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Re: Hosted servers with good DB disk performance?

From: Scott Mead <scott(dot)lists(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Hosted servers with good DB disk performance?
Date: 2009-05-27 16:02:47
Message-ID: d3ab2ec80905270902g7c62eccbv59dce1699f17a660@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 7:58 PM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:

> 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.


 +1

  These guys have the servers AND they have the knowledge to really back it
up.  If you're looking for co-lo, or complete hands-off management, they're
your guys (at a price).

--Scott

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