Disclaimer: The post indicates my personal opinion, all references about Envato are not official.
The word cloud is getting a lot of attention lately, almost like web 2.0. Marketing gimmick aside, I believe cloud computing does offer a tremendous amount of advantages over traditional computing environment.
Even though Envato was already using Slicehost for some of their applications, I still did my fair share of research before making a suggestion to move away from Media Temple.
For Envato, we decided to go with Slicehost, because we already have some servers there, and they offer bandwidth pooling. We would have given Linode a deeper look if they had offered backups (their backups system is still in beta).
Having said that, I was very very impressed by VPS.net, so I decided I should sign up anyway, for my personal projects.
Let’s compare the three services: Slicehost, VPS.net and Media Temple.