I’m pleased to announce the launch of VPS2Go.com, a new web site devoted to our new range of VPS, or as we prefer to call them Cloud Servers.
What’s I love about it is that it focuses completely on delivering great VPS/Cloud Servers. The service delivers a huge range of templates from which predefined servers can be deployed. You can deploy a basic cloud sever with nothing more than the operating system on, to a cloud server with a PBX or CRM system deployed ready for use.
Ordering is simplicity itself – drag a slider across the screen to choose the resource combination and choose an operating system or template. Deployment happens within a few minutes.
Perhaps my favorite thing is the Cloud DataCenter. What’s that I hear you ask?
Well, think about what a datacenter is at it’s most basic. It’s power, cooling and environment and compute resources that you deploy/deploy within as you need to.
Our Cloud Datacenter takes that idea into the VPS world. We provide the power, the cooling and the platform from which you can deploy VPS as you need. You purchase a predetermined block of resources, and deploy as many Cloud Servers within it as you wish, dividing the resources between them as you see fit.
You can also choose to make those cloud servers auto-scale their resources based on how they are being utilised at any one time.
When it comes to controlling your cloud servers you have a choice of doing so via your control panel, with access to backup, provision, re-provision as well as control your firewall rules. Connecting to your server is easily achieved either within your control panel via a pseudo KVM or via SSH under Linux and RDP under windows.
Another great way available of controlling your cloud servers is via the OnApp iPhone and iPad apps available in the App Store. Talk about mobility – I’ve deployed a new server from my Cloud Datacentre while sitting at Chester train station!
Behind the system are powerful Dell servers and enterprise grade SANs providing you power and stability. Should any of our systems suffer a problem your cloud servers will rapidly fail over to another node ensuring no interruption to service.
So what can you use it all for? Well absolutely anything really. I’ve been using it myself as a rapid test environment.
You know when you have an idea for something? Well I get my fair share and often need a server to try the idea out on. The usual problem of course is hardware and deployment time.
Getting your hands on a spare server around the Hosting UK office is harder than you might think. We have hundreds busy humming away in production of course, and the spare ones are either earmarked for customers or grabbed by our engineers as soon as they become free. The Linux engineers are the worst – they have seem to have an insatiable appetite for servers, although to be fair they come out with some cool stuff.
Our new VPS2Go platform solves my problem. I can have a server deployed in a few minutes ready to run and ready for me to try my idea.
Of course that’s just one example of the many uses that it can be used for. Testing, rapid prototyping and of course production.
Support is provided by ourselves at Hosting UK so you’ll be assured of the great support you’re used to.
If you have a need then I hope you’ll try it out – www.vps2go.com. I hope you do.