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New Virtual Dedicated Server Range

Virtual Dedicated Server - Built With VMware


This BLOG post is intended for Resellers & Techies interested in knowing what’s under the hood of our new VDS – Virtual Dedicated Server range.

Virtual Dedicated Server – Built With VMware vSphere 5.5.

VMware vSphere is at the heart of the VH Cloud Platform providing enterprise level hardware virtualisation, high availability and robust security; Making your “Virtual Machine” just like a dedicated server, only better.

How is a Virtual Dedicated Server better than a Dedicated Server?

Glad you asked.

VDS provides flexible computing power, redundant infrastructure and built-in DR – Disaster Recovery with off-server backups without the added overhead of running physical servers. Here are some of the features of VDS that you just can’t get from a dedicated server environment without a major infrastructure investment and even then management of the dedicated environment normally blow costs sky high.

Virtual Dedicated Server – Making a great VM incredible.

Multiple Data Centre locations

Choose between our Melbourne (Micron21 & Primus) or US (Columbus) based data centers – more locations coming in 2015.

Choose your Operating Systems

Windows – 2008/ 2012
Linux – CentOS, RedHat, CloudLinux, or make a request for your favourite OS.

Redundant SSD Cloud Storage

Built on enterprise HP 3Par technology, each VDS is allocated redundant SSD storage – (vh) VDS SSD Intermediate Storage provides > 10ms access time for blistering application performance.

Redundant IP Network

Ranked in the top 1% of Australian networks, peering with 130+ upstream providers globally, The Micron21 Fully Redundant global network is currently ranked 6th in Australia out of 1500+ networks as rated by Hurricane Electrics


ESXi Hypervisor delivers

  • Enterprise Level Reliability and Security
  • Compatibility with all standard x86 architectures
  • Dedicated resource isolation
  • Encapsulation making virtual machines portable and easy to manage
  • Hardware independent

High Availability

Multiple servers per cluster provide VDS with no single point of failure, in the event of server hardware failure your VM is restarted on a another functioning host delivering unsurpassed uptime for your applications and hosting environment with minimal human intervention, greater productivity and increased bottom line.

PRTG Server Monitoring

Each VDS receives PRTG advanced monitoring, a total of 5 Sensors can be deployed to monitor your server to provide detailed information on;

  • Network Traffic
  • CPU Load
  • Memory usage
  • SQL
  • Apache/ Nginx connections
  • or choose from 200+ Sensor types

Nightly Backups

Veeam Backup Recovery and Replication; your applications are backed-up nightly to our Veeam cluster holding backups for a period of 7 days, these backups can be accessed for individual file or entire server restoration.
Dramatically improve RTOs and RPOs
ProvidesInstant VM Recovery
Optional * Disaster Recovery to another site

Basic managed services include

  • Hypervisor, Hardware & Network Support
  • OS security patching & updates
  • 9am – 5pm access to phone support
  •  24×7 Email / online E ticket support
  • LiveChat support
  • Handsfree backup configuration based on a predefined nightly schedule

99.95% Network SLA


Fully Managed Infrastructure

Our highly trained engineers manage all aspects of hardware maintenance including early detection monitoring, “call home” vendor notifications for hardware replacement and 24 x 7 x 4 next business day SLA’s – service level agreements.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee



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With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Gerardo Altman is a key solutions architect and MD of Velocity Host, an Australian-based IaaS - Infrastructure As A Service provider specialising in enterprise cloud solutions.