"Cloud services" is not just a buzz word anymore. Entire hosting solutions can now be built in a cloud configuration giving you the best possible outcome for the least amount of investment. This means you can get your robust fault tolerant environment off the ground and running with minimal effort, minimal investment, and no long term obligations.
Virtual servers mean instant resource changes without downtime. Having an elastic environment allows you to grow or shrink with demand and load, making sure you pay for only the resources you need. Adding more servers to your environment takes just minutes. This can be done with servers, load balancing, databases, backups, and SAN storage. A truly dynamic and fault tolerant solution.
We specialize in Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu has superior package management, stable releases that are supported for several years, and the parent company, Canonical, makes sure the development process and release cycle stay on track. While we can install several other distributions of Linux, we always recommend Ubuntu for the best uptime, patch management, and long term support.