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Re: Hosted servers with good DB disk performance?

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Hosted servers with good DB disk performance?
Date: 2009-05-26 23:58:26
Message-ID: 937d27e10905261658w70400c2fo5753ab70aa715af7@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 5/26/09, Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com> wrote:
> I keep falling into situations where it would be nice to host a server
> somewhere else.  Virtual host solutions and the mysterious cloud are no
> good for the ones I run into though, as disk performance is important for
> all the applications I have to deal with.
>
> What I'd love to have is a way to rent a fairly serious piece of dedicated
> hardware, ideally with multiple (at least 4) hard drives in a RAID
> configuration and a battery-backed write cache.  The cache is negotiable.
> Linux would be preferred, FreeBSD or Solaris would also work; not Windows
> though (see "good DB performance").
>
> Is anyone aware of a company that offers such a thing?

www.contegix.com offer just about the best support I've come across
and are familiar with Postgres. They offer RHEL (and windows) managed
servers on a variety of boxes. They're not a budget outfit though, but
that's reflected in the service.

-- 
Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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