DelimiterVPS - HPBL460C-2xL5420 $49 Special review
I signed up with DelimiterVPS for one of their dedicated server offerings a few days before christmas. I went for this offer for the advertised 1Gbps uplink and the KVM (My current dedicated host charges big $$ for KVM). When I went through the checkout I noticed that they give you a special $39/month if you pay quarterly, which I chose to do. Very nice! Considering the holiday, I think things were setup 'on time' (3 business days).
Once the server was setup I set out to install Centos 7 on the box. Unfortunately, this proved to be in vain as Centos 7 does not support the HP RAID card in the BL460C that Delimiter was offering. I raised a support ticket and was directed to a sales email address. After a few business days they had set me up with a 5th Generation HP DL160 with comparable specs to the blade. I was surprised and quite pleased- Delimiter was going the extra mile to help me out.
They didn't stop at setting up a different server for me: When I raised a ticket about the ILO KVM freezing after 15minutes they installed Centos 7 on the server for me and let me know when it was ready. This has been so far the best experience I've ever had with a low end server provider in terms of support. Way to go, guys (If you ever see this)!
Performance is pretty darn good, too. When I run this speed test at the bash prompt I get 102MB/sec performance:
wget --output-document=/dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip
Things seem pretty snappy overall, which shouldn't be too surprising given the 8 Xeon L5420 cores. I'll update this review if anything changes.