OK so I currently have my own servers at home which I run on a 100mbit home connection which I am selling soon due to the cost of electricity and ISP costs, if I lease a server I can probably cut my bills by half, so I am here to find a new hosting provider.
Heres what I need as a minimum:
500GB HDD (Possibly raid protected?)
5 IP Addresses
VMWare ESXI or alternative VPS software
The CPU should be pretty decent, as you can tell I intend to setup VPS's (for personal use) to test my software across several platforms. The VPS's would only have 1 IP address each and I would only put 4 on one server so it doesn't have to be fantastic.
My budget is around £50 GBP per month but I can go higher. Support is not really an issue for me as I have quite a lot of experience managing servers.
Can anyone recommend me a decent host. My servers will need to go by the end of the month so 7 days is my deadline
You mentioned our budget can go higher; I'd suggest going with a RAID-1 or RAID-10 setup as it will provide you with mirroring and also better disk I/O for your container testing. Because of the small amounts of containers on the server RAID-1 should be more than fine.