help suggesting a solution - 5 servers needed
i'm currently with a uk VPS host, but have had a bunch of issues lately, they gave my IP address to someone else (gave it back eventually but it caused us a headache), then 2 hardware failures with a day of down time in 1 month.
So I'm looking to move, and I have been trialing windows servers on digital ocean as their pricing is good, and just found ovh.com which also looks cheap
Its an asset tracking saas product that is used internationally, so there is no "overnight" or acceptable down time
some assets are in african countries where security is important, so i need a very reliable solution, which has good 24 hr support with quick turn around times
I would also like to use my own licences for windows and sql server to reduce costs (hence me looking at an ubuntu image converted to windows on DO)
i currently have the following servers which can all talk to each other on a lan for speed
- db server (32gb ram, 6 core xenon, 250gb disk)
- gateway (8gb ram, 8 cores, 50gb disk)
- web server (4gb ram, 6 cores, 50gb disk) - i would like an ssd here if possible
- vss server (4gb ram, 6 cores, 50gb disk) - this can be 2gb and 2 cores
- geo coding **linux **server (32gb ram, 8 cores, 800gb disk)
If i could have some sort of firewall / port forwarding where i can route certain ports to different servers, that would really help with future expansion plans
I liked DO as it has cool features like load balancing, however, i'm not if that even works when the droplets are hacked to run windows
I've been looking at ovh dedi servers and private cloud, but my only experience has been with VPS and colo, so open to advice here, i'm looking for a solution that will make upgrades simple and easy, and not a one man band solution.
As for budget, the DO solution was coming in at approx $350, but i'm not really looking for quotes, but suggestions on solutions and providers - i'm currently looking at VPS solutions as thats all i know
Location is currently london, so may as well stick with that, or close by
let me know if you have questions
thanks for your time
Sounds like the best bet would be to get a beefy dedicated server an EPYC based perhaps or 2 smaller E3's and split it up in to VMs with ESX and use the virtual appliance router, you could probably get something suitable at @clouvider's place within budget and that's on a premium network with DDOS protection.
That said it sounds like you want a managed redundancy so that may cost a bit extra, perhaps he could sort out some SAN storage and compute nodes?
Assuming that you are talking about V-cores and not dedicated cores my advice would be to get a dedicated server with memory > 64GB and 2*1TB disks and to run your own VMs.
@Hetzner_OL for example offers a 24 core AMD Epyc, 128 GB memory, and 2 * 960 GB NVME disks with even some DDOS protection.
Adding a /29 with 6 useable IPs and even 1 TB backup would cost just a little more than half of what you pay now.
Maybe there is even a special offer and of course some other providers might have similar offers.
@quade, We might be able to provide you some custom solutions with our latest AMD Epyc platform in London UK.
VMHaus has recently deployed multiple Epyc nodes with high memory capacity, we could spread all the servers to multiple nodes and put all of them into a single VLAN. All your servers can run on private IPs within your vlan with a vps instance acting as the gateway for forwarding public ips/ports to any server within your vlan.
Support wise, we have sysadmins located in two timezones, UK and Asia.
Honestly speaking, this would be more of a custom solutions with our team assisting in the setup manually as its not something we currently offer to the public.
Let us know if youre interested and we’ll work something out.
Some additional info on our London facility:-
I would highly suggest in going with dedicated servers, instead of VPS. Considering you have a reasonable budget (by the looks of it), shoot @Clouvider a message and I am pretty sure you will sign up with him, after a discussion.
In this scenario cloud solution would be more reasonable. So aws all the way. Especially when expecting 99.999% uptime. Don't go cheap on production
AWS for windows VM's are very expensive, beyond what we can currently afford due to our pricing model... perhaps in time.
I've been looking at OVH, kimsufi, Digital Ocean, Vultr
Vultr seem to be suited as I can load my own ISO's, can anyone comment on their service
Will be sure to look at the other options suggested too
Location is strict UK?
We may be able to custom build something for you, but not in UK. We have good support with quick turnaround times.
Must be in UK? @Clouvider, end of search.
Doesn't have to be in uk, but would prefer Europe
Can I ask which UK provider you were/are with at the minute?
Huh? Individual AWS services absolutely don't have good uptime at all.
EDIT: And the reason AWS is expensive is not because it is of higher quality; it's because they can afford to charge it.
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