2013-03-05 11:00:06 - Beginning in February 2013, Castlegem have started offering SSD based virtual private servers (VPS) using KVM as virtualisation.
The new plans are in line with the revamped plans that we built at the beginning of the year: All servers use E3-1230v2 CPUs, and the standard plans come with 10GB of SSD space and 512MB of memory, along with one virtual CPU. Bandwidth allocation is 200GB per month by default. IPv6 is readily available as well, but clients who have experienced this PoP already know that of course! As to the disks: In Vienna we chose different ones: Instead of our typical SSD setup (Intel 520s), we decided to go for Samsung 840 Pros this time. We are convinced that these offer similar performance, reliability, and stability as the Intels, and that our esteemed clients will enjoy running their
VM on these systems as well!
Just like in all other PoPs where we offer SSD based VPS, we are using KVM as virtualisation as well, and clients will find a well known environment with the Solus control panel available.
Also new for Vienna: more and better transit feeds. Clients will notice that this additional connectivity to the UK, the US, and various other locations around the globe has considerably brought down latency: Telehouse is now a mere 23ms away, and the West Coast can be reached in under 170ms.
Pricing is as competitive as ever: The standard SSD plans are on offer for as low as £ 6.50 net per month, and mini SSD plans go for less than £ 10 per quarter already. Mind you, they give you a full 5GB of space – a no-nonsense setup where you don't have to watch every byte.
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