I have limited scaling experience and I'm expending too much energy
keeping my servers up. Fortunately now I can afford to pay more. Here's
what I want:
- tools to easily manage multiple servers
- tools to easily cluster my apps
- tools / people to automatically configure apache, mysql, etc.
- good built-in monitoring
- ability to ask somebody about common Rails performance issues and so
I guess the default answer is Engine Yard, but while I'm willing to pay
a good bit for access to expertise, I don't want to pay hundreds of
dollars for each extra gig of RAM.
That leaves Rails Machine, who seems like a good fit. Who else is out
there in that vein?