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Iceland?

WilliamWilliam Member, Provider
edited May 2012 in Providers

Anyone interested in VPS in Iceland?

Same as usual (less BW maybe), no (native) IPv6 but... Iceland :)

Would anyone be ready to preorder if we make it final? (what do you think about this in general? is pre ordering at larger companys acceptable with some % cheaper price then to help refinance a new location?)

As usual any input in welcome!

-William

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  • I don't think Iceland has a lot of bandwidth.

    The Original Daniel.

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Provider

    Hit me up once you can pre-order, I'd place one order just to try it out, if the prices are similar to yoru current once. :P

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  • What audience would you want to sell Iceland based VPS to?

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  • @DominicHakke Icelandic people?

    I do not see a market into this William, maybe you can shed a light?

  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider
    edited May 2012

    I wonder what the benefit of it would be other than for cool-ness or VPS collections or helping Arctic reasearchers watch por.. whatever they watch/do on the internet with lower ping and faster speeds.. Or is that just me being a troll?

    EDIT: Damn, you guys beat me to it :(

    Cablestreet - London based ISP - Managed Solutions, Carrier Services, Colocation, Dedicated Servers, VMs, and more..

  • lumaluma Member

    I would try it just for fun lol.

    I assume price would be good since cooling is not that expensive! though I guess keeping seals and sea lions out of the DC might require extra security.

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider
    edited May 2012

    @Daniel said: I don't think Iceland has a lot of bandwidth.

    It does, not an issue :)

    @DominicHakke said: What audience would you want to sell Iceland based VPS to?

    Not sure, free speech activists, Scandinavians.... etc

    @StableVDS said: William

    @StableVDS said: I do not see a market into this William, maybe you can shed a light?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/12/iceland-haven-freedom-speech-wikileaks
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/blog-post/1686403/iceland-passes-press-freedom-law
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/02/world/la-fg-iceland-free-speech-20110403

  • @William said: It does, not an issue :)

    Ah, I thought Iceland was connected to the internet by a single fibre optic cable under the ocean.

    The Original Daniel.

  • ElliotJElliotJ Member
    edited May 2012

    @DominicHakke said: What audience would you want to sell Iceland based VPS to?

    Hákarl loving crazy Icelandics? (Rotten shark that tastes like urine)

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  • nabonabo Member

    @William said: Anyone interested in VPS in Iceland?

    Definitely yes!

    "Kids, you tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson learned is: never try."

  • laaevlaaev Member

    I would get one just because of its unique location.

  • SpencerSpencer Member

    I don't know how peering would be. There is only 1 IXP in greenland.

  • pcanpcan Member

    Iceland datacenters are powered by renewable energy sources only. It could be interesting, if latency is low. According to the Iceland connectivity map on the Verneglobal datacenter website, it may be good. Do you have a test IP ?

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider
    edited May 2012

    Ping IP 193.107.86.1

    [email protected] :: ~# ping 193.107.86.1
    PING 193.107.86.1 (193.107.86.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_req=1 ttl=53 time=68.5 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_req=2 ttl=53 time=68.4 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_req=3 ttl=53 time=68.8 ms

  • nabonabo Member
    edited May 2012

    @pcan said: Iceland datacenters are powered by renewable energy sources only.

    Well that's basically nearly also true for Austria. But besides that I like Iceland as a location. Diversity- and legally-wise.

    @William said: Ping IP 193.107.86.1

    Nice, ~64ms latency (Germany), ~82ms latency (France).

    "Kids, you tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson learned is: never try."

  • AsadAsad Member
    edited May 2012

    Sign me up, I'd buy one. ~50ms latency for me.

    Datacenter website has info on connectivity http://www.thordc.com/environment/

    image

  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider

    Not bad;

    From my home connection I get 62ms average.
    From my UK VPS (OnePoundWebHosting <3) I get 44ms average.
    From my Luxembourg Server I get 52ms average.
    From Pingdom (which is in Sweden?) I get 74ms average [Odd].

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  • nabonabo Member

    @Infinity said: From Pingdom (which is in Sweden?) I get 74ms average [Odd].

    Odd? It has a far greater distance than the UK to Iceland.

    "Kids, you tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson learned is: never try."

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Provider

    Exactly 100ms from Bulgaria, home connection.
    http://i.imgur.com/TzGFJ.png

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  • pcanpcan Member

    Looks good, ping time is very stable

  • It would be great if the server also had a good connection to the USA, people form both the EU and US have a ~60-70 ping

  • SpencerSpencer Member

    Im in PA in USA and I get around 140ms

  • ping 193.107.86.1
    PING 193.107.86.1 (193.107.86.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=144 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=144 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=144 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=144 ms

    --- 193.107.86.1 ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 2999ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 144.715/144.826/144.959/0.095 ms
    [[email protected] ~]# traceroute 193.107.86.1
    traceroute to 193.107.86.1 (193.107.86.1), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 199.116.113.1 (199.116.113.1) 96.527 ms 96.519 ms 96.580 ms
    2 te1-5.cr01.atl01.mzima.net (67.199.136.181) 0.488 ms 0.511 ms 0.525 ms
    3 te1-7.cr1.was2.us.packetexchange.net (69.174.120.54) 20.961 ms 20.948 ms 21.002 ms
    4 * * *
    5 85.205.25.114 (85.205.25.114) 106.355 ms 106.333 ms 106.293 ms
    6 145.253.33.82 (145.253.33.82) 105.311 ms 105.264 ms 105.323 ms
    7 te1-1-D05-Strandgata.c.is (217.151.190.170) 144.917 ms 144.780 ms 144.945 ms
    8 194-144-243-106.static.metronet.is (194.144.243.106) 145.299 ms 144.662 ms 144.724 ms
    9 if-gi4-23.sw01.hfj1.thordc.com (193.107.87.99) 144.965 ms 144.953 ms 144.924 ms
    10 193.107.86.1 (193.107.86.1) 144.896 ms 144.812 ms *

    Looks like routing is going to Europe (Germany) then back to Iceland..

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    I would be interested. Been after a Iceland VPS for some time. but there too darn expensive.

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  • u4iau4ia Member

    Set up the pre-order :)

  • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

    I get about 90ms ping from the Netherlands, it varies a lot though (between 70 and 110ms).

    If you can offer the same 'bulletproof-ness' (in the sense of free speech and activism, not in the sense of warez and malware) that native Icelandic hosts can offer, I would definitely be interested.

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  • @William said: Not sure, free speech activists, Scandinavians.... etc

    You have a good point there, we checked the same datacenter out a while ago.
    At the time the shipping costs where high for Supermicro stuff at least.

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  • I'm interested too. Seems to be a nice exotic location :)

  • I'm interested now, and I'm sure many more will be once Emerald Express is up and running. (And yes, I'd preorder.)

  • @William: do you have an ETA for availability or preordering?

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited May 2012

    @gsrdgrdghd said: It would be great if the server also had a good connection to the USA, people form both the EU and US have a ~60-70 ping

    Depending on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist, you can either say both the EU and the US will have an equally good ping to your VPS, or you can say they will have an equally sucky ping to it. :)

    Seriously though, this is indeed the key point about Iceland - it's somewhere halfway between US and EU.

    For Iceland, they have the advantage of being the Atlantic’s midpoint. Monroe said, “You’ve got a tremendous opportunity for centralizing data that would need to be replicated in Europe and North America. Iceland starts to become the center point along that route.” -- http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/03/iceland-datacenters-lure-microsoft-corporation-msft/

  • I would be interested in an Iceland VPS.

    Daniels-MacBook-Pro:~ daniel$ ping 193.107.86.1
    PING 193.107.86.1 (193.107.86.1): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=49 time=73.612 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=75.015 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=329.856 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=49 time=71.427 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=49 time=73.774 ms
    64 bytes from 193.107.86.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=49 time=74.371 ms
    ^C
    --- 193.107.86.1 ping statistics ---
    6 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 71.427/116.342/329.856/95.493 ms
    Daniels-MacBook-Pro:~ daniel$ 
    

    From UK.

    The Original Daniel.

  • @rm_ said: Seriously though, this is indeed the key point about Iceland - it's somewhere halfway between US and EU.

    Well sadly the ping sucks from the US
    http://just-ping.com/index.php?vh=193.107.86.1&amp;c=&amp;s=ping!

    For the EU it might be ok to host a gameserver with 50-70ms ping but the 120+ms from the US are unacceptable

  • AmfyAmfy Member

    @William: Very interested, too. Will order 1-2 512MB VPS on this location if it will be available.

    Getting over an NL VPN 70ms

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @Amfy said: Getting over an NL VPN 70ms

    I get around the same from UK. although on talktalk i can get the 60's range. Defo good location

  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider

    @nabo lol, I guess that epitomizes the need for sufficient sleep and rest after a days revision.. >_>

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  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider
    edited May 2012

    Iceland can now be preordered, delivery estimated 2 weeks :)
    Hongkong can be preordered tommorow (with 4 weeks delivery time)

  • gbshousegbshouse Member, Provider
  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider

    Order as usual and select them in the country field :)

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider

    Use ICELANDONLY for 10% off at all products based in Iceland :)

  • AsadAsad Member
    edited May 2012

    Where on your site can we order this? I can't find the correct page.

    Edit: Nevermind, found it :)

  • nabonabo Member

    @William said: Use ICELANDONLY for 10% off at all products based in Iceland :)

    Darn, just ordered to fast :-/

    "Kids, you tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson learned is: never try."

  • gbshousegbshouse Member, Provider
  • nabonabo Member

    @gbshouse said: any details like bandwidth, IPv6 etc.?

    I guess it'll be the same as the rest except that it just has 50% of the bandwith.

    "Kids, you tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson learned is: never try."

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider

    @gbshouse said: @William - any details like bandwidth, IPv6 etc.?

    No IPv6, 50% less BW, anything else the same.

    Additional TOS:
    No porn allowed at all, no IRC Servers, no public proxys/vpn/Tor

  • ElliotJElliotJ Member

    @gbshouse said: @William - any details like bandwidth, IPv6 etc.?

    @William said: Same as usual (less BW maybe), no (native) IPv6 but... Iceland :)

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  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider

    @nabo said: Darn, just ordered to fast :-/

    I would add it, but can't really since you paid already :(

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