it's just going to cost me 2x the total price.




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