Why VMware? Because they have been pioneers of the domain since 1998, which allowed them to gather invaluable feedback from users of this technology, resource that allowed them to develop a virtualization solution that is extremely close to the characteristics of physical servers.
The performance of VMware virtualization solution is offered by enterprise-class hardware that allows you to scale far beyond the resources of an usual dedicated server.
vSphere vMotion allows migration of virtual machines from one physical server to another for proactive maintenance operations or in case of server unavailability.
We offer several options for keeping your data safe. RAID 10, resilient storage solutions, backup solution Idera Enterprise or vSphere Data Protection.
What it assumes?
As a user of a conventional solution (eg. Physical server) there will be no difference. In exchange you benefit for a much higher level of control, for example:
- Remote installation/resettlement using a disk image hosted on your own PC; - Possibility of remote access in server console, very useful if you do not have SSH / RDP access due to incorrect configuration of the firewall; - If you need an upgrade, order it anytime and restart the virtual server when you want to activate the upgrade.
Besides these advantages there are some administrative, for example if a technical team wants to perform a proactive maintenance operation of the physical server that hosts your server, services will not be interrupted because before we turn off the physical server your VPS will be migrated on another server during maintenance operations.
Flexible solutions and perfect balance
You have flexible technical solutions at your service that allow you to do a perfect balance between resources and functions you need and your budget.
Dedicated SSD Storage
Storage on a SSD RAID1 array
Automatic backup options
Payment information and service activation
Prices are in euros and do not include VAT. Prices represents the value of using the service in advance for 30 days. Dedicated Cloud Server Service activation is done within 2 hours after receiving the payment.
For configurations with Intel Xeon processors and up to 512GB RAM you can choose Dedicated Servers from the Entersprise class.
Below you can find some answers to frequently asked questions
How will I manage my server?
Once we activate your order, you will receive an email with all relevant information, including access credentials in VMware vSphere Web Client interface. You will have low-level access to your VPS (ex. you'll be able to access its BIOS to configure the boot sequence) but the common administration will be done through the same pathways: SSH / RDP etc ..
Is this a managed service?
No, we are only responsible for the proper functioning of the platform that runs your VPS. You will manage the operating system running on it, the services needed by your applications (eg. MySQL, Apache, etc.) and web applications itself.
Why are there so many storage options?
The I/O resources are the weak link in a shared environment (in which many VPS servers are competing to access the disk). Although we do not overload the servers, it is likely to experience congestion due to a certain level of storage when VPS clients are accessing intensive the swap zone. Some clients may be tempted to choose plans with a lower cost because it is perfectly acceptable for their web application to run more slowly (in swap), without recognizing the waste of I/O resources to the detriment of other users.
How do you ensure excellent uptime?
Our VMware vSphere instance is configured in a failover cluster topology. This means that there is always at least one ESXi node available, ready to take charge if an ESXi node found in production becomes unavailable. This is an automatic process, it takes about 1 minute so the cluster detects the unavailability of a node found in production and proceeds to VPS migration to another node found in standby mode.
How to migrate a VPS from an failed node?
It is a pertinent question, if the node is unavailable, how can it be accessed to migrate data to another node? In reality, your VPS is nothing but a configuration file stored in the cluster and its virtual disks are stored on our multi-node SAN infrastructure that is accessed simultaneously by all nodes. If ESXi-Node1 becomes unavailable, the cluster associates your VPS with ESXi-Node2 which will be able to access the virtual drive of your VPS on the same SAN just how ESXi-Node1 accessed it before the incident.
What is the function Fault Tolerance and how it works?
Unlike VPS Failover which migrates the VPS to another node and boots it there, thus creating a 2-3 minute downtime, Fault Tolerance function differently addresses the need for an extremely high uptime. It uses a special function integrated in Intel Xeon processors which allows the VPS to have an identical copy on another node, operating identically on both nodes. Basically what happens on a VPS from one ESXi node is replicated in real time to the other ESXi node copy (including Operating RAM/CPU, TCP sessions etc.). If one ESXi node becomes unavailable, users do not notice any interruption of service, no packet data will be lost, no TCP session will be interrupted, no process will be interrupted. Basically you do not know if there was a problem with one of the nodes that housed one of the copies of your VPS.