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From "Talk Jesus" <c...@talkjesus.com>
Subject RE: Some Questions
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:04:38 GMT
Hi Erik,

Answers inline.

1) What kind of compute offerings do you plan on providing to your
customers?
- I guess similar to competitors like IO, cloudvps.com, Amazon. Just a
general example.

2) Where are you storing customer vms? Local storage, or is there some
storage solution not mentioned here?
Apparently I left that out. Since you recommended a backup server for
management (the CS control panel box), would it be reasonable and viable to
throw in a RAID-10 array of drives there, maybe 4 SAS drives or keep the
storage a totally separate server, similar to the backup server but instead
of SATA, use SAS for performance?

3) Can't give much insight on the IO rate card as I'm not US based.
No problem.

4) You might want two management servers for redundancy.
Thanks for the tip.

-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Weber [mailto:terbolous@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:56 PM
To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: Re: Some Questions

1) What kind of compute offerings do you plan on providing to your
customers?
2) Where are you storing customer vms? Local storage, or is there some
storage solution not mentioned here?
3) Can't give much insight on the IO rate card as I'm not US based.
4) You might want two management servers for redundancy.


Our specs:
Management servers: 2 virtual cores, 8GB ram. Running on existing virtual
infrastructure.
Hypervisors: 2 hexadore cpus, 192/256GB ram. 160GB disks.
Primary/secondary storage: Netapp
Backup: Only for management


Regards,

Erik Weber


On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 6:22 PM, Talk Jesus <chad@talkjesus.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
>
>
> I'd like to set up a public cloud for web hosting (cloud shared 
> hosting, cloud vps, cloud servers) for a new venture.
>
>
>
> My questions are:
>
>
>
> ----- Question #1 -----
>
>
>
> What is the proper way to initially start the hardware infrastructure 
> (example)? I'm thinking the below would be a good starting point, but 
> please correct me if I'm wrong. Note that, I'd like to start off a 
> little beefy.
>
>
>
> Server #1
>
> Purpose: CS Control Panel Install
>
> Qty: 1
>
> Dual Hexacore CPUs
>
> 16GB RAM
>
> 4 x 160GB SAS (RAID10)
>
>
>
> Server #2
>
> Purpose: Hypervisors (Memory)
>
> Qty: 3, plus 1 for failover
>
> Dual Hexacore CPUs
>
> 64GB RAM
>
> 2 x 160GB SATA RAID1
>
>
>
> Server #3
>
> Purpose: Backup
>
> Qty: 1
>
> Dual Hexacore CPUs
>
> 16GB RAM
>
> 12 x 2TB SAS RAID5
>
>
>
> (Example above taken from
> http://onapp.com/cloud/requirements/hardware-configs/)
>
>
>
> ----- Question #2 -----
>
>
>
> Technically with cloud hosting, what would the difference be between a 
> "cloud vps" and "cloud dedicated server"? If I'm not mistaken, they're 
> the same, except the allowance for a 'dedicated server' option would 
> be much higher, right?
>
>
>
> Side note, do you think IO's rate card for cloud hosting is hefty? 
> Just curious. http://www.io.com/cloud-rate-card/
>
>
>
>


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