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Incredibly Fast UK SSD VPS - OnApp+Backups+KVM - 230K IOPS

Incredibly Fast UK SSD VPS - OnApp+Backups+KVM - 230K IOPS

jhadleyjhadley Member
edited August 2012 in Offers

Hi, I'm James Hadley, the owner and operator of VirtIO. My endeavour is simple: to provide a viable alternative VPS solution for anyone who needs a high-performance SSD VPS here in the UK.

I've created a customised configuration using the latest solid state drives to deliver up to 240K IOPS or around 1.5-2GB/s of disk IO for the most demanding applications. To put that into perspective, that's around 200x faster than a typical hard disk, and around 2-4x faster than a typical solid state drive.

VPSs are hosted on server-grade hardware with Intel Xeon E3 processors, DDR3 memory and fast, UK bandwidth. I have set up these servers using the KVM virtualisation software to enable full management, and OnApp control panel for complete autonomy. Daily backups to RAID6 NAS are included free of charge.

256MB RAM 3GB SSD 100GB Bandwidth £4.30/month ($7 USD) with coupon LOWENDBOX Order

Test IP: 91.227.221.128 Test Download: 100MB Data Centre: Custodian DC in Kent, UK (Level3 Bandwidth!)

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  • @jhadley nice!!! but please post it in Offers section.. :D

    Yes! I'm with Carstensz Pyramid Server Now stop asking me please :D
  • @Mon5t3r said: @jhadley nice!!! but please post it in Offers section.. :D

    Already done :)

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  • @jhadley said: Already done :)

    ehehehe just curious how much space for the daily backup? and it's done automatically or need manual backup? sorry i never touch onapp before.

    Yes! I'm with Carstensz Pyramid Server Now stop asking me please :D
  • jhadleyjhadley Member
    edited August 2012

    @Mon5t3r said: ehehehe just curious how much space for the daily backup? and it's done automatically or need manual backup? sorry i never touch onapp before.

    It's all done automatically, so no need to worry about space or manual intervention. Every day a background daemon is constantly taking backups of VPSs to our offsite NAS. You can restore the backups yourself at the click of a button.

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    Only 3GB Disk? the os must be around half that.

  • jhadleyjhadley Member
    edited August 2012

    @DanielM said: Only 3GB Disk? the os must be around half that.

    It depends on the OS but generally you'll get a good 2GB to play with, which is enough for a few websites etc. Would love to be able to offer more but space on this server is pretty expensive!

    This would be a nice offer for anyone who needs quality over quantity ;)

  • I haven't actually had a service from James, But have spoken to him before and he is a cool guy, And will not let you down.. He has give me some pretty useful advice and guidance in the past.

    On a price/performance ratio this offer is a Great Deal, As you have support on a personal level with someone that gives a damn and for sure knows his stuff.

    Thanked by 1jhadley
  • I agree with Jacob. And I did have a service from here to test a while back and it was rock solid, even in their "beta" period. James is certainly a cool guy, and nice to talk to and will certainly help you out if you get stuck ;)

    Thanked by 1jhadley
  • We've ran a heap of benchmarks for Virt.io over the last few weeks, really stellar IO performance:

    UnixBench

    Benchmark Run: Tue Jul 31 2012 23:46:14 - 00:14:19
    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       38325096.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     4211.6 MWIPS (9.8 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               4019.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1166976.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          309286.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2385965.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             2441749.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 335220.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              10603.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5369.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    688.8 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        4761423.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   38325096.0   3284.1
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4211.6    765.8
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4019.9    934.9
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1166976.5   2946.9
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     309286.0   1868.8
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2385965.4   4113.7
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2441749.9   1962.8
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     335220.0    838.1
    Process Creation                                126.0      10603.0    841.5
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5369.3   1266.3
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        688.8   1148.0
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4761423.5   3174.3
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1625.5

    IOPS

    ioping -c 10
    request=1 time=0.2 ms
    request=2 time=1.9 ms
    request=3 time=1.8 ms
    request=4 time=1.3 ms
    request=5 time=0.5 ms
    request=6 time=1.6 ms
    request=7 time=1.8 ms
    request=8 time=9.6 ms
    request=9 time=1.7 ms
    request=10 time=8.3 ms
    
    10 requests completed in 9037.8 ms, 350 iops, 1.4 mb/s
    
    ioping -RD
    2773 iops, 10.8 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.2/0.4/42.0/1.1 ms

    dd

    dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k conv=fdatasync
    2.3654 s, 454 MB/s
    
    dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    2.15121 s, 499 MB/s

    Network

    Cachefly    9.65 MB/s
    Linode, Atlanta, GA, USA     2.17 MB/s
    Linode, Dallas, TX, USA  1.02 MB/s
    Linode, Tokyo, JP    1009 KB/s
    Linode, London, UK   10.8 MB/s
    OVH, Paris, France   4.58 MB/s
    SmartDC, Rotterdam, Netherlands  11.0 MB/s
    Hetzner, Nuremberg, Germany  9.86 MB/s
    iiNet, Perth, WA, Australia  1.41 MB/s
    Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL, USA   9.55 MB/s
    Softlayer, Singapore     311 KB/s
    Softlayer, Seattle, WA, USA  686 KB/s
    Softlayer, San Jose, CA, USA     1.29 MB/s
    Softlayer, Washington, DC, USA   1.27 MB/s
    

    Link to Benchmark: http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2012/07/31/suQ4zcxIgrwBqH5U

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