Aug13

VPS.NET 8/13/2010 Weekly update

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Hopefully no one has had a run in with a man wearing a mask – I’ve seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly. Not only is today Friday the 13th, but today was also the kick off of (American) Football for me, as I was able to watch a friend’s son play in a scrimmage for the freshmen football team  this morning. It’s always enjoyable to watch some of these young athletes go out there and give it their all for the game. I was able to snap a quick picture of an attempted screen pass. Unfortunately the throw ended up just a little bit short, but they still won 14-0!

Additional SAN 2.0 Locations
Our guys at the DC have been busy this past week, building out two additional clouds located in our Salt Lake City datacenter. These two new clouds feature our new SAN 2.0 infrastructure. The benefit to these are there are redundant SANs in place for each cloud, meaning your data is being held in multiple locations. If one of the SANs goes down, the other will simply take over and you’ll experience no downtime. The migration utility isn’t quite ready, but we’ll have one released shortly so you can move your data seamlessly from the old clouds to the new SAN 2.0 clouds. The move will however require a new IP address for your VPS. We’ll have SAN 2.0 clouds available in Atlanta and Chicago in the next two weeks, as long as there are no delays.

The new SAN 2.0 clouds are all capable of supporting Windows, so at launch time Windows will be available in all 4 of our current locations.

DrupalCon Invites
Are you in the Copenhagen, Denmark area and wish to attend DrupalCon? VPS.NET is a leading sponsor for DrupalCon, and has been given the ability to extend 5 DrupalCon invites. If you’d like to attend, send Nick an email at nick@vps.net and we’ll get an invite out to you. These are extremely limited though, so it will be done on a first come first serve basis.

VPS.NET CPanel Plugin
This one might’ve slipped through the cracks if you don’t follow the forum often, but we’ve released a cPanel plugin that allows you to use our free and fully redundant DNS system with cPanel. It requires no configuration changes beyond changing your DNS server. The advantage to using the VPS.NET DNS servers is it’s faster, having locations in 13 cities, extremely redundant, DDOS protected and reduces resource consumption on your server.

That’s all for VPS.NET this week. Enjoy the weekend — I’ll be attending a local racing event hosted by VPS.NET client, DriftCleveland.Com. Hopefully y’all (Nick got me hooked on the word) are able to get outside and do something just as fun!

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