BuyVM announces free SSD upgrades on all 256MB+ OpenVZ plans!

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
Hello everyone!

I'm pleased to announce that all OpenVZ plans with 256MB+ RAM will be allowed to upgrade to pure SSD

backed space sometime in the coming weeks. You'll have to sacrifice half of your space, though We will be honoring all space purchased w/o issue. All new 256MB+ plans starting next month will be provisioned on the SSD nodes. All other nodes will slowly migrate through-out the months.

When will it be available?

We expect to start offering this later this week. We'll be asking for up to a week to complete anyone

in the initial migration batch. We expect it to go by very quickly but Anthony prefers batching it

than doing a single person at a time.

Is there a change in price?

None at all. As mentioned you'll have to sacrifice half of your disk space, though, to make this possible.

How about disk upgrades?

[stike]At this time we've not come up with a solid plan for 'additional space' on the SSD based nodes. If you

have purchased additional space you'll not be eligable for the upgrade. Lets be honest, though,

if you bought a 50GB addon you're probably not looking for raw IOPs performance but rather bulk storage :)

All diskspace addons will be honoured without issue :3

What RAID setup will you be using?

We'll be using an LSI 9261/9265 card. We'll have 8 x 512GB SSD's in a RAID10.

We'll be using Adaptec 7805 RAID cards. For drives we'll be using either Crucial 8x960GB drives or samsung 8x1TB drives.

Will the old plans still be available?

Yes! We're not phasing these out yet so you're welcome to keep them. We do recommend you upgrading, though,

as your performance will greatly increase. If you're looking to take part in our fortnight backups &

snapshots feature you'll want the SSD's in action to improve how quickly archiving occurs.

Our old plans will no long exist as they'll all be converted to SSD storage.

How about KVM's?

We expect to offer the same deal to all KVM's later this month or sometime next month.

Why not use more SSD caching?

It's too easy to flood an SSD with useless data to cache slowing down the mechanical array as well as causing the SSD to constantly have to shuffle data around. Our current adaptec cards don't handle SSD caching very well and doing it in software has its own headaches.

We'll continue to use our current SSD caching setup but feel this new SSD offer will fit

the vast majority of our users.

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Thank you everyone for your continued support and feedback in our mass email survery!

Francisco
 
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eva2000

Active Member
yeah curious which SSD models you'd be using ? :)

edit: of curious what cpu processors will be used on these host nodes ?
 
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Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
Probably some samsungs :)

I got some ADATA is testing right now but iffy about sandforce.

Francisco
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Awesome! I've only got one OpenVZ VPS with you, but I don't need the disk-space. I'll be very happy to switch to the SSD plans!

Keep up the great work!
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Can we see some SSD benchmark porn uncle Fran?
 
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Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
I need to re-assemble the array before I can do that :p

I'm just finishing some testing/updating of the firmware before I go thrashing more.

Given it's 8 disks i'm hoping to see close to the 2GB/sec mark.

Francisco
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
3.50/month for a SSD OpenVZ! You will have a new customer.
Glad to hear it :)

Here's the SSD break down:

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| PLAN | SATA SPACE | SSD SPACE |

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| 256MB | 30GB | 15GB |

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| 512MB | 50GB | 25GB |

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| 1024MB | 60GB | 30GB |

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| 2048MB | 70GB | 35GB |

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Hopefully that formats OK.

Francisco
 
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jarland

The ocean is digital
Question... Why would someone order a new vps right now with the hostname ssdmeplz?


Answer... Because I like shiny things.
 

johnlth93

New Member
i do have some 256 ovz with you guys, im all on it for ssd upgrade since i barely use few gb of the 30gb offerred =)
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Bulk storage on SSDs.... Ahh incompatible idea still at cost points of SSD and cost point of "bargain" end of the industry.
 
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