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Why Linux and Xen are helping reshape cloud services

Imagine a situation where you could take several physical servers and consolidate them into one powerful server, without sacrificing any features, functionality or speed.

And, imagine if you could scale your resources up or down, including CPU, RAM and Disk Space through an easy-to-use control panel.

Finally, wrap this up in a utility pricing model that allows you to pay-as-you-go and only consume the resources you need, when you need it.

This is the promise of the cloud hosting that offers virtually unlimited resources, on-demand. The driving technology behind many cloud providers, including Westhost, is something called Linux and Xen.

This powerful partnership between an open-source operating system and cloud software respectively, allows hosting providers such as Westhost to deliver some of the most dynamic and cost-effective virtualization technologies to customers in the marketplace.

Using true resource segmentation, these Virtual Private Servers (VPS) form a robust cloud architecture designed from the ground up with high levels of redundancy.

“A traditional server always has a single point of failure; a hard drive, a power supply, a power outage, etc. Our virtual private server Cloud uses a RAID 10 SAN system, powered by Cisco network hardware, allowing virtual machines to be moved to a new location on the Cloud in the event of a failure,” said a Westhost Engineer.

The end result is that business content stays up. Your website benefits from maximum resources, performance and reliability with minimal downtime. It just works; and it works easily!

The sum total is the following:

  • Fully dedicated resources
  • Self-healing and automatic failover features
  • High-speed deployment
  • Powerful collaboration between OS and cloud software

Finally, the above allows you to host virtually unlimited domains on a single Cloud VPS.  All of this is available from a single web interface or dashboard that controls your Cloud output.

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