Windows VPS – Next Gen on its way !

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It’s coming! Today we are proud to annouce that we are going to release our next gen Windows VPS, finally!
The first users will be transferred to our new offers for free within the next 24 hours. We are going to migrate 4 nodes to our new nodes within the upcoming 2 weeks.

We have received many feedbacks on how we can go further, how to increase the services quality and what do you expect from your windows VPS. We have listened to your requests and most of them are covered.
– Control Panel ! The most demanded feature is finally here. It has been quite a challenge to establish a control panel for Hyper-V. And now it is ready. You’ll be able to have many features included such as the restart / start / stop buttons, the password change, reinstallation on your own without contacting our support. 80% of our support requests regarding the Windows VPS are actually covered by this control panel, which means we will have a greater support availibility for which we are going to consider a free services management.
– 10 GBPS Port ! That’s right! Our nodes will now be holding a 10 GBPS network card which would allow us at anytime to increase drastically the bandwidth without having to change the hardware.
Such flexibility is an incredible asset. The bandwidth will never be the bottleneck of your activities. By default we will plug a 1 GBPS connection to the nodes burstable to 3GBPS on rush hours. While we had 1 GBPS burstable before, it wasn’t as efficient giving the 1 GBPS port we had and already near 1 GBPS of port speed.
– SAS 15k Hard Drives ! It is a huge improvement which involves a lot. We are going to reduce by 50% the VPS density per hard drive and the hard drive speed has been drastically increased. (350 mb per sec in writting VS 120 mb per sec on our old nodes with SATA III). So less VPS per hard drive and faster hard drives which would boost your experience to its maximum.
– Tiers 4 Nodes ! And here again, we go even further. Throughout the years, over all the nodes, we had a few outages dealing with network (in october 2012) and with the power supply of the servers (august 2012, march 2013, July 2013, November 2013). While it remains factual events which are generally patched within a couple of hours, we decided to introduce some redundancy in the cooling system, in the network (2 network card with independant networks), and 2 power supplies per server based on 2 different electrical networks.
– DDoS protection ! As of october, we have silently deployed a DDoS protection throughout all our network which can hold huge attacks. It is also included in your Windows VPS. It is a high end protection based on Arbor and Cisco Routers which are able to instantly detect an attack and mitigate the traffic. The nasty DDoS packets are filtered while the legitimate packets are still carried to your services.
– CPU Upgrade ! We are going to use 2 high End CPU per node. While the clock would slightly decreasd (from 3.2 Ghz to 3 Ghz without Turbo) the number of cores will be way higher and the L3 cache would be doubled from 12 Mb to 25 MB. The architecture of the CPU is even better as well with up to date instructions sets.
All these exciting features are coming right now. Dealing with pricing, we are going to introduce a level in between the level 3 and 4. The price will decrease for high end levels (level 7 and level 8). There would be no price increase for the remaining level. We are going to reduce however, the hard disk space on a per level basis. The current VPS would remain untouched and will automatically upgraded to the newer offers.

We are going to proceed to the beginning of the migration tomorrow and the new VPS will be available to the public within a few days.

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