I got control of some colocation resource in Taipei, Hong Kong and several cities in China (Beijing, Shanghai and probably Guangzhou & Shenzhen), and is now considering starting a business by deploying blade servers into my racks with Internet bandwidth as well as private bandwidth interconnected between the above IDC.
My target will be corporation, web developer / SI who want their / their clients' web site or IP application online with target users in those regions.
I prefer to deploy VM or VPS instead of dedicated servers as space/electricity in China is very expensive and higher density should be the way to go.
So I'd like to know more what the difference is between VM and VPS in terms of customer perception and actual features.
In areas of VM and VPS, which vendor do you recommend and why?
Beside the marketing definitions (VDS, Hybrid Server) there are mainly two types of hosting: dedicated and shared. Today's virtualization technologies allow to provide something in the middle and those are defined as VPS, virtual machines, containers. While in fact it is still shared hosting because many users share the same phisical hardware, these softwares allow each user to have their own isolated and customizable software enviroment. Also a specific set of resources is alloited to each VPS.
Last edited by VirtualSRV; 10-22-2009 at 05:31 AM.
Is there a market and possible for me to provide dedicated-like service using hypervisor? That means users can enjoy dedicated server performance while I don't need to really dedicate one physical server to one customer, but using blade+hypervisor.
In such configurations, can user install their own software-VM (container layer) over my hardware-VM (like Vsphere 4)?