New App Helps CIOs Design Data Centers

VPS Data Center App New App Helps CIOs Design Data Centers

Since the onset of the big data wave, data centers have become mission-critical infrastructure featuring in most organizations growth strategy. In order to provide a unique alternative to the traditional data center designing process,

Datapod has recently launched Datapod app to assist CIOs to design data centers and generate personalized reports within minutes.

According to Datapod founder and director, Mr. Scott Carr, "the App cuts down the time required to design a data center by helping customers identify their needs."

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A Money Back Guarantee, and SLA for everyone.

Our primary concern has always been customer satisfaction at VPS.NET; that's why, even though our corporate policy said we didn't give refunds, we typically did in most circumstances. The same goes for our SLA -- we'd rather be overly generous with reimbursements than to not give enough. It's why with the launch of the new site, we also worked hard to put in place a formal policy backed by our terms of service, promising a 30 day money guarantee and a 99.9% Uptime SLA for all our customers.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason you're not satisfied with your account at VPS.NET after 30 days of service, our team will have a refund within 10 days of the request, minus the cost of any licensing fees. Unfortunately the cost of licensing certain products, like cPanel, and Windows have a direct cost on us -- in fact, on most licenses, we pass on the exact cost that we're charged. However, you will still, as guaranteed under our terms of services, be refunded for any costs like the purchase of any nodes, cloud site accounts or cloud applications.

99.9% Uptime SLA For Unmanaged Customers

In the past, only our managed customers were protected by an SLA. We've expanded our SLA now to include all of our customers, guaranteeing 99.9% uptime. If for a single month we fall below the guaranteed uptime of 99.9%, clients are eligible to receive up to 5% for each hour your service is down, up to 100% of the monthly credit. For downtime caused by user errors or problems with your site, our uptime guarantee does not cover that -- however, if you're unfamiliar performing a certain task, our cloud engineers can be hired to help for as little as $10.

Managed Customers are Now Guaranteed 100% Uptime

Also receiving a boost in value is our customers who have purchased our management package. We have upped the SLA from 99.9% to a perfect 100%! If you have a mission critical website, our management package can be purchased for just $99 a month. With it, our cloud engineers will handle the management of your entire server, and guarantee 100% monthly uptime.

For the full details of our the changes to our SLA, and implementation of a 30 day money back guarantee, can be found on our terms of service page.

Technology Insights Offered By Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure

VPS Gartner Technology Insights Offered By Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure

The Wonders of Information Analysis
Being properly informed about the status of your business and that of others can make the difference between a successful plan for the future and making choices that bleed your company dry. Gartner's Magic Quadrant is a tool designed to identify how various vendors are fitting into a specific IT market, and it can help provide you with insights to improve your decision making process.

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The Magic “Cloud” Sauce in Google’s New Chrome Laptops

VPS Chromebook The Magic “Cloud” Sauce in Google’s New Chrome Laptops

Google has taken a large step through the introduction of the Chromebook, a laptop seeking to integrate the many features of Google's extensive array of products into a single device. While at first glance it may appear to be just another product in an overly saturated market, the Chromebook offers several features that many users may find useful.

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Red Hat Wants a Piece of China’s “Cloud” Pie

VPS RedHat Red Hat Wants a Piece of China’s “Cloud” Pie

Having crossed the US $1 billion threshold in its 2012 financial year, a first among its open source company peers, Red Hat has set its sights on the $3 billion revenue mark by 2017.

In order to achieve this ambitious target, the company is betting big on China's cloud market growth. As pointed out by the Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, China offers the greatest market potential when compared to other developed countries like the US. This is because it doesn't shoulder the burden of having legacy systems. It is from this point of view that the company views China as its next growth frontier.

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Transcript of the 12/20/2012 Townhall

Thank you for attending our townhall. We will begin shortly. Please feel free to submit any questions you have and at the start of the townhall we will answer them.

Rus Foster (VPS.net Managing Director):
We will be starting the town hall in a couple of minutes

Rus Foster (VPS.net Managing Director):
We would like to welcome you this, our second annual town hall. First a bit of housekeeping. The format of this will be a quick review of the year, what we have upcoming for 2013, and followed by any Q&A. Feel free to put a comment at any time and we will answer them at the end of the session.

As 2012 is closing to an end its been a good year for VPS.net. We started off the year with the full introduction of our HP SANS's improving uptime and performance for all the upgraded clouds.

We also have expanded our reach across the globe with addition of new locations taking our global reach to 20 unique locations, making us the most geographically diverse cloud provider.

With this we have seen a double digit growth across VPS.net a whole, bucking the current economic trends putting us in a good place for 2013.

We are however not happy just sitting on our laurels and have a number of service enhancements coming up in 2013, which will be available for all users.

In the first few weeks of Jan we will be launching our new bandwidth nodes allowing you to scale up just the bandwidth on your VPS as required without having to purchase extra nodes.

We will be also rolling out full IPv6 support within Q1 across all of our core locations, with native support in our control panel

We also are planning on extending our clone and deploy technology which currently allows you to clone your VPS on the same cloud. The new version will allow you to clone the VPS on to a remote cloud as well as adding the ability to migrate your data, to another cloud/location, at your own convince. This is currently on final internal beta testing

Also we will be further extending this to allow you to download and upload your own VPS images to avoid vendor lockin. Its your data, your are free to do with it what you want!

This are our plans for just Q1 of 2013, and we have many other great add-ons and service enhancements for the remaining quarters of 2013.

As always we love to hear if you have any idea of what you think we should be doing, or enhancements we should be making to the service. Customers are the reason we get up in the morning, and we want to keep them at the center of our little cloud hosting world.

OK Thats covers what we have done over the last year, and what we are planning on doing on the first 3 months of 2013. Now on to viewers questions

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Season’s Greetings from VPS.net

The marketing team was hard at work playing on JibJab this week, and who better to have a bit of fun with than the operations guys? Check out the Disco Holiday Party, featuring Rus Foster, Kody Riker, Vitaliy Zhhuta, Svitlana Khoroshylova and Whitney White!

Some of my favorite moments in the video:

Vitaliy Zhhuta, our lead system admin, and his solo dance at 11 seconds.
Kody Riker, our Support Team Manager, twirling his way around the video at 26 seconds.
Rus Foster, the Managing Director of VPS.net, pulling off the splits at 28 seconds.
Whitney White, the Social Media Managing, doing her best hopstep at 31 seconds.
Svitlana Khorashylova, the Office Manager, getting her boogie on 35 seconds.

All of us at VPS.net wish you a happy holidays, and hope you have a prosperous 2013.

Join us for our Townhall December 20th

With the holidays approaching, we’re starting to look towards 2013 and the improvements that can be made. Before we can do that though, we must look back at 2012 and recognize a few outstanding members of the VPS.net team. Kody Riker, Jibu Jose, and Vitaliy Zhuta were all chosen for the employee choice by their fellow employees for their hardwork and dedication to their position. It goes without saying that we all truly appreciate the amount of time they have spent helping our customers, and helping others within the office. Congratulations to the three of you!

VPS.net Customer Townhall
Last year we were able to have a lot of fun interacting with our customers through a townhall session. We’ll be holding a 2nd townhall December 20th at 5 PM GMT/9 AM PST. All of our customers are invited to attend and participate. We’re very excited to talk about some of the stuff that will be coming from VPS.net in 2013. You can signup to attend the townhall at http://www.vps.net/blog/vps-net-customer-townhall/

Holiday Support Hours
Our support offices will remain open during the holidays, including Christmas Day and New Years Day. If it turns out you need something, our team will still be available to assist you.

All of us at VPS.net wish you a happy holidays, and hope you have a prosperous 2013

Deploy & Manage Optimized WordPress on VPS.net Cloud

VPS.net offers turnkey high performance WordPress hosting with our new Hosted Applications product. Configured for a quick installation, and easy setup, VPS.net takes care of the backend infrastructure, so you can focus on creating awesome WordPress based websites.

Our WordPress  Hosted App comes with the Ubuntu operating system, with APC, Memcache and Varinish pre-configured for the user. Simply said, we make it easy to create high performing WordPress based websites.

Once your WordPress installation is up and running, our automated management tools include monitoring, auto-scaling, back-ups, upgrades, auto-restore and more. Our management services ensure reliability, scalability and control, with no expensive service contracts required.

To find out more, join Willie Jackson, and Joni Klippert for our High Performance WordPress Hosting Webinar. Willie, the Senior Marketer and Engineer at W3 Edge, will walk you through the ins and outs  of the VPS.net WordPress installation, from the view of a customer. While Joni, the Director of Customer Development at StandingCloud will be on the webinar to speak about the infrastructure that is used to launch your application on the VPS.net cloud.
 RSVP NOW to reserve your seat today!
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Our Favorite Group Dancing Videos

It's not all work at VPS.net. We like to have a little fun too, and that includes a lot of YouTube browsing. We've compiled our three favorite group dancing videos to provide you with a whopping 15 minutes of entertainment!

Jailhouse tribute to Michael Jackson

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This one is an oldie but it's a goody. A Philippian prison was able to work with their inmates to put together a tribute to Michael Jackson by having their inmates get their grove on by imitating the dance done in Thriller.

Highschool does the Black Eyed Peas!

The dancing isn't the greatest, but I'm not much to talk. But how cool would it be to have a flash mob at your high school graduation? I'm jealous. We didn't even get to throw our caps.

Ohio University Does Gangham Style!

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Ohio University is known for a lot of things -- mostly it's extreme Halloween partying, however their band is working to change that. Last year they danced to Party Rock Anthem, and this year they did the YouTube hit, Gangham Style. I'm not so sure about the music but when the dancing hits at 1:28 there's nothing cooler!