My friends have told me that giving yourself a nickname might be the most self-absorbed thing you could ever do. That didn't stop me. Perhaps that's an even more telling sign? You see, I was about to start referring to myself as the "streak stopper." Sports in Cleveland, Ohio haven't been so good to us lately. After Lebron James took his talents to South Beach, Florida, my Cleveland Cavaliers went on a 26 game losing streak. I was there when it ended. With the way we celebrated the victory after 26 losses, you would have thought the city of Cleveland finally won a championship.
While the Cavaliers have returned to greatness under basketball prodigy Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Indians -- our baseball team -- have faltered. What we thought might be a playoff bound season, has recently been plagued with zero offense, and not very good pitching. In fact, we lost 11 games in a row. With the losing streak, tickets were cheap, and I couldn't help my self. Looking for a night out with some friends, I picked up a few seats for this Friday's game against the Boston Red Sox. Much to my dismay, the Indians finally won a game on Tuesday, and the nickname "Streak Stopper" gets shelved even before it was able to be used. Friday will still be a good time, though I am slightly disappointed. I was really looking forward to having a nickname, even if it was self given.
Australian & Indian VPS Servers Online
It's not often you're able to announce two locations in a single day, especially two locations that have been as heavily anticipated at Australia and India. I've been working at VPS.net since June of 2010, and our customers have been begging for VPS servers in both countries since day 1. They're both finally here and available for your use. As these locations mature, I can't wait to see the amount of unique ways our customers will be able to use them. Every day when I talk to our customers, I find out about different ways customers are utilizing our services. It's part of what makes my job at VPS.net so exciting.
Now, before I go any further, I do owe everyone a little bit of an explanation. When we initially launched our new Australian location, we marketed it as being in Melbourne. Melbourne looks like a beautiful city, and one I intend to visit as soon as I can. Unfortunately, that's not where our servers are. Instead they're located in Sydney, Australia. Now people can say, "How does that even happen?"
I'll explain -- it's actually quite simple. When doing our research for datacenter partners, we spoke with vendors located throughout Australia, many of which were in Melbourne. When it came time, we chose an existing partner, Equinix, which has a datacenter located in Sydney. We have another partner for our Manchester, United Kingdom location, named Melbourne Internet. While I wish I could explain in much more detail how it happened, I can only relate it to those times when a certain name or word gets stuck in your brain and that's all you can think of.
Half Price RAM Nodes
Hurry! Our RAM Node special is set to end tonight. Currently you're able to purchase 512 MB of RAM for just £5 / $7.50 a month. RAM is the easiest way to increase the speed your cloud server, and with this special, also the most affordable. In you're at the cusp of needing an upgrade, now is the time to do it.
That's all for this week. What's in store for next week? I don't want ruin any of the surprises Rus has for you, but I hear that may be more new locations about ready to make their debut. Any guesses? If you're in the USA, I'll throw a robot your way if you correctly guess.