New product: Native SSD VPS

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We’re proud to announce that as of today we offer virtual private servers with native SSD storage! This new product is especially useful in case you require exceptional I/O performance, such as for database servers, for which our standard product just doesn’t cut it (even though we provide excellent performance there as well).

Just like our HDD servers we use a hardware RAID-10 set for optimal performance and redundancy. Our SSD servers can provide up to 100.000 random read and 80.000 random write operations per second (4k). We’ve made sure to use enterprise SSD’s with exceptionally high endurance levels to prevent them from wearing out too soon and have proper monitoring in place to ensure we are alerted long before they actually do.

Just so that we’re clear: This is not SSD caching, this is real 100% native SSD. A lot of our competitors who offer SSD VPS actually only do SSD caching. That means that on the backend your data is still stored on “spinning rust” and the SSD’s are used to offload the HDD’s somewhat. It can certainly improve performance and reduce disk latency, but it really can’t compete with real SSD storage. When you’re comparing a Tilaa SSD VPS with our competitors, make sure you understand that distinction ;)

Providing high I/O performance was one of our last challenges to be able to compete directly with dedicated server offerings. Now that we offer SSD storage there is no reason to use dedicated servers anymore (at least in our opinion).

It’s of course possible to order both SSD and HDD servers and combine them into one private cloud. Our SSD offering runs on exactly the same platform and has exactly the same features.

If you’re already a Tilaa customer and would like to migrate your existing VPS to SSD storage, please contact our support desk. Since our SSD servers are in a different pod (point of delivery) your VPS will have to be assigned a new IP address. Your data will remain intact, but the network settings of your VPS will need to be reconfigured.

Thanks for listening!

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