So what exactly is a “Cloud VPS”? There really isn't anything magical about the “Cloud”... It's just a better way to deploy Virtual Private Servers (VPS), running on a Cluster of Dell Cloud Servers, with dynamically scalable resources, such as: CPU, Memory, etc... for a more reliable VPS in the “Cloud”.
ViUX® leverages our state-of-the-Internet Cloud Hosting System, based upon Parallels® Cloud Server and Dell C6220 (Cloud-Series) Servers, to provide Cloud VPS as “Containers” or “Hypervisors” running Linux or Windows Server Operating Systems.
Cloud Storage is the foundation of a ViUX® Cloud VPS and provides both the performance and reliability of a Virtual Dedicated Server as a Cloud VPS Container or Hypervisor. Cloud Storage works by combining the disks within each Hardware Node into a single pooled Cloud Storage Cluster; and replicating the data of Virtual Servers across at least 3 disks on 3 different Nodes with the Cluster.
In this way, if a Hardware Node should fail, the Cloud VPS running on that Node are automatically relocated to another Hardware Node in the Cloud Storage Cluster and reconnected to the replicated data for High-Availability.
Watch the video (below) to learn more...
Cloud Storage also provides performance by using high-capacity / high-speed Solid State Disk (SSD) Drives for Journaling, Caching, and “HOT” (frequently accessed) data...“WARM” data (accessed less frequently) is moved out to larger capacity SAS / SCSI (15K then 10K) Drives. And “COLD” (infrequently accessed) data is off loaded to largest capacity SATA (7.5K) Drives.
This auto-balancing of the Cloud Storage Cluster into tiers assures maximum performance, best capacity utilization, and data protection with automatic fail-over.
Conventional (Bare-Metal) Dedicated Servers are now OBSOLETE for most Website and Hosted Web Application / Web Service scenarios... For example, Conventional (Bare-Metal) Dedicated Servers represent a potential single point of failure. Any hardware issue (Disk, Power, etc...) results in a complete OUTAGE that is often prolonged - until the failed component is replaced and any additional required recovery actions are completed. Also, Dedicated Server backups often require third party software and systems at an additional cost.
Further, resources are FIXED - so if you ever want to upgrade (i.e. CPU, Memory, Disks) it requires taking the server offline (resulting in DOWNTIME) while the server's components are upgraded manually.
Why deploy business critical systems on such a limited and failure prone environment as a regular Dedicated Server, when a better alternative (Cloud VPS) exists?
Virtual Dedicated Servers as Cloud VPS (Containers or Hypervisors) are far SUPERIOR to conventional Dedicated Servers in many ways... For example, a Virtual Dedicated Server as a Cloud VPS using Parallels® Cloud Storage eliminates the potential single point of hardware failure. If a server goes down, instead of a prolonged outage, the system just restarts the affected Cloud VPS on an alternate Node in the Cloud Storage Cluster using replicated data. Also, backups are automatic and native to the system.
Further, resources are DYNAMIC - so upgrades are easily done on-the-fly from within the Control Panel. Also, resources are burstable beyond the guaranteed levels for server stability when under peak load.
A Virtual Dedicated Server as a Cloud VPS gives you EVERYTHING that you get from a conventional Dedicated Server – PLUS so much more that it becomes no contest.
Should your Virtual Dedicated Server be deployed as a Cloud VPS Container or Cloud VPS Hypervisor? Do you wonder what's the difference between Containers vs. Hypervisors?
If you have any prior experience with Virtual Servers then you are likely already familiar with a “Hypervisor” or “Virtual Machine” (VM) - like those based upon VMWare or Microsoft Hyper-V.
Cloud VPS Containers are a lessor known Virtual Server type that instead of being a virtual representation of the hardware with a real Operating System (OS) install like a “Hypervisor”...
A “Container” is a virtual representation of the Operating System. In this way a single OS install can be virtualized into multiple Cloud VPS Containers that act like isolated Virtual Dedicated Servers.
See Container Limitations
Cloud VPS Hypervisors are literally like a “Virtual Machine” (VM) - that is a virtual representation of the physical server hardware and components with a separate Operating System (OS).
As such, there is really nothing that you can do with a Conventional / Physical (Bare-Metal) Dedicated Server that you cannot also do (even BETTER) with a Virtual Dedicated Server as a Cloud VPS Hypervisor.
Cloud VPS Container