I got my first bill from Amazon a while back. About $10. Worth it.
I worked with virtualization at Nicira. I knew about the concept before I got there but had never had any hands on with it. Long story short. I liked it. Back in Sweden I started promoting it as an alternative to buying hardware but had to pitch it as a cloud idea rather than a straight forward virtualization solution.
I am currently actively using cloud computing provided by (in alphabetical order):
They offer pretty much the same thing but I really like how Rackspace take care of their customers. Both have pretty much the same out of the box OS images to offer:
- Windows 2008
- Windows 2003
- Assorted Linux distributions