Highly available as standard with hot migrate if your node suffers from a hardware fail
Cloud vs VPS
Cloud vs VPS, which is best? In short, the main difference between VPS and cloud servers is flexibility of scale and the safety of high availability.
VPS have long been recognised as one of the ways in which users can reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. By isolating applications and programs within one virtual machine VPS are a good option for businesses requiring high levels of privacy, security and control.
BUT whilst they deliver cost savings on hardware and offer the flexibility to run multiple operating systems or sets of programmes on individual servers at the same time. The biggest drawback is the ability to scale and the lack of security of not being in an highly available environment like our cloud.
In contrast buying a cloud server is like buying a much larger ecosystem which allows for adding more resources to your server, more RAM, processors or even adding cloned copies of your server for data back-up. All of our clouds will spawn on a new instance if the hardware becomes unresponsive. These things are difficult to achieve on VPS.
Beware though, not all clouds are the same, not all can scale and not all offer high availability and the ability for self healing.