High-availability and dynamic scalability highlight Cirrus Tech Ltd.’s Xen Virtual Machines (VM)

Cirrus Tech aims to attract SMBs and Enterprises looking for an alternative to dedicated server hosting with their Xen VM hosting plans

Toronto, ON – Sept 23, 2010 Cirrus Tech, a Canadian leader in web hosting and virtualization technologies, has updated their Xen Virtual Machine (VM) hosting plans with a more robust version of their already highly stable Xen VM offering.

Cirrus Tech has observed that more and more SMBs and enterprises are moving away from traditional web hosting solutions, such as dedicated servers, towards a more flexible hosting environment, such as Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and Virtual Machines (VMs). With Cirrus Tech’s Xen VM hosting service, clients can benefit from high-availability, dynamic scalability, and built-in redundancy for their mission-critical hosted applications.

The hallmark of Cirrus Tech’s Xen VM plans is the high-availability options offered. With high-availability, clients can have peace of mind in knowing that if there is a hardware related issue on the hardware node (server) that their VM is currently running on, their VM will be automatically switched to another available hardware node for minimum service interruption.

With the ability to scale up to 8 CPU Cores and 8 GB of RAM, Cirrus Tech’s Xen VM plans allow clients to start small and scale their service when needed without having to worry about the costs and time associated with migrating their services or upgrading existing hardware. The hardware independence inherent in the Xen VM allows for client’s VMs being able to utilize even more resources and newer hardware in the future as they become available.

Each Cirrus Tech Xen Virtual Machine is an isolated virtual environment that is allotted guaranteed resources, such as CPU, RAM, and disk space. Cirrus Tech has built their Xen VM hosting infrastructure with redundancy as a key factor. All Xen VMs run on Dell Blade servers with redundant power and redundant SAS hard drives. Xen VMs feature hardware Raid 6 which allows data redundancy of up to 2 hard drive failures. Clients can also choose to purchase multiple Xen VMs and load balance them with a virtual load balancer add-on.

Cirrus Tech Xen VMs are available in Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and the following Linux distributions: CentOS 5, Debian 5, Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora Core 12.

About Cirrus Tech Ltd

Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been actively promoting its web hosting services since 1999. The company has focused on 24/7 technical support, value added services and a cooperative attitude towards all its clients. Cirrus Tech is now one of Canada’s largest web hosting companies and is a leading provider of comprehensive web hosting services and virtualization technologies. Cirrus Tech is locally based in Toronto, Canada, and offers services to customers around the globe.