[TriLUG] Hosting Services w/ Ipower
jtower at cerient.net
Sun Apr 13 15:37:25 EDT 2008
i appreciate the referrals from ron and chris. we're actually moving
away from vmware (don't worry chris, we'll continue supporting you!)
towards a completely open source virtualization solution such as xen or
kvm. actually we've been running a xen paravirt server for a couple of
years, it's rock solid with excellent performance but requires
cooperation from the guest vm to run which isn't always possible. the
recent opteron cpus (with svm flag) should eliminate that requirement,
i've been playing around with kvm on my athlon x2 desktop running ubuntu
hardy and it's pretty slick. still not fully baked but combines the
speed of paravirt with the flexibility of vmware.
Justis Peters wrote:
> Thanks to both Ron Joffe and Christopher Merrill for pointing me to
> Cerient and Jason Tower. I already knew that Cerient has quite a few
> customers on Xen and VMware, but I didn't know that they provided the
> exact nature of hosting I needed. Ironically, I had been planning to
> ask Jason if he would consider providing such a service so that I didn't
> have to keep looking. Sometimes I should learn to just ask.
> Thanks again.
> Kind regards,
> Christopher L Merrill wrote:
>> Local provider Cerient (Jason Tower) does exactly this for us with VMware.
>> Justis Peters wrote:
>>> Does anybody know of a VPS host that makes a VPS truly portable? I want
>>> to be able to prototype my VPS locally, using Xen or VMware, and then
>>> deploy it to a production server at a hosting facility. I would also
>>> like to be able to pull snapshots of the currently running image and
>>> tinker with it locally. Is there anyone who actually offers VPS services
>>> with this flexibility, or is VPS just an alternative sale to "dedicated
>>> server" in their mind?
>>> Kind regards,
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