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    vmhostsvmhosts Member
    edited February 2012 in Offers

    Sorry all slots now taken

    We are offering a special Cloud LEB promotion. Cost is £4.40 GBP ($6.87 USD)

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    Click Here to order

    We are also offering 50% off for the first 12 months on all of our other Cloud virtual machine packages (next 20 signups only), offer excludes LEB deal) Just use promo WHT-50-12 when ordering

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    Comments

    • Just grabbed one of these, Let's see how it goes! :D

      Thanked by 1VMVPS

      AboveClouds • UK Company • UK Datacentre • UK Customer Support

      High Performance Pure SSD Cloud Hosting with a personal touch

    • can we cancel after those 3 months?

      Check my blog for more cool *nix tips & tricks!

    • Of course, feel free to cancel at any time. No tie in

    • @vmhosts said: Of course, feel free to cancel at any time. No tie in

      Thanks, just grabbed one! Is cancellation done via control panel or a mail to you?

      Check my blog for more cool *nix tips & tricks!

    • Please use our customer portal to process any cancellation requests

    • where do you insert the promo code

      dog lover

    • You can enter the promo code on the left hand side during the ordering process. If you have already placed an order please email sales (at) vmhosts.co.uk and we will process the promo manually for you.

      We only have one more space available though...

    • Performance is pretty shocking, AMD Opteron. Seriously? I understand this is a free promotion but is this hardware used on paid cloud services?

      [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test

      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 42.5093 seconds, 25.3 MB/s

      [[email protected] ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
      processor : 0
      vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
      cpu family : 16
      model : 2
      model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2352
      stepping : 2
      cpu MHz : 2100.074
      cache size : 512 KB
      physical id : 0
      siblings : 1
      core id : 0
      cpu cores : 1
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 5
      wp : yes
      flags : fpu de tsc msr pae cx8 apic cmov pat clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc pni cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse
      bogomips : 5255.89
      TLB size : 1024 4K pages
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management: ts ttp tm stc [6] [7] [8]

      AboveClouds • UK Company • UK Datacentre • UK Customer Support

      High Performance Pure SSD Cloud Hosting with a personal touch

    • @EaseVPS said: AMD Opteron. Seriously?

      What's wrong with AMD's server grade CPUs?

      Thanked by 2Infinity tux
      FreeVPS.us - The oldest post to host VPS provider
    • vmhostsvmhosts Member
      edited February 2012

      Disk performance maybe slightly under par at the moment as we have multiple VM's being deployed.

      Again, Sequential write tests are a very poor test for typical applications. Our storage is clustered which means we get a write penalty for writes. Much better off looking at latency.

      Not sure on the point regarding the CPU's Is there a particular extension you need for your application?

    • yomeroyomero Member
      edited February 2012

      @dmmcintyre3 said: What's wrong with AMD's server grade CPUs?

      +1
      @EaseVPS
      Do you use E7 servers or what? And what you expect for free? (Or at LEB price range) ¬_¬

    • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider

      @dmmcintyre3 said: What's wrong with AMD's server grade CPUs?

      Exactly.

    • @EaseVPS If you have any specific perfromance issues with you application please log a ticket with our helpdesk and we will be more than happy to assit you

    • JacobJacob Member
      edited February 2012

      I have nothing against AMD in particular but it is not the best model of CPU.
      We use a mix of E3-1230 and Intel Core i7 2600K(Desktop Proccessor, I know).

      AboveClouds • UK Company • UK Datacentre • UK Customer Support

      High Performance Pure SSD Cloud Hosting with a personal touch

    • What?? Desktop processors in a hosting company???

      Yes, is the same, no argument ¬_¬

    • vmhostsvmhosts Member
      edited February 2012

      I have nothing against AMD in particular but it is not the best model of CPU.

      We are not claiming to have the latest and greatest hardware. What we have is a highly available environment with no single points of failure. We watch CPU ready times closely across our cluster to make sure we are providing the correct level of service.

      I am not saying our environment is suited to all applications, specifically applications that require fast sequential write performance.

      Again if you have any issues with real word performance regarding your applications let us know and we will do our best to help

    • All slots are now taken - Sorry

    • @vmhosts
      I will stop bitchin' now.. I got this with no damage in my pockets so I am happy. :-)

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      High Performance Pure SSD Cloud Hosting with a personal touch

    • Your network is excellent.

      2012-02-04 18:24:39 (18.7 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

      AboveClouds • UK Company • UK Datacentre • UK Customer Support

      High Performance Pure SSD Cloud Hosting with a personal touch

    • @EaseVPS said: Performance is pretty shocking, AMD Opteron. Seriously? I understand this is a free promotion but is this hardware used on paid cloud services?

      [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 42.5093 seconds, 25.3 MB/s
      

      Could you run ioping test, sequential write tells nothing.

    • Servers are located in BlueSquare Maidenhead UK. We use 1Gb/s uplinks but obviously virtual machines are throttled back

    • @vmhosts

      Who did you colo those with, synergy? Just wondering since we are considering them at the moment.

      And i also agree, you will find some in fact quite a few AMD servers bechmark higher than Xeon's, its only a name.

      We also use AMDs as do many others.

    • JacobJacob Member
      edited February 2012

      @VMPort
      Just throwing this out there. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=[Dual+CPU]+Quad-Core+AMD+Opteron+2352

      I have nothing against AMD, I just have a personal preference of Intel.

      AboveClouds • UK Company • UK Datacentre • UK Customer Support

      High Performance Pure SSD Cloud Hosting with a personal touch

    • @EaseVPS - You need to get over the AMD 2352 processor. Agreed these are not the latest and others out there may offer better performance.

      On a LEB machine with 256MB RAM I have a feeling the bottleneck is going to be somewhere else.

      I could also argue an oversubscribed server with improved processors will result in worse performance than virtual machines running on our environment. We are geared towards availability @ a price which isnt through the roof.

      If you have any real world performance issue with your application please open a ticket

      @VMport we purchased our racks from C4L. They have an excellent networking team and would recommend them. I have a contact that is open to negotiation, PM me your email address and I can put you in contact. As far as I am aware though they only have full racks available at the moment

    • @vmhosts said: If you have any real world performance issue with your application please open a ticket

      This

      And thanks for being polite, in you shoes I could start to rage xD

      Thanked by 1Infinity
    • @vmhosts do you allow VPN?

      and btw guys im one of the few lucky to get one. ill post test results later for those who crave for them

      dog lover

    • vmhostsvmhosts Member
      edited February 2012

      @yowmamasita feel free to install a VPN. We just ask you only use the service for legal activities.

      Look forward to your feedback - Please be aware though we are not going to win any number battles on sequential writes :) We are all about availbility, consistant performance and friendly customer service

      Thanked by 1yowmamasita
    • yowmamasitayowmamasita Member
      edited February 2012

      ioping results

      [[email protected] ~]# ./ioping.sh
      -----------------------------------------
      ioping.sh 0.9.8 - http://vbtechsupport.com
      by George Liu (eva2000)
      -----------------------------------------
                ioping.sh 0.9.8 MENU
      -----------------------------------------
      1. Install ioping
      2. Re-install ioping
      3. Run ioping default tests
      4. Run ioping custom tests
      5. Exit
      -----------------------------------------
      Enter option [ 1 - 5 ] 3
      -----------------------------------------
      
      ***************************************************
      ioping code.google.com/p/ioping/
      ioping.sh 0.9.8
      shell wrapper script by George Liu (eva2000)
      http://vbtechsupport.com
      ***************************************************
      ***************************************************
      Disk Schedulers & Read Ahead (Queue Size x 2):
      ***************************************************
      [/dev/sda1] - Read Ahead: 256
      [noop] anticipatory deadline cfq
      ----------------------------------
      [/dev/sda2] - Read Ahead: 256
      [noop] anticipatory deadline cfq
      ----------------------------------
      ***************************************************
      
      **********************************
      dd (sequential disk speed test)...
      **********************************
      dd if=/dev/zero of=testfilex bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 32.5702 seconds, 33.0 MB/s
      
      ************************
      starting ioping tests...
      ***************************************************
      ioping disk I/O test (default 1MB working set)
      ***************************************************
      disk I/O: /dev/sda1
      --- /dev/sda1 (device 20.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      5 requests completed in 4271.7 ms, 19 iops, 0.1 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 22.8/51.5/122.4/35.9 ms
      
      disk I/O: /dev/sda2
      --- /dev/sda2 (device 1.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      5 requests completed in 4074.4 ms, 86 iops, 0.3 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 1.2/11.6/34.3/13.3 ms
      
      **********************************************
      seek rate test (default 1MB working set)
      **********************************************
      seek rate: /dev/sda1
      --- /dev/sda1 (device 20.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      84 requests completed in 3021.9 ms, 33 iops, 0.1 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 1.1/30.3/137.7/26.9 ms
      
      seek rate: /dev/sda2
      --- /dev/sda2 (device 1.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      215 requests completed in 3061.4 ms, 133 iops, 0.5 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 0.9/7.5/77.3/11.5 ms
      
      **********************************************
      sequential test (default 1MB working set)
      **********************************************
      -----------------------
      sequential: /dev/sda1
      --- /dev/sda1 (device 20.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      20 requests completed in 3120.8 ms, 7 iops, 1.7 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 91.5/149.0/320.3/67.2 ms
      -----------------------
      sequential cached I/O: /dev/sda1
      --- /dev/sda1 (device 20.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      176 requests completed in 3005.2 ms, 91 iops, 22.6 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 0.3/11.0/145.2/17.5 ms
      
      -----------------------
      sequential: /dev/sda2
      --- /dev/sda2 (device 1.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      27 requests completed in 3032.9 ms, 9 iops, 2.3 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 69.7/107.2/175.7/29.8 ms
      -----------------------
      sequential cached I/O: /dev/sda2
      --- /dev/sda2 (device 1.0 Gb) ioping statistics ---
      260 requests completed in 3004.0 ms, 150 iops, 37.6 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 0.3/6.7/37.6/4.5 ms

      dog lover

    • @youmamasita Use "pre" tags

      Thanked by 1yowmamasita
    • @yomero said: @youmamasita Use "pre" tags

      Thanks, that worked

      Well as we can see, sequential io is really their waterloo, though i understand that the node might be busy this time as new vms are being deployed

      dog lover

    • vmhostsvmhosts Member
      edited February 2012

      Current hit on the storage will be our nightly backups combined with dd tests.

      Maximum sequential write performance will be 50-60MB/sec. This is due to the write penalty we have on our clustered storage system. We take the hit as most applications simply dont require sequential write perfromance.

      Having two copies of your data allows for a storage node failure and keeps your VM alive. Far more important in our opinion.

      If you do have an applicaiton which needs fast sequentail write perfromance over availability then we hold our hands up and say we may not be the best fit for you

    • Didn't knew that ioping.sh, can you use the standard executable without the -q flag? Because I see very low iops in all that tests

    • @EaseVPS so, you're a provider and you snatched a free deal that may have been of real use to someone struggling to get by for what reason exactly?

      Fsck you mate.

    • @vanilla - Place an order but dont complete payment I will arrange for the 3 month promo to be applied to your account

    • @vmhosts thanks for the offer but I don't need it, I was just making a point.

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