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  1. "The beta period taught us that the requirements of a large object storage cluster and a cloud computing storage cluster were quite different. ... "The racks have two 60-amp, 3-phase, 208-volt power strips installed. To give you an idea how much power that is, we can redundantly power about 250 60W bulbs (or 3,000 LED bulbs) per rack " https://www.dreamhost.com/blog/2016/09/12/dreamhost-builds-cloud/
  2. Luna Node - Holiday Promotions!

    Luna Node - the KVM Cloud Virtualization Platform Luna Node offers a powerful cloud virtualization platform featuring rapid virtual machine deployment, snapshotting capabilities, an API for automation, complementary minimal server monitoring and DNS hosting, security groups, detachable volumes, and more. We have locations in Toronto, Montreal, and France, providing reliable virtual private server hosting using the KVM hypervisor and the OpenStack software suite. Double-up Bitcoin Promotion For the holidays, we're running a double-up Bitcoin promotion! If you deposit $12.00 or more of credit with Bitcoin, we'll add an additional $12.00 credit to your account. The promotion only applies once per customer, and runs until December 26. To get started, register an account, verify your e-mail address, and then deposit credit in Bitcoin. New Location: Roubaix, France We've just launched our France location in OVH RBX! Enjoy the same features as our other locations: snapshots, custom ISO/qcow2 images, hourly billing, virtual networks, and security groups are all available. Volumes are not currently supported in Roubaix. Virtual machines provisioned before January 1 will be 20% off for life! That means our 512 MB plan is just $2.88/mo in Roubaix. Get started now. Plans All plans come with a 1gbps network port, unmetered internal traffic, KVM virtualization (with support for installation from custom ISO's), and optional storage on a distributed Ceph RADOS cluster (provisioning on a Ceph volume gives high availability in case of host node failure). SSD plans are only available in Toronto. SSD 512 - 512 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.0063 hourly ($4.5 monthly) SSD 1024 - 1024 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 20 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0097 hourly ($7 monthly) SSD LL1024 - 1024 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.0069 hourly ($5 monthly) SSD LL4096 - 4096 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 40 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0194 hourly ($14 monthly) 512 MB - 512 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.005 hourly ($3.6 monthly) 1024 MB - 1024 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 20 GB SSD-cached storage, 1500 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly) Special 2048 - 2048 MB RAM, 2 vCPU, 20 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0097 hourly ($7.00 monthly) Special 1536 - 1536 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 15 GB SSD-cached storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly) See full plan list here. Features We offer a rich set of cloud features to fit your needs, no matter the application. Hourly billing: create and destroy virtual machines at any time, and only pay for the hours used. Our service is prepaid, and payments can be made via Paypal or Bitcoin. Custom operating systems: add custom ISO and qcow2 images directly from the panel by submitting a URL to the image; once the panel has finished downloading your image, you can begin provisioning VMs from it immediately. Snapshots: snapshot your running VM at any time. The disk state will then be saved on a distributed filesystem, and can be cloned to provision more instances with the same configuration, or simply kept as a backup. API: a powerful API is available to programatically manage your servers and other cloud services. Private virtual networks: isolate your network traffic and get more control over your network configuration. Load balancers: HTTP(S) and TCP load balancers can be created within virtual networks to easily set up a distributed and redundant service. Detachable volumes: create arbitrary-sized block devices (volumes) and attach/detach them to virtual machine instances on the fly. Volumes are stored on a reliable, distributed Ceph RADOS cluster. Security groups: define external traffic restrictions on a VM-group level to make securing your software easy. Startup scripts: specify shell or cloud-config scripts to be run the first time your new VM instances boot. Server monitoring and DNS hosting: we offer complementary server monitoring (with various checks such as ping, TCP connect, and HTTP substring, and alerts over e-mail or SMS) and DNS hosting. We are beta testing an upgraded DNS hosting platform that features automatic failover, load balancing, and geo-targeting. Get started by registering an account in our panel! You can open a ticket to request a refund of remaining credit on your account at any time, no questions asked (except in case of abuse). Locations All standard plans and cloud features are available in both our Toronto and Montreal locations. We feature premium DDoS filtering in Montreal and Roubaix, capable of protecting against large network-level attacks. Toronto location (245 Consumers Rd 300 Toronto): http://toronto-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test Montreal location (OVH BHS): http://montreal-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test Roubaix, France location (OVH RBX): http://rbx-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test About Based in British Columbia, Canada, LunaNode Hosting Inc. first launched in August 2013, focusing on low-cost, reliable KVM virtual private server hosting. We use OpenStack for our back-end and an in-house billing / VM management panel called lndynamic on the front-end. We are committed to security and privacy and believe in the necessity of free software (see our GitHub profile). Our staff consists of experienced developers, system administrators, and network engineers; we are constantly monitoring and improving our infrastructure to ensure maximal uptime, and developing new tools to help you better manage your virtual machines. Upload your PGP key to https://lunanode.com/gpgmw to receive encrypted email from our mail server. Links: More information Terms of service Privacy policy Wiki Contact us: [email protected] Register an account
  3. Luna Node Dynamic - the Canadian cloud virtualization platform (KVM) Luna Node Dynamic is a powerful cloud virtualization platform featuring rapid virtual machine deployment, snapshotting capabilities, an API for automation, complementary minimal server monitoring and DNS hosting, security groups, detachable volumes, and more. We have locations in Toronto and Montreal, providing reliable virtual private server hosting using the KVM hypervisor and the OpenStack software suite. Sign up today! Pricing All plans come with a 1gbps network port, unmetered internal traffic, KVM virtualization (with support for installation from custom ISO's), and optional storage on a distributed Ceph RADOS cluster. 512 MB - 1 vCPU, 15 GB storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.005 hourly ($3.6 monthly) 1024 MB - 2 vCPU, 20 GB storage, 1500 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly) Special 2048 - 2 vCPU, 20 GB storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0097 hourly ($7.00 monthly) Special 1536 - 1 vCPU, 15 GB storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly) 2048 MB - 3 vCPU, 35 GB storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0139 hourly ($10.01 monthly) 4096 MB - 3 vCPU, 70 GB storage, 2500 GB bandwidth, $0.0267 hourly ($19.22 monthly) 8192 MB - 4 vCPU, 125 GB storage, 3000 GB bandwidth, $0.0514 hourly ($37.01 monthly) 16384 MB - 6 vCPU, 250 GB storage, 4000 GB bandwidth, $0.1 hourly ($72.00 monthly) See full plan list here. Features We offer a rich set of cloud features to fit your needs, no matter the application. Hourly billing: create and destroy virtual machines at any time, and only pay for the hours used. Our service is prepaid, and payments can be made via Paypal or Bitcoin. Custom operating systems: add custom ISO and qcow2 images directly from the panel by submitting a URL to the image; once the panel has finished downloading your image, you can begin provisioning VMs from it immediately. Live snapshots: snapshot your running VM at any time (no need to even turn it off!). The disk state will then be saved on a distributed filesystem, and can be cloned to provision more instances with the same configuration, or simply kept as a backup. API: a powerful API is available to programatically manage your servers and other cloud services. Private virtual networks: isolate your network traffic and get more control over your network configuration. Load balancers: HTTP(S) and TCP load balancers can be created within virtual networks to easily set up a distributed and redundant service. Detachable volumes: create arbitrary-sized block devices (volumes) and attach/detach them to virtual machine instances on the fly. Volumes are stored on a reliable, distributed Ceph RADOS cluster. Security groups: define external traffic restrictions on a VM-group level to make securing your software easy. Startup scripts: specify shell or cloud-config scripts to be run the first time your new VM instances boot. Server monitoring and DNS hosting: we offer complementary server monitoring (with various checks such as ping, TCP connect, and HTTP substring, and alerts over e-mail or SMS) and DNS hosting. Get started by registering an account in our panel! You can open a ticket within the first week to request a refund of remaining credit on your account, no questions asked. Locations All standard plans and cloud features are available in both our Toronto and Montreal locations. We feature premium DDoS filtering in Montreal, capable of protecting against large network-level attacks. Toronto (245 Consumers Rd 300 Toronto; Cogent DC): http://toronto-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test Montreal (OVH BHS): http://montreal-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test About Based in British Columbia, Canada, LunaNode Hosting Inc. first launched in August 2013, focusing on low-cost, reliable KVM virtual private server hosting. We use OpenStack for our back-end and an in-house billing / VM management panel called lndynamic on the front-end. We are committed to security and privacy and believe in the necessity of free software (see our GitHub). Our staff consists of experienced developers, system administrators, and network engineers; we are constantly monitoring and improving our infrastructure to ensure maximal uptime, and developing new tools to help you better manage your virtual machines. Upload your PGP key to https://lunanode.com/gpgmw to receive encrypted email from our mail server. New Features Here's a few features we've rolled out within the last few weeks: Volumes can now be extended in size; volume creation from volume snapshots has also been implemented We've redesigned and simplified the virtual machine details page Various service functions have been added to the API Links More information Wiki Terms of service Privacy policy Contact us: [email protected] Register an account
  4. Hello all! I do not post very often, but I thought this was worth sharing! Not sure how many of you got the opportunity to visit the WorldHostingDays USA Convention this week, but it was a blast! While at the show there were many vendors, but one that stood out and caught my attention was this new offering from NEC. Meet the DX1000 Micro Modular Server: Download the full spec sheet: here I honestly thought I had some picture of the modules from the conference on my phone, but seems I somehow deleted or misplaced them. If I can find some better pics I will try to update later. I am also going to try to get a better scan of the spec sheet, which I will just update in place when I get a second. I couldn't find a copy on their website at the time of writing. More interesting though is this document on using these for OpenStack clusters: here The above guide also has some better pictures of the unit and shows the individual modules. To be honest, I am not sure if this is 'Industry news' or not, but as I wasn't sure the best category for this, this seemed the most fitting. Supposedly it is possible using these to fit up to 16 chassis or 736 servers in a single 42U rack, each chassis using only two 1,600 Watt 80 PLUS Platinum certified hot plug power supplies for 46 servers (or drive storage modules). Each server is an Intel Atom C2750 (2.4GHz/8-core/4MB Cache) or Intel Atom C2730 (1.7GHz/8-core/4 MB Cache) with: Up to 32GB of DDR3-1600 ECC LV SO-DIMM memory128GB-1TB mSATA SSD1 x PCIe x8 Gen 2 slot2 x 2.5GbE links to switch moduleEmbedded BMC with IPMI 2.02 x 40GbE OSPF+ uplinks1 x 1000BASE-T for managementCan operate in temps 50-104F (10-40C)Other interesting things about these chassis: You can also exchange a compute module for a drive module which fits additional 2.5Inch SATA 500GB or 1TB drives. Each compute module starts at $800.00 and you have to purchase a minimum of 16 compute modules with each chassis.These start around 16K USD but at the cost per core there are pretty awesome chassis!Can operate at higher ambient temperatures than standard server boardsWith all this power in such a small amount of rack space one would think that these types of server setups will become more and more popular, as it allows you to run more servers in less space. Also, with the low power consumption of these units and their high temperature tolerances it allows an even bigger savings as they don't require the same amount of cooling and power that you would need for standard setups. What do you guys think, are these types of setups desirable? Would you use these in production (as a provider)? Have you looked at any other similar server setups? Look forward to hearing what you guys think! Edit: modified my typo on the amount of servers that can fit in a single rack. Cheers!
  5. A high performance, scalable cloud is the future of hosted services. The next several years will see one of the largest evolutions in the IT/hosted services market. Our goal at Total Server Solutions is to always be ahead of trends. We prefer to act, rather than react. Our newly released high performance cloud platform boasts industry leading features and the highest guaranteed levels of performance. We always strive to provide the most feature-rich services that are easy to use, always available, and fast. Great people are the keys to the long term success of our operation. If you want to be part of a tight-knit, expert team that’s at the forefront of powering the internet now and well into the future, Total Server Solutions would like to hear from you. Responsibilities: Our new Cloud Engineer will be responsible for the design, planning, and successful implementation of new features of our cloud platform. The Cloud Engineer will work with technical team members to help troubleshoot unique issues for customers as well as interacting directly with the CTO to bring new ideas to fruition and improve protocols and practices. This position will take ownership of development and quality of service across the Total Server Solutions cloud platform to ensure it meets the highest standards for speed, security, and reliability. Leading in development, design, and implementation of service enhancements and solutions to support the Total Server Solutions cloud platform Collaboration with other areas of the company to find ways to leverage cloud technologies to improve processes and drive efficiency. Provide guidance and leadership to other teams within the company with regards to cloud deployment and best practices. Maintain, service, and ensure continued reliability and performance of cloud platform. Desired Qualifications & Expertise: 3-5 years in designing and implementing and developing for cloud solutions. Experience with other public cloud platforms (Amazon, Azure, etc.) Experience in the hosted services space. (webhosting, datacenter operations, etc.) Familiar with OnApp, Open Stack, or VMWare Experience with WHMCS a plus. Hands on experience developing solutions with Cloud Orchestration Tools (Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, etc.) Strong Scripting Skills (Python, Perl, Bash, Powershell, etc.) Hands on experience designing and implementing solutions leveraging multiple services within public cloud providers. Strong Knowledge of IP networking concepts including VPC’s, VPN’s, VRF, DNS, Load-balancing, and Firewalls. Understanding of SOA & REST. Proven ability to lead change across large platforms / functional areas using innovative technology solutions. Focus on customer service and figuring out customer needs proactively. Strong problem solving and analytical skills based on data and results. Active focus on improving processes and practices. Being satisfied is never enough, there is always room for incremental improvement (kaizen) What’s in it for you: Competitive Salaries. Medical Insurance. Paid Time Off. Educational Reimbursement. Employee Activities. Paid Parking. 401k. Total Server Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status. If interested, please contact [email protected]
  6. Hey guys, I wanted to share my project with you. VirtKick is free & open source cloud panel solution that aims to be simplify cloud management and be a good alternative to SolusVM. In a nutshell, VirtKick main goals are: user centric (easy to use, minimalist design - our pitch is "Cloud made easy") 1-click install & configure (sane default settings, auto-configuring as much as possible) e-commerce enabled (orders, payments, invoices and helpdesk all included) Just have a look at the prototype at https://demo.virtkick.io/. That's how your customers will use the panel to create and manage their virtual machines. Simple and cute, isn't it? :-) If you'd like to participate in beta tests, or just be notified of the first release, sign up for updates at https://www.virtkick.io/ (no spam, low-traffic list, 1-click unsubscribe) I'm open to your questions and feedback. Let me know if you like about the idea. Many thanks. I on #vpsboard IRC channel too - just highlight me to get an answer. :-) Damian Nowak VirtKick Founder Before posting here I asked MannDude if it's appropriate - I didn't want to break any rule, or be considered a spammer. He gave his blessing to post this in General Talk forum so I feel safe. :-)
  7. OpenStack module for WHMCS

    Today ModulesGarden started the work on the module that has won our Modules Contest, a contest where everyone were able to vote and choose which module we should create and release. OpenStack module for WHMCS received 38% of votes and therefore has won the contest! This module will handle provisioning of user accounts over OpenStack with integrated resource usage billing! We expect the module to be ready within about 1 month.