Finding a hosting solution for a application

Hi Experts,

I just need some guidance on locating a good hosting solution for one of our customers application. They expect us to manage their infrastructure any way, so I'm looking for better options.

Possible options would be;

1. Own the hardware and collocate the relevant systems
2. Hosting with Rackspace or Softlayer
3. Host with a Cloud provider, Amazon ?

About the application; (PHP/PostgreSQL)

1. Main purpose of this application is Media upload/download and streaming
2. 8000 active use base and 3000 concurrent will be expected during the peak time
3. Geographically 90% from Australia, New Zealand and the rest will from United Kingdom and South Asia
4. They expect about 25,000 to 40,000 users during next 3 years

I need your valued comments on this, also I'm thinking how I can manage the security if we decided to host this with a Cloud provider, any recommendation guidance and support would be highly appreciated.

Thanks a lot for your time !
Shakthi777Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would opt for either Amazon Elastic Cloud or Rackspace will provide you with a full managed solution, (although not cheap!)
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Shakthi777Author Commented:
Thanks a lot for the comment hanccocka, how about the security when it's come to Amazon EC ?  I'm bit out of touch about nowadays Cloud technology direction, however I have given up my trust on the Cloud after the Amazon crash few years ago. If the customer shoot this question, how we gonna address that ?

Solution we receive should be un-managed since we'll be their system maintenance partner.  

Looking forward to your valued comments on this...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will have the same risk with ANY Cloud Provider, even Google went out a few weeks ago!

Unless you bring in house, and reduce all single points of failure, with good design.

we have clients, that manage in-house systems, outsource to the Cloud (Amazon and Rackspace), and have also brought Applications back in-house that are maintained by themseleves with good design and failover.
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dipopoCommented:
AWS can be very expensive, I'd look at running inhouse using virtualization.
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Shakthi777Author Commented:
thanks !
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