In the 5 years since Fluccs launched the first Public Cloud in Australia it has been constantly evolving, both in the technology utilised and the functionality it provides.
We are now pleased to announce, starting in the second half of August, the biggest ever upgrade to the Australian Cloud. The upgrade will involve faster, more powerful and reliable hardware as well as increased performance and functionality. It will also dramatically increase the size and capacity of our Cloud
The new hardware will see improvements in:
Processing Power (CPU): The new Hypervisors have the latest CPUs;
Networking: The entire cloud network is being upgraded to from 1G to 10G;
Disk Speed: We are upgrading from a SAN model to an Integrated Storage model where all disks are enterprise level SSD drives. The new storage environment will have faster speeds, more redundancy and less management will be required;
Server stability: We are transitioning to KVM as a virtualisation platform as it has been proven to be a more stable environment.
As we are changing the virtualisation platform from Xen to KVM the existing servers can’t be migrated to the new setup. New servers will be created for customers and data will be migrated between the servers. There will be no additional costs while both old and new servers are online and we will provide a reasonable amount of time for customers to migrate their data. We will be happy to assist with the migration any way possible. For Managed customers we will perform the migration during agreed maintenance times.
This Cloud upgrade will provide:
- An increase in performance and reliability;
- The opportunity for servers with older operating systems to be upgraded to newer and more secure environments;
- The opportunity for us to introduce new and greater functionality around and within our Cloud.
The final deliveries of the new hardware are expected in the next few days. Once we have received everything we will be providing regular updates as to the schedule.