BuyVM announces free SSD upgrades to all OpenVZ 256MB+ plans!
Figured I'd pass the good news around for all.
I'm pleased to announce that all OpenVZ plans with 256MB+ RAM will be upgraded to pure SSD
backed space over the coming months.
When will it be available?
We expect to start offering this later this month. We expect it to take a few months to convert all nodes in Vegas, but we expect to have it all done by Christmas of this year.
Is there a change in price?
None at all.
Do I lose any of my space?
Originally we were planning to drop people by 50% if they moved to an SSD plan but after some fiddling around we found it was better to just use bigger SSD's.
What locations will this be available in?
At this time it will only be done in Vegas. We will handle our east coast location next year.
I bought a space addon, does it get converted to SSD as well?
Sure does. There is no change in price with this. Enjoy the killer deal
What RAID setup will you be using?
We'll be using Adaptec 7805 RAID cards. For drives we'll be using either Crucial 8x960GB drives or Samsung 8x1TB drives.
Will you still have the mechanical drive setups?
Only our storage nodes will ultimately being on mechanical drives. At this time it isn't quite affordable to offer 250GB of pure SSD space for $7.00/month :P
How about KVM's?
We expect to offer the same deal to all KVM's later this year.
Why not use more SSD caching?
It's too easy to flood an SSD with useless data to cache slowing down the mechanical array as well as causing the SSD to constantly have to shuffle data around. Our current adaptec cards don't handle SSD caching very well and doing it in software has its own headaches.
In the end we saw it was better for our customers to just upgrade everyone, at our own expense.
Thank you everyone for your continued support and feedback in our mass email survey!