Incredibly Fast UK SSD VPS - OnApp+Backups+KVM - 230K IOPS

Incredibly Fast UK SSD VPS - OnApp+Backups+KVM - 230K IOPS

jhjh Member
edited July 2012 in Offers

Hi, I'm James Hadley, the owner and operator of VirtIO. My endeavour is simple: to provide a viable alternative VPS solution for anyone who needs a high-performance SSD VPS here in the UK.

I've created a customised configuration using the latest solid state drives to deliver up to 240K IOPS or around 1.5-2GB/s of disk IO for the most demanding applications. To put that into perspective, that's around 200x faster than a typical hard disk, and around 2-4x faster than a typical solid state drive.

VPSs are hosted on server-grade hardware with Intel Xeon E3 processors, DDR3 memory and fast, UK bandwidth. I have set up these servers using the KVM virtualisation software to enable full management, and OnApp control panel for complete autonomy. Daily backups to RAID6 NAS are included free of charge.

256MB RAM 3GB SSD 100GB Bandwidth £4.30/month ($7 USD) with coupon LOWENDBOX Order

Test IP: Test Download: 100MB Data Centre: Custodian DC in Kent, UK (Level3 Bandwidth!)

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  • rds100rds100 Member

    Wasn't it killerio? Or this is another company/brand?


  • jhjh Member
    edited July 2012

    @rds100 said: Wasn't it killerio? Or this is another company/brand?

    Same thing, snappier domain.

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  • TaylorTaylor Member

    Thats a funny joke on your home screen, windows 2008 and 128MB ram :P

    I know, I'm Dale Maily.

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  • New website is really slick, do you have any benchmark data for your plans. Would love to get it added for comparison.

    Also the blog seems to 404.

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  • jhjh Member

    The blog isn't featuring in the new site, but @ElliotJ did some benchmarks which are in LEB:

    ElliotJ: Since no-one has posted benchmarks, I’ll do the honours. Mine is a 512MB VPS (£12/mo), so not exactly LEB standard, but it’s on the same hardware.

    Onto the disk joys.

    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.67857 s, 640 MB/s [email protected]:~# ioping -R /

    --- / (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/11cf6321-50ca-4002-bb47-2ed66fcd10d7) ioping statistics --- 20924 requests completed in 3000.0 ms, 17102 iops, 66.8 mb/s min/avg/max/mdev = 0.0/0.1/2.4/0.0 ms [email protected]:~# ioping / [ ... ] 53 requests completed in 52260.6 ms, 7442 iops, 29.1 mb/s min/avg/max/mdev = 0.0/0.1/0.3/0.1 ms Feels extremely fast from my end. :)

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