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Improving webhosting QoS (Quality of Service) using resource control in server virtualization

Improving webhosting QoS (Quality of Service) using resource control in server virtualization

“Noisy neighbors” are customers who use up more than their fair share of resources in a virtualized server. Such over-use of resources (aka resource hogging) affects server performance, especially if a VPS provider runs high-density servers. Though server virtualization provides cost-effective hosting, it involves sharing of resources such as CPU, RAM, I/O, network, etc. among the VPS accounts. (more…)

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Surveys indicate that 70% of online businesses adopt server virtualization solutions to reduce their costs [1]. 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…)

Building a high speed VPS hosting system using Quality of Service (QoS) in oVirt virtualization

Building a high speed VPS hosting system using Quality of Service (QoS) in oVirt virtualization

It’s time for X’Mas shopping. Your mind is set on buying a swanky new hoverboard that your kid was raving about lately. You google for good deals, and find a few sites. You open the top 5 on different tabs, and start going through the features and price list. You find the site in the second tab is still loading.

What would you do? If you are like 86% of online shoppers, you’d close the tab, and continue on to the third tab. (more…)