SSD VPS? Linode SSD Beta.

Linode is the VPS service provider. I start to use it from May.

The service it provides is so good. Let me summarize it.
Linode 1024MB RAM

  • 8 CPU
  • 48 GB Storage
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • $20 / month

I am also using Digital Ocean SSD VPS. It has SSD storage.

Now Linode announce it has a SSD beta for existing users.

There are certain limitation and notes for this BETA.

  • It’s only in Newark right now
  • We’ll move one of your existing Linodes to one of these special hosts
  • There are limited slots available
  • This is experimental
  • You might lose all of your data
  • Participate at your own risk
  • You really should have backups
  • Expect the unexpected
  • This may cut you
  • Chicks dig scars

I applied it two days ago, at night. The reply is so quick, and I completed the migration in one hour. My existing VPS in Fremont, CA, is moved to Newark, NJ.
New IP address.

The SSD is not storage. It is a part of storage layer. It means the SSD Beta is a combination of ‘good stuff’ SSDs (in redundant pairs) and proven hard drive storage system.Like a hybird storage.

There is three things important for people to use SSD Beta service in Linode.

Backup database

Backup all files

Backup everything not included in above

I tested the performance through ServerBear. Results as below:

UnixBench

  • UnixBench (w/ all processors) 2086.0
  • UnixBench (w/ one processor) 324.3

IOPS

  • Read IOPS  28016.0
  • Read Bandwidth  112.0 MB/second
  • Write IOPS  12494.0
  • Write Bandwidth  49.9 MB/second

More details about it and comparision link.

One of my SEO blog is hosted on this VPS. Click to get a experience of this SSD Beta.