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What Makes the All-New ServInt SolidFire SSD VPS So Different, and So Much Better

by Devon Rutherford  • 

In a previous blog post, our CEO went into detail on the reasons why our new SolidFire SSD VPS is so important — to small businesses worldwide, to ServInt, and to the hosting industry at large. I want to take a few minutes to share more information on what makes this platform so compelling from a performance perspective.

Most important, of course, is the fact that with the SolidFire SSD VPS platform, you always get 100% of all the server resources — CPU, RAM, Disk, Network and IOPS — that you pay for. We are the first (and only) small business-targeted SSD VPS provider that can make this guarantee. All other small business-focused SSD VPS products only guarantee access to a minimum amount of server resources, and customers on these products are continually at risk of performance degradation due to resource contention (otherwise known as the “noisy neighbor” problem).

Utilizing ServInt’s SimpleScale technology, Parallels PCS 6.0, and SolidFire all-SSD cloud storage, however, ServInt’s new SolidFire SSD platform completely eliminates the “noisy neighbor” problem, and is a completely re-imagined vision of what VPS and cloud should be. We have reconfigured resource allocation across the product line and re-engineered every back-end specification governing customer environments in order to allow customers to be able to count on 100% of their server resources being being available to them, 100% of the time.

Beyond this fundamental, revolutionary difference, the SolidFire SSD VPS product line also leverages top-of-the-line, highly redundant server hardware with some of the most powerful processors available — and we placed these servers on 10GigE, highly redundant networks. What’s more, each SolidFire SSD VPS server utilizes four different network uplinks to four different multi-gigabit switches. In other words, these servers are designed for absolutely astonishing speed and reliability.

If you’re into hardware specifications, here are the details you’re looking for:  dual Intel 2.20GHz Xeon CPU E5-2660 processors — 16 physical and 32 logical cores per host node. That’s what’s powering the SolidFire SSD VPS host units.  In other words, the servers your account will reside on are absolutely, indisputably designed for maximum power.

Again, as great as our hardware is, it’s the way that we’re using it — to finally, completely eliminate the noisy neighbor problem, and the mystery site slow-downs that result from it — that makes this product so remarkable.

We believe we’ve created the best VPS in the world, and we believe the bar we’ve set today will be the industry standard of tomorrow. But when every other host has finally caught up with us and is guaranteeing you every resource you’re paying for – we hope that you’ll still be with us for one reason above any other: trust. We work tirelessly, through our consultative technical support, our customer outreach, our legislative activism, and (as in this case) our product design, to earn that trust, each and every day.

Click here to learn more about the all-new ServInt SolidFire SSD VPS, or contact a ServInt sales engineer to start a discussion about how we can help your business today.

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  1. Great news! I knew you guys had something up your sleeve, but something of this magnitude and quality, was quite a nice surprise. I am seriously considering to migrate my sites to these SSD beasts, if I can handle some technical limitations specific to my sites (Storage size of packages does not fit, if I can find a workaround etc. If you had bigger storage options I would migrate yesterday) I have some questions though: The packages do not have cpu specs, or cpu limits. 1 core, 2 cores, 0.5 core etc. Not only to estimate, but also as an assurance that cpu usage is under your control and guarantee. Another question is, the sustained read/write performance of the SolidFire storage, ie large sized data transfer speeds. How do these SSD's and their link to servers fare with large/medium file read/writes compared to regular server hdd's? Regardless of those sales questions, the packages are still thrilling. The cpus you mentioned above are according to benchmarks 1.5x faster than previous server cpus, which means everything should theoertically get about 1.5x faster, regardless of SSD. which means faster pageloads, which means cash on the table, and I intend to take it :D That speed improvement in page delivery alone is a serious reason to migrate. Also the ram amounts in the packages are quite high. Thanks for this brilliant new server line. I appreciate all the wise decisions, and all the good intentions to serve better, and all the effort of all those involved in putting this together.
  2. Hi I'm very impressed with all the reviews i read and heard about ServInt from friends. I'm a blogger and affiliate marketer & would like to know if ServInt run any affiliate program.
  3. Awesome, sounds good, and not surprising lol... we've been with ServInt since '08 and when you guys do something, it tends to be done right. That's why we've been customers this whole time. :-) SolidFire SSD is very exciting considering the growth of our own business lately, and I can't wait to see it available for us too (translation: us folks on dedicated servers want it too!!!!). :-) P.S. please tell Jamal that Dan & Jennifer appreciate all his help and dedication on that uber-complex server migration last month.
  4. Dan, Thanks for the follow-up. Each ServInt SolidFire SSD VPS host node has dual redundant network connections into the SolidFire Cloud storage array.
  5. RT @servint: ServInt's SolidFire SSD VPS is the only VPS that completely eliminate site slow-downs from noisy neighbors. http://t.co/tQhI0j…
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  6. ServInt's SolidFire SSD VPS is the only VPS that completely eliminate site slow-downs from noisy neighbors. http://t.co/tQhI0jLPO8
  7. (Following up to my question yesterday) First, that's very cool. My only real question there is... what kind of connectivity redundancy do you guys have in place between the server (say the VPS host machine or optimistically/hypothetically a dedicated server as we now run on) and the SolidFire cloud servers? For example, with a high traffic WordPress install as we have with over 25k tables and LOTS of MySQL accesses, losing that "network" link to the storage would be really bad. By comparison, onboard RAID 0 or 10 is WAY slower of course, but it doesn't rely on network connection so less risk of the "hard disk going away". :-) Just to be clear, I"m VERY excited about this... the above is my only concern so I'm trying to understand it how that is mitigated. Thanks!
  8. Dan, Thanks for the question. No, the storage for our SolidFire SSD VPS is not "on-board." The SolidFire storage technology is true cloud storage. Customer data is stored off server in an all-flash storage array. You can learn more here and here.
  9. "With ServInt's SolidFire #SSD VPS, we guarantee you get 100% of the CPU, RAM, Disk, Network and IOPS you pay for." http://t.co/tQhI0jLPO8
  10. @servint has made the call!! They have the Best #VPS in the world! http://t.co/praKjpzLnZ @SolidFire #flasharray
    stuart_oliver /
  11. Hi guys! We've been with ServInt for some years, and very happy with the service. SolidFire SSD sounds VERY exciting... physical disk I/O is after all very often the bottleneck especially in I/O intensive applications like a high traffic WordPress site with lots of MySQL access as we have. One question: is the SolidFire SSD physically attached to the each server (like the current slower hard drives are), i.e. is it "on board storage", or is it basically "network attached storage"? Thanks!! Dan
  12. ServInt's Devon Rutherford gives the specifics of the new SolidFire #SSD #VPS in this Week's ServInt Source http://t.co/tQhI0jLPO8
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Devon Rutherford

Devon Rutherford

Director of Sales and Customer Satisfaction, ServInt

Having spent more than 20 years in technical sales, Devon brings a wealth of hands-on experience in VPS and enterprise hosting to ServInt’s sales team. His expertise in network hardware, server configuration and sales management provides ServInt customers with innovative new products, strategies and incentive programs, and his consultative sales support approach helps drive the development of creative and unique hosting solutions.

Devon joined ServInt in 1998, designing high-end server cluster and load-balancing solutions, and oversaw the implementation of multiple Customer Relationship Management (CRM) projects for ServInt clients. His online experience extends to nearly every aspect of the Internet and our operation including order processing, hardware deployment and ServInt’s Managed Customer Support services.

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