Retrosnub's dedicated servers use the same software platform that powers Orion virtual servers, but the hardware is dedicated to you rather than being shared; there is no processor or memory contention with other customers. Your operating system runs paravirtualised; this allows you easy and complete remote management of your server with negligible impact on performance. Retrosnub can configure this in two different ways, depending on your requirements:
- Dedicated Cloud Server: your data is stored on the Orion disk storage cluster, as used for Retrosnub's virtual servers. Your operating system will normally run on your own dedicated hardware but in case of hardware problems or maintenance virtual dedicated servers can be temporarily migrated onto alternative hardware in the Orion cluster without interruption to service. Disk throughput and latency can vary with load. Retrosnub's own web and mail servers run in this way.
- Dedicated Standalone Server: your data is stored on local disks attached to your dedicated server hardware; your operating system will only ever run on that hardware, but your disks can be larger and faster.
Whichever option you choose, you will enjoy the advantages of both a virtualised environment and a dedicated server. You will also benefit from Retrosnub's personal support, Retrosnub's continuous monitoring and management of the server hardware and Orion platform, and fast fully-IPv6-enabled network connectivity.
|Dedicated Standalone Server 2||Dedicated Cloud Server 2||Dedicated Standalone Server 4||Dedicated Cloud Server 4||Dedicated Standalone Server 8||Dedicated Cloud Server 8|
|Processors||Dual Core||Dual Core||Quad Core||Quad Core||Eight Core||Eight Core|
|Core 2 Duo||Core 2 Duo||Xeon X3210||Xeon X3210||2 × Xeon E5320||2 × Xeon E5320|
|Management||Full console access and out-of-band reboots (OS runs as a virtual machine on dedicated hardware)|
|Hard Disk (Platform)||30GB SSD||30GB SSD||30GB SSD||30GB SSD||30GB SSD||30GB SSD|
|Hard Disks (Data)||2 × 500GB local||200GB migratable||2 × 1TB local||300GB migratable||various options||750GB migratable|
|RAID (Data)||Software RAID1||RAID1+10||Software RAID1||RAID1+10||Hardware RAID0/1/10/5||RAID1+10|
|Possible Disk Upgrades||Larger disks / 1-2 more disks on enquiry||Each 50GB: +£15/month||Larger disks / 1-2 more disks on enquiry||Each 50GB: +£15/month||5-6 local disks||Each 50GB: +£15/month|
|Operating System||Standard: Ubuntu Linux LTS — most other operating systems possible|
|Network Connectivity||1Gbit/s burstable||1Gbit/s burstable||1Gbit/s burstable||1Gbit/s burstable||1Gbit/s burstable||1Gbit/s burstable|
|Network Traffic||500GB / month||500GB / month||750GB / month||750GB / month||1TB / month||1TB / month|
|Additional Network Traffic||If purchased in advance, each 100GB per month: +£8/month
If monthly limit exceeded, each 50GB: +£25 one-off
|IPv4 Addresses||Up to 5 with justification||Up to 5 with justification||Up to 8 with justification||Up to 8 with justification||Up to 16 with justification||Up to 16 with justification|
|Free Extras||DNS hosting (primary and/or offsite secondary); offsite backup MX; basic monitoring and alerting (Nagios)|
|Price if paid monthly||£80 / month||£80 / month||£95 / month||£95 / month||£210 / month||£210 / month|
|£150 setup||£150 setup||£150 setup||£150 setup||£300+ setup||£300 setup|
|Price if paid quarterly||£75 / month||£75 / month||£90 / month||£90 / month||£200 / month||£200 / month|
|£70 setup||£70 setup||£90 setup||£90 setup||£200+ setup||£200 setup|
Specifications shown are representative and subject to availability, but can be adjusted according to your needs. Enquire now for more information or to reserve your server.