We'd like to say you heard it here first, but Dabuu Networks' clients were informed a whole week ago!
Dabuu Networks is pleased to introduce our new 100% SSD KVM platform into soft launch - this allows us to provide full virtualisation in VPS, meaning a dedicated operating system, more dedicated resources and the ability to run almost any Linux or Windows platform! Yes you heard right, FULLY dedicated pure SSD storage space, which could enhance your Linux or Windows VPS! You can choose from CentOS, Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu in addition to Windows Server or even the option to install your own custom ISO!
During the soft launch of this fantastic platform, we will not be running automatic provisioning (or even including the option on our order form) but we're happy to give you quote and the new pricing for these 100% SSD KVM Virtual Servers is available upon request! And if you thought it couldn't get any better, our great 20% discount also applies!
"KVM is a unique hypervisor. The KVM developers, instead of creating major portions of an operating system kernel themselves, as other hypervisors have done, devised a method that turned the Linux kernel itself into a hypervisor. This was achieved through a minimally intrusive method by developing KVM as kernel module. Integrating the hypervisor capabilities into a host Linux kernel as a loadable module can simplify management and improve performance in virtualized environments. This probably was the main reason for developers to add KVM to the Linux kernel.
This approach has numerous advantages. By adding virtualization capabilities to a standard Linux kernel, the virtualized environment can benefit from all the ongoing work on the Linux kernel itself. Under this model, every virtual machine is a regular Linux process, scheduled by the standard Linux scheduler. Traditionally, a normal Linux process has two modes of execution: kernel and user. The user mode is the default mode for applications, and an application goes into kernel mode when it requires some service from the kernel, such as writing to the hard disk. KVM adds a third mode, the guest mode. Guest mode processes are processes that are run from within the virtual machine. The guest mode, just like the normal mode (non-virtualized instance), has its own kernel and user-space variations. Normal kill and ps commands work on guest modes. From the non-virtualized instance, a KVM virtual machine is shown as a normal process, and it can be killed just like any other process. KVM makes use of hardware virtualization to virtualize processor states, and memory management for the virtual machine is handled from within the kernel. I/O in the current version is handled in user space, primarily through QEMU." - Irfan Habib