Surveys indicate that 70% of online businesses adopt server virtualization solutions to reduce their costs . But many times, the virtualization software costs outweigh this cost-benefit. That is where open source server virtualization technologies make a difference.
Choosing the right virtualization technology includes review of factors such as cost, features, security and performance. Recently we were contacted by a hosting provider who wanted to sell cheap VPS plans to SMBs. In this post we’ll discuss our design considerations to implement a server virtualization solution that was affordable, feature-rich, easily scalable and secure. (more…)
Today, most online applications are hosted in cloud systems. Unlike traditional dedicated servers, cloud systems offer users the ability to quickly scale up or down CPU, memory, disk space or bandwidth on the go.
Users love the ability to pay for just enough resources that they need, thereby maximizing their value for money. So, it is no surprise that all cloud providers keep easy scaling as a central feature of their service offering.
In a previous post, we covered how oVirt (open virtualization) can be used to build a high ROI cloud hosting solution. Today, we’ll go a bit further into how cloud scaling works in oVirt, and how a cloud provider can deliver fast resource scaling using oVirt. (more…)