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Is Damian attempting to take over...the world?

Is Damian attempting to take over...the world?

ZenZen Member
edited November 2012 in General

I just happened to stumble upon his profile, and happened to realize a pattern which is really quite hilarious.

Unmetered LEB VPSes? (10mbit/sec and faster) http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/5444/unmetered-leb-vpses-10mbitsec-and-faster#Item_38

Sizing for storage VPS? http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/5622/sizing-for-storage-vps#Item_51

Experiences with DDOS-protected VPSes? http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/4926/experiences-with-ddos-protected-vpses#Item_27

CrashPlan Pro for Business - anyone using? http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/4484/crashplan-pro-for-business-anyone-using#Item_41 (he'll need that!)

Any other providers accept Payza? http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/3937/any-other-providers-accept-payza

VPS with SSD disks: Important to you, or no? http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/4278/vps-with-ssd-disks-important-to-you-or-no

Hundreds or thousands of other people on your server? http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/4090/hundreds-or-thousands-of-other-people-on-your-server

Is it important to you for a provider to provide services in multiple locations? http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/3985/is-it-important-to-you-for-a-provider-to-provide-services-in-multiple-locations

I normally would prefer to answer such things in a different thread or PM to prevent derailing the thread, but this thread is completely useless, so who cares.

Yes, I have returned to managing IPXcore. @phxadam asked me repeatedly to return to doing so, and I relented.

ITS A CONSPIRACY THEORY!

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  • AsadHaiderAsadHaider Member
    edited November 2012

    YES

  • NexusNexus Member
    edited November 2012

    LOL

    edit: Thanked....

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  • unmetered ddos protected storage servers with SSD cache coming soon (in multiple locations too!)

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  • Only at ipxcore!

  • JackJack Member
    edited November 2012

    Don't forget the iron in the water!

  • @Damian I love the clock!

  • DamianDamian Member
    edited November 2012

    image

    :P

    We're working on value-added services. I've come to terms that I don't want to compete on the concept of price. The 50 cent VPS plan (http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/3384/ipxcore-32mb-openvz-vps-for-50-cents-per-month) taught me this, since as we don't own or adminster our own network, we'd be perpetually plagued by network problems due to skids being attracted to low prices.

    Most of the threads above are market research (ask your customer what they want), the others are upcoming projects:

    Unmetered LEB VPSes? (10mbit/sec and faster): Project. Cheap, object-based CDN. It won't be as "professional" as companies such as Akamai or MaxCDN initially, but it won't have the "professional" price either. Starting with LEB VPSes for the initial round to work out any bugs/problems/growing pains, then moving forward to more firepower. This is contingent on DNS hosting's (described below) implementation.

    Sizing for storage VPS? Market research. Plenty of un-utilized, un-sold space on our VPS nodes. There's also a bit of a dry market here, as many people want mass storage, but not a lot of providers offering it. Additionally, I also learned that people are quite interested in non-RAID storage for a lower price; enough of an inquiry to warrant looking into it.

    Experiences with DDOS-protected VPSes?: A pool of DDOS filtered VPSes that run gameservers. So far these VPSes are only on BuyVM, because they're the only ones within the price range. Butthurt gamers' attitudes seem to be that if THEY'RE not having fun, NO ONE else on the server is going to have fun. So they buy a rental botnet and DDOS the gameserver. Research on gaming forums indicated that admins and players alike were okay with the higher price-per-slot and 20-30ms lag hit due to the filtering, if it meant a skid-free game experience.

    CrashPlan Pro for Business - anyone using?: CrashPlan has worked out terribly for us. It's slow, it causes a lot of disk i/o, and it doesn't seem to heed settings for either of these.

    VPS with SSD disks: Important to you, or no?: Market research.

    Hundreds or thousands of other people on your server?: Market research.

    Is it important to you for a provider to provide services in multiple locations?: Market research. This was a couple of weeks after the Atjeu debacle, so most of the responses were "LAWL YOU SHOULD BE STABLE FIRST", which is quite true. @phxadam is foaming at the mouth to offer multiple locations; but two points here: Colocrossing/CVPS has generally been good to us, and we need to not have quality issues in our existing locations before i'm willing to expand to other locations.

    There's also another project in the works: DNS hosting. @William enjoys making fun of me for this one :P Our current DNS cluster of 9 LEB nodes that hosts all the DNS for our shared hosting (and everything else on our network) generally runs about 10 queries/second per node without breaking a sweat, which works out to 150 million queries per month total, so I don't really know why current DNS hosts charge so much per queries. This one will have a public beta on LET and a few other forums/sites, and it's also the project nearest release.

    I am no longer affiliated with IPXcore.
  • @Jack said: Don't forget the iron in the water!

    I completely hated that house, there was nothing good about it except that it was cheap. I don't live there anymore.

    I am no longer affiliated with IPXcore.
  • @Damian said: There's also another project in the works: DNS hosting. @William enjoys making fun of me for this one :P Our current DNS cluster of 9 LEB nodes that hosts all the DNS for our shared hosting (and everything else on our network) generally runs about 10 queries/second per node without breaking a sweat, which works out to 150 million queries per month total, so I don't really know why current DNS hosts charge so much per queries. This one will have a public beta on LET and a few other forums/sites, and it's also the project nearest release.

    Sounds Great!

  • @Damian said: There's also another project in the works: DNS hosting. @William enjoys making fun of me for this one :P

    Meh can't complain, i run a 12 node anycast network for my 20 domains lol

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  • I agree with @William - DNS hosting without anycast sucks :)

  • @William said: Meh can't complain, i run a 12 node anycast network for my 20 domains lol

    Do you offer LEB clusters with an anycast ip?

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  • I hope so, Damian is a great guy

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  • @Raymii said: Do you offer LEB clusters with an anycast ip?

    No, as this is not really possible, defends the entire use of anycast if you can't control your own BGP

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  • @gbshouse said: DNS hosting without anycast sucks :)

    Why?

  • @sleddog said: Why?

    I was kinda wondering too. We have about 200 shared hosting customers using it, plus all of our own stuff runs on it, and we haven't had a complaint yet.

    I am no longer affiliated with IPXcore.
  • Better DNS response times, more secure, anyway we have tried to run DNS on unicast network with PoPs on almost all continents and it wasn't nice at least not for us

  • @William : any pointers on setting up an anycast network - is it on LEB's ?

    I'm getting close to 40 LEB's, really need some more idea's, for what to do with them. As what I currently plan for them will have them being underutilised.

  • @bit don't believe you can

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  • Well not easily

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  • gbshousegbshouse Member
    edited November 2012

    @bit - you need /24 IP space, own or provider's AS to announce it and set of LEBs. Setup will be around 500-600EUR just for IP space

  • In the testing I've done in USA/Canada and Europe the speed difference amounts to 10s of milliseconds. And that usually applies to a first lookup; after that the query is typically served by a caching serving. If you're querying a non-anycast server on the opposite side of the globe then the difference for first lookup might amount to a couple hundred milliseconds. For a majority of websites, which don't have a true worldwide audience, simply positioning nameservers in proximity to the majority of traffic and letting caching nameservers do their job is quite sufficient. IMO.

  • @gbshouse - Sorry I should have been more clearer in my post. I know about what you posted, was aiming for how to do it with LEB's (is he doing BGP on the LEB's <- forget I even typed that), as in getting the providers involved. I'm with 18 providers. I’m going to say it would probably have to be with providers who are a bit more capable, able and more importantly willing.

  • @sleddog - sure, but if you have unicast setup with ns1 ans ns2 (most common scenario) and ns1 dies you will have only one server able to respond, with anycast it's n number of ns1 and n number of ns2, if one location diew traffic is automatically switched for next best one from network point of view . Personally I wouldn't put any production website on non-anycast DNS :)

  • That's why you'd have an ns3 ;) With three nameservers on reliable hosts with a proven good network history the odds of simultaneously losing two are very small indeed. And a spare, synced nsX can easily be maintained to be brought into the mix in case the incredible does happen. But you're the DNS expert, not me.

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