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    What can be done with a Cloud Server ?

    I didn't want the cloud hosting, but since all people on Internet are whispering about it, I am curious to know more about it.

    Currently, I am hosting simple websites on a plan having about 10 GB of bandwidth a month. We have a 5 low cost dedicated web servers to distribute the possibilities of failure. Is cloud the same as a VPS ? I don't want my servers to be failed. So, my final question to you is that, Is cloud for me ?

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    Cloud is not only a buzz word of the decade but is also being considered as the future of web hosting. There is a lot in similar between a VPS and Cloud Hosting, but the only difference is that the Cloud hosting packages are set-up on a cluster of servers that are connected together inorder to achieve maximum scalability. Whereas a VPS is set-up on a single dedicated hardware.

    And for your final question, the answer is that, the Cloud is for anyone, may it be an SME or a large incorporation.

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      #3
      So, the only difference is that the Cloud hosting packages are set-up on a cluster of servers, not on a single server? Does this mean that a Cloud hosting package could contain a whole server and a half of another server?

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        #4
        Originally posted by BritishFlag View Post
        So, the only difference is that the Cloud hosting packages are set-up on a cluster of servers, not on a single server? Does this mean that a Cloud hosting package could contain a whole server and a half of another server?
        Hello,

        Cloud is a cluster of many high configuration servers. This has multiple benefits, it balances overall load between the servers, massively reduces the load of individual physical servers for service provision and provides flexibility to deploy resources as required.

        Our each Cloud cluster is setup with 8 Dell R410 Servers ( Dual Quad Core Intel Xeon X5650, 2.66 Ghz - 6 Core, 12MB cache, 32GB RAM, 2x146GB SAS 15k rpm ) and multiple BlueArc Titans with a storage interconnect. Only 60% resources of each cloud server will be utilized and only 40% of storage space is utilized in a cloud. All servers and storages are dual powered for redundancy. All our cloud clusters are hosted in our TIER IV facility which eliminates any possibility of downtime due to power or network outage. All Cloud VM's automatically migrate from one server to all other live servers in case of failure of one or 2 cloud servers or a storage. There will be absolutely no downtime due to power outage, network failure or failure of servers or storage.

        A normal VPS is hosted on a stand alone High configuration server. If any problem exist to the main hardware server then VPS is also got affected and face downtime problems.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Rsync View Post
          There will be absolutely no downtime due to power outage, network failure or failure of servers or storage.
          Todays outage has proven that this is too good to be true...

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            #6
            I have noticed over time that the cloud service has been creeking. (have set up pingdom alerts to notify me/client when the server is down) and these have been increasing and quite frequent (a bit embarrasing for me as i recommended EUK over another host due to my previous good experience and now i have to blag why EUK is better than the previous host).

            Other issues involve the servers slowing down considerably at various timess. Shame really because until its sorted i can't really recommend the service to other people until the niggles are ironed out.

            shame really.

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              #7
              Originally posted by cappac View Post
              Todays outage has proven that this is too good to be true...
              This was a one off experience as it was infact a storage issue which is a known bug as stated by it's firmware manufactures & vendors. Please let know if you're still facing any issues with your VM or have any questions on the cloud platform.
              Originally posted by joots View Post
              I have noticed over time that the cloud service has been creeking. (have set up pingdom alerts to notify me/client when the server is down) and these have been increasing and quite frequent (a bit embarrasing for me as i recommended EUK over another host due to my previous good experience and now i have to blag why EUK is better than the previous host).

              Other issues involve the servers slowing down considerably at various timess. Shame really because until its sorted i can't really recommend the service to other people until the niggles are ironed out.

              shame really.
              Hi Dharminder,

              We did have few issues lately, to which all of them have been resolved now.

              Are you still experiencing problems with accessing the VM or the services hosted on it?

              Please let know so we can investigate further if any other problem still persists on the storage or on the virtualization platform..
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                #8
                Originally posted by Rock View Post
                This was a one off experience as it was infact a storage issue which is a known bug as stated by it's firmware manufactures & vendors. Please let know if you're still facing any issues with your VM or have any questions on the cloud platform.Hi Dharminder,

                We did have few issues lately, to which all of them have been resolved now.

                Are you still experiencing problems with accessing the VM or the services hosted on it?

                Please let know so we can investigate further if any other problem still persists on the storage or on the virtualization platform..
                Hi Rock, i've pm'd john on another thread about this. Still getting downtime too, but i see that i;m not alone on that at the moment

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Rock View Post
                  This was a one off experience as it was infact a storage issue which is a known bug as stated by it's firmware manufactures & vendors. Please let know if you're still facing any issues with your VM or have any questions on the cloud platform.Hi Dharminder,

                  We did have few issues lately, to which all of them have been resolved now.

                  Are you still experiencing problems with accessing the VM or the services hosted on it?

                  Please let know so we can investigate further if any other problem still persists on the storage or on the virtualization platform..
                  So are you saying there will never ever be downtime again on our cloud VPS's? Or if there is a bug, will there be a resolution or plan B implemented to fix it?

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                    #10
                    Re. the title of the thread 'What can be done with a Cloud Server ' at the moment not much

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by igpadmin View Post
                      So are you saying there will never ever be downtime again on our cloud VPS's? Or if there is a bug, will there be a resolution or plan B implemented to fix it?
                      Yes, this was an issue related to the hardware, which has been taken care of. I'm not saying about another one popping it's head up sometime later, but we've learnt from how more than one thing can go wrong at one time & this is not a very common occurrence. This is what I meant by saying that too many BIG things went caput at once.. We now have more than one plan in place incase of a future unforeseen disaster takes place, be assured your VMs will behave as you want them to.
                      Originally posted by joots View Post
                      Hi Rock, i've pm'd john on another thread about this. Still getting downtime too, but i see that i;m not alone on that at the moment
                      Originally posted by joots View Post
                      Re. the title of the thread 'What can be done with a Cloud Server ' at the moment not much
                      Hi Dharminder, I hope your issues are fixed by now as almost 95% of the VMs hosted on the cloud clusters are up & online now. If anyone having any problems related to their cloud VMs, please post their IPs here or open up a support request so we can look into them on top most priority!

                      Once again we do apologise on this entire unexpected disaster & also appreciate your patience & understanding shown during this hard time, thank you very much..
                      Rock _a.k.a._ Jack Daniel

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                        #12
                        I have a question after reading these posts on here about issues some people have had with the Cloud Server. Unless I am mistaken about what I just read, if there is a bug, then that can cause issues with the Cloud, correct? Mac computers are never suppose to have bugs, so if I used the iCloud, then will I never have any down time?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Caleb55 View Post
                          I have a question after reading these posts on here about issues some people have had with the Cloud Server. Unless I am mistaken about what I just read, if there is a bug, then that can cause issues with the Cloud, correct? Mac computers are never suppose to have bugs, so if I used the iCloud, then will I never have any down time?
                          There are things that can affect Macs, so it doesn't guarantee 100% nothing will ever happen...
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                            #14
                            It depends on what kind of technology and architecture has been used for building a Cloud Hosting cluster, different companies may build it differently. Just recently we were hearing news about crashing of Cloud clusters of one of the large companies in the industry.

                            While with the incident that happened with eUkhost was due to the failure of SAS storage. I'm sure they'd have taken precautionary measures to avoid such instances in future. To all those who aren't aware, SAS is supposed to be one of the most reliable storage devices in the industry, the instance faced by eUKhost is next to rare, here we cannot put blame on eUkhost entirely.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by compcruz View Post
                              I didn't want the cloud hosting, but since all people on Internet are whispering about it, I am curious to know more about it.

                              Currently, I am hosting simple websites on a plan having about 10 GB of bandwidth a month. We have a 5 low cost dedicated web servers to distribute the possibilities of failure. Is cloud the same as a VPS ? I don't want my servers to be failed. So, my final question to you is that, Is cloud for me ?
                              Cloud Servers are virtualized servers running Windows or Linux operating systems that are instantiated via a web interface or API. Cloud Servers behave in the same manner as physical ones and can be controlled at an administrator or root level, depending on the server type and Cloud Hosting provider. Cloud hosting is not a form of virtual private server (VPS) hosting. Cloud hosting is an extremely effective and efficient computing process. Cloud hosting allows you to set up or upgrade a server very quickly and automatically. With cloud hosting technology, you can add, delete, upgrade (when you need more computing power), or downgrade servers on-demand, and you pay only for what you use. Cloud hosting is becoming an industry favorite, as its dynamic solutions offer users the convenience of on-demand, fully scalable computing and data storage services at lower costs. Cloud hosting offers numerous other benefits including enhanced security, is financially more appealing to small and mid-size companies, and offers pay-as-you-grow mode of doing business. Cloud provides most robust backup facility, and hence, there is no fear of loss of data. Cloud Hosting is much more advanced than VPS hosting and uses robust infrastructure. It uses a fault-tolerant system, and as data is stored on multiple servers at multiple locations, no problem arises due to a serverís failure.

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