digitalv - 8:05 pm on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
No risks. From a software & security standpoint there are no differences between a stand-alone server and a cloud server. The only difference is in the redundancy of the hardware and how the load is managed.
Basically, it will still work and feel like a stand-alone server, it just won't go down.
One review on cloud servers: [ronrule.com...]