Vexxhost announced that it revamps public cloud offerings, including the setup of a new region in Amsterdam during the Open Infrastructure Summit 2020. Additionally, Vexxhost will set up new servers equipped with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and NVMe storage in the Montreal region and new aggressive and competitive pricing initiatives.
New AMD servers in the Montreal region
Vexxhost introduced new servers equipped with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors for its Montreal region. Here are the relevant specs of the new processors:
- Driven by AMD Infinity Architecture
- First x86 architecture processor for servers based on 7nm process technology
- Up to 64 high-performance cores per SOC
- Equipped with AMD Infinity Guard and PCIe® Gen 4 I/O security features
- Hybrid, multi-die architecture
Upgraded storage from SSD to NVMe
With the aim of offering the fastest hard drive in the market to its public cloud users, the company has upgraded storage from SSD to NVMe. NVMe drives also have the advantage to work at speeds upwards of 2000MB/s compared to the typical SATA III SSD running under 600MB/s. NVMe cuts power consumption by significant percentages when in standby mode. The company made this switch from SSD to NVMe possible using Ceph.
Furthermore, VEXXHOST has a new aggressive pricing strategy. “Many companies are facing challenges in maintaining their infrastructure and are rapidly moving into the cloud. We would like to make things easier for them and for our existing customers,” according to Mohammed Naser. The hourly rate for a standard 2 core, 8 GB offering is just $0.055, compared to the market rate, which stands at $0.086.
Two years after the launch of their region in Santa Clara, Vexxhost launched a frontline data center in Amsterdam. The facility is ISO 270001:2013, ISO 9001 (Q3 2020), and Okoplus certified and features German data protection principles.