Our cluster platform uses an array of best-in-class technologies and hardware.
The core software stack consists of Xen (hypervisor), Corosync & Pacemaker (cluster management), and DRBD (real-time data replication). Our cluster hardware is carefully selected for endurance and performance: SuperMicro dual-PSU servers with Samsung SM863 enterprise-grade SSDs, linked to the cluster via 10-gigabit Ethernet.
Unlike some of our competitors, we don't use SSD caching because that only speeds up access to the most-requested files, leaving the rest of your data languishing on slow hard disks.
Our cloud exclusively uses SSD storage, meaning that even the least-used file on your VPS will be accessible at lightning speed.
Our cloud infrastructure replicates your entire VPS to an independent storage system in real-time, 24/7/365. This allows the immediate and automatic replacement of a faulty node, using live data.
Alongside full nightly backups to an independent storage infrastructure, a copy of your data is always in 3 different places.
Total data peace-of-mind.
Although our services are unmanaged as standard (unless you've purchased a management contract), we want to assist if you're ever in need of help.
That's why we offer a management allowance of 15 minutes per month, per GB of RAM, to offer assistance regarding subjects that a traditional unmanaged VPS wouldn't cover - for example, a query about recompiling PHP to include a specific module.