iwStack, the new Prometeus pay as you go Infrastructure Cloud Service is out! :-)

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Dear English Speaker,

after some months of preparation and testing we are pleased to introduce you iwStack (http://iwstack.com/), our new Cloud IaaS platform.

The service is based upon Apache CloudStack and use the KVM virtualization technology.

It allow easy virtual machine deployment, network as a service (multiple private isolated vlans, firewall, vpn, load balancing),
upload and download of disk images (using the QCOW2 format), build your own template, take manual and scheduled backups and much more...

You can look at some howto here: http://www.iwstack.com/tutorials/

The service use iwStack credits (iwCredits or IC, 1 IC = 1 Eur) as virtual currency to charge for services.
The first required iwCredits purchase to start working with iwStack service is 15 (only for existing Prometeus clients) or 30.
iwCredits don't expire, you can buy now and use the credit when you like. More info here: http://www.iwstack.com/billing/

As introductory promotion you can use the coupon IWSTACKINTRO to get a 30% discount until September 8th:
15 iwCredits link:
https://www.prometeus.net/billing/cart.php?a=add&pid=86&promocode=IWSTACKINTRO

30 iwCredits link:
https://www.prometeus.net/billing/cart.php?a=add&pid=85&promocode=IWSTACKINTRO

http://iwstack.com/


Thank you for your business

Best regards

Prometeus team
 

notFound

Don't take me seriously!
Verified Provider
Yup, it's finally out, will turn out great hopefully, Sal has invested a lot of money and time into it, and it's been in preparation for a fair amount of time.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Sal really should have spent a few bucks to have this announcement proofed/edited before sending it out.

This industry makes me cry multiple time daily when I see offers and promo materials like this.

I like Prometeus.  This just reflects poorly, looks careless with this piece.
 

mikho

Not to be taken seriously, ever!
Breaking new grounds in this community. Looking nice and whising all the best!
 

prometeus

New Member
Verified Provider
This message was addressed to clients ( most of them already know my bad "Engrish" )  :)

I'm sorry if this may have offended you ....
 

Patrick

INIZ.COM
Verified Provider
Looks very promising, always fond of you and your work!
 
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prometeus

New Member
Verified Provider
Come on tell us some of those  juicy H/W specs? :)
well, for the computing nodes we have 3 small clusters (7+7+5) of dual E5-2620 with 128GB of ram. For this service in addition to the usual supermicro twin2 we used one twinfat (so we have 3x 4 nodes twin2 + 1x 8 nodes twinfat). Servers came with 2x1G ethernet connected to 2x HP procurve 6600 48x1G + 4x10G. For the backed each node mount a FC dual port HBA connected to 2 x Brocade 300, which in turn are connected to the Hitachi HUS 150 SAN.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Someone is spending some cash :)

Is this all out of box storage on the SAN or a mix of in box and SAN or just all the drives in and out merged into one big pool of disk?

Definitely a big step up from typical VPS setup.
 

wcypierre

New Member
if I get it right, if I'd had an outbound connection of more than 1.5gb at any particular hour then I'll be charged based on the extra gb that I had used?
 

prometeus

New Member
Verified Provider
Someone is spending some cash :)

Is this all out of box storage on the SAN or a mix of in box and SAN or just all the drives in and out merged into one big pool of disk?

Definitely a big step up from typical VPS setup.
Disk space is exported as 4.5TB volumes (LUNs) from the SAN. On the Hitachi HUS disks are part of Dynamic Pools (DP). A pool is a collection of same organized RAID groups. Each cluster share 3 or 4 LUN with a multipath actve/active access   

[[email protected] ~]# multipath -ll

hus150v1 (360060e80101d5630058bd53300000460) dm-0 HITACHI,DF600F

size=4.5T features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw

`-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=0 status=active

  |- 0:0:0:0 sdc 8:32  active ready running

  `- 1:0:0:0 sdb 8:16  active ready running

hus150v4 (360060e80101d5630058bd53300000456) dm-64 HITACHI,DF600F

size=4.5T features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw

`-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=0 status=active

  |- 0:0:0:3 sdh 8:112 active ready running

  `- 1:0:0:3 sdi 8:128 active ready running

hus150v3 (360060e80101d5630058bd53300000462) dm-48 HITACHI,DF600F

size=4.5T features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw

`-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=0 status=active

  |- 0:0:0:2 sdf 8:80  active ready running

  `- 1:0:0:2 sdg 8:96  active ready running

hus150v2 (360060e80101d5630058bd53300000461) dm-55 HITACHI,DF600F

size=4.5T features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw

`-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=0 status=active

  |- 0:0:0:1 sdd 8:48  active ready running

  `- 1:0:0:1 sde 8:64  active ready running
lun are then used in a clustered LVM group

[[email protected] ~]# pvs

  PV                   VG        Fmt  Attr PSize   PFree 

  /dev/mapper/hus150v1 FCSTORAGE lvm2 a--    4.49t  3.69t

  /dev/mapper/hus150v2 FCSTORAGE lvm2 a--    4.49t  4.49t

  /dev/mapper/hus150v3 FCSTORAGE lvm2 a--    4.49t  4.49t

  /dev/mapper/hus150v4 FCSTORAGE lvm2 a--    4.49t  4.49t


 

 

[[email protected] ~]# vgs

  VG        #PV #LV #SN Attr   VSize   VFree 

  FCSTORAGE   4 100   0 wz--nc  17.97t 17.17t
 

:)

 

 

if I get it right, if I'd had an outbound connection of more than 1.5gb at any particular hour then I'll be charged based on the extra gb that I had used?
no, actually the traffic overage for previous month is computed on 1st of the next month this way:

TOTAL TRAFFIC - ( sum(total running hours of all instances) x 1.5GB ) 

if the result is positive then over traffic is charged else nothing is due.

 is very flexible IMO
 

prometeus

New Member
Verified Provider
How much did a HUS 150 set you back?...
it was €120K (last year) with 120TB of storage SAS, 4 brocade 300 with all port licensed  and 3 years support and parts replacement on site (disk included of course). We paid half of it as we share it with cd lan

Initially we used it as an upgrade of our old Sun/Storagetek setup for the corporate side, then I started to use it for VPS (even two OVerZold nodes are on the san ;-) ).
 
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