I have a Dell server that has a quad Zeon cpu with 8 gigs of ram and 6 - 146GB - 15k RPM HDs that I am considering turning it into a dedicated hardware host for several virtual or dynamic servers.
I have been reading and looking at Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/
, 1and1.com Dynamic Cloud Server and other Cloud VPN solutions at RackSpace, etc.
This is all new to me and I want all the information you can provide me with, including software to use (free), etc. Basically what I want to do is setup the hardware server and divide the resources, but also consider using VPS or VDS. I do know I want to keep using Debian Linux or CentOS for the OS.