“I did nothing. It just crashes all the time!”
So began a professional administration request at the help desk of a data center we managed. The customer’s unmanaged Windows 2008 R2 VPS started crashing one fine day without any apparent reason.
The event logs didn’t show anything out of the ordinary. So, the next step was to analyze the crash dump.
Virtualization is no longer a niche market. It is now a pre-requisite for success in webhosting industry. Gartner’s server virtualization report of 2011 mentions a virtualization market penetration of 40% for x86 server work loads. A study by Tier1Research on Mass-Market Hosting for Winter 2011 showed that 60% of webhosts provide VPS solutions.These findings tally with the technology adoption trend we see here in Bobcares as well.
For someone entering the VPS hosting business, it is important to choose the right server virtualization technology based on your market segment requirement, and cost considerations.