Standard Virtualized Server / VPS / Virtual Private Server vs. Cloud Servers
Virtualized servers come with many different names and configurations. Virtual servers are not the same as cloud servers. Cloud servers require a few specific features such as the ability to add / change / delete resources as needed, high availability (if a server fails with a VPS your off line), etc. Here are other features that separate them:
Traditional VPS Scalability
With traditional virtual servers your scalability is directly correlated to the resources available on the physical server your VPS currently resides on. If you have a VPS that has 4gb of RAM memory and you want to ramp up to 16gb, in most circumstances you will not be able to due to the total amount of memory available on the server hardware. All your software and data is stored locally on a VPS so moving you to new server hardware will require downtime and can take several hours to migrate. Generally VPS solutions are not easy to scale up and many providers try to lock clients into long term agreements to maximize hardware return on investment. Also, virtual servers are traditionally underutilized and inefficient due to the unpredictability of new customer orders which leads to wasted energy and negative environmental effects.
CeraNet Cloud Server Scalability
CeraNet Cloud Servers are built for instant scalability with just in time computing resources. We are able to instantly scale processing power, RAM memory, and storage independently allowing us to fully utilize available hardware resources in the most efficient way possible. In the event that current server hardware resources require maintenance or upgrades we can use live migration tools (without downtime) to move cloud servers. CeraNet's Hybrid Data Center solutions also allow you to combine dedicated servers, customer owned colocated equipment, custom firewall protection, with our cloud servers. This gives you the ultimate scalable solution.
Traditional VPS High Availability - Not Available all the time.
Traditional virtualized server environments are not built for high availability due to cost and current technology limitations that require servers to be clustered or synced at all times. Virtualized private servers are built on individual physical servers. If the server goes down, your site is out until it is repaired. If the hard drive(s) fail, you lose your data.
CeraNet Cloud Server High Availability – Available all the time.
CeraNet Cloud Servers offer you security and peace of mind that your server is not going to go down. We are constantly monitoring every critical aspect of our infrastructure from fan speed on a HVAC units to CPU temperature on each individual server. Our support engineers constantly watch server loads, router configuration and hardware specs, and environmental conditions such as power consumption and frequency to ensure you are getting the most reliable service at the most economical costs available. We use enterprise class hardware and software solutions that are built for dependability and performance. Cloud
servers are run on high powered redundant servers that give us flexibility to upgrade and move client servers as needed (without downtime).
VPS vs Cloud Performance
Performance on a VPS is typically the same as a dedicated, colocated, or cloud server. There is considerable wasted resources because you have to allocate processing, memory, and storage for maximum use. This forces you to pay for max resources that you will use less than 10% of the time. You also lose flexibility of adding resources as needed because you are physically limited to the single server. This brings up another problem of what happens when another customer on the same server uses all of the available resources? You are left with ½ of what you are paying for and little to no option but to move to a new server or entirely new service. That can be costly and time consuming, not to mention the negative affect your business from associated downtime.
CeraNet can use live cloud migration tools to help customers move their servers from one server to another. If a client needs more resources you can move to another server node with plenty of resources with little to no downtime. You are never limited because CeraNet Cloud Server Solutions are based on flexibility, security, and simple economics.
CeraNet offers Cloud Servers priced at market rates of what most providers offer VPS servers. One major benefit is the flexibility to add/change / remove resources as you desire. With traditional VPS solutions you are stuck paying for resources you are not using! Save money with CeraNet Cloud Servers. Save time with CeraNet servers that you can change as your needs change. Why lose sleep worrying about your discount non-redundant VPS server when you can get a CeraNet cloud server?