ViUX Systems Adds Managed Cloud Hosting and StorageOn Dell PowerEdge servers running Parallels Cloud Server 6.0
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.05.24
Parallels cloud server is now the foundation upon which all ViUX services will
be provisioned going forward and marks a critical step in the evolution of the
ViUX Cloud, as it now includes parallels cloud storage
technology, which improve the availability and performance of ViUX Cloud
Servers - as provisioned upon new PowerEdge
Parallels cloud Server allows ViUX to provision both VPS containers and hypervisors on the same physical servers. This flexibility lets ViUX take
advantage of the scalability and streamlined management of OS virtualization
(containers), while also making use of hardware virtualization (hypervisors) to
create VMs - all deployed on top of parallels cloud storage.
Parallels cloud storage combines and pools the disk space on ViUX servers into
a single large storage cluster to deliver cloud storage at a fraction of the
cost of competing solutions. When used to deploy virtual servers, parallels cloud storage eliminates the physical server as a potential single point of failure,
for HA cloud hosting.
ViUX Systems was one of the first hosting providers to announce deployment of parallels cloud server back in February as a beta offering just prior to the
Parallels Summit 2013 in Las Vegas, NE. At that time the ViUX beta deployment of
PCS made use of Dell PE C6105 servers with AMD processors, 96GB of memory, and SATA drives.
The live production deployment of PCS by ViUX uses new PE C6220 servers
with: Intel E5-2630 processors; 128GB of memory; 5x900GB 10K SAS drives; And
1x100GB SSD - per each of 12 nodes within the initial deployment. The complete
configuration and deployment details are published in the ViUX blog.
Parallels cloud server includes: Parallels Containers, an high density,
highest performance cloud server virtualization solution (formerly Parallels
Virtuozzo Containers) - enabling near instant provisioning with no OS updates
required by the customer; and Parallels Hypervisor (formerly Parallels Server
Bare Metal) - giving ViUX the flexibility to create VMs for customers who
prefer to manage and maintain their own OSs; all controlled by parallels business automation, which is the hosting automation and billing system from
Parallels that ViUX has used since 2006.
Using Parallels cloud server and other software systems from Parallels, ViUX
has deployed an automated cloud hosting infrastructure from which a range of web hosting and managed cloud services are offered, such as: shared cloud hosting; private cloud servers; dynamic dedicated servers, etc. that appeal to the broadest possible customer