There is no single point of failure in the infrastructure. At every layer M247 have added redundancy, resulting in world beating high availability for customers VPSs.
M247 use multiple enterprise grade Equallogic SANs, with each unit running two hot drive spares, dual controllers and multipathed 10 Gigabit connectivity for iSCSI data transfers.
Each customer volume sits across a group of Equallogic units and automatically balances data between the units. For example “hot blocks” of data (i.e. blocks that are frequently read or written) is automatically moved to the faster SANs in the group, providing maximum performance with no impact on data availability or performance during data movement.
M247 have developed an automatic system to recover from node failure. If a physical node fails while virtual machines are running on the node, affecting service of those virtual machines, the system will ensure the node is fully disabled and then automatically restart the affected virtual machines onto other functioning nodes.
M247 have taken the many years of experience and knowledge gained in developing internal systems to produce a feature rich and user friendly web based VPS control panel for managing virtual machines on the cloud infrastructure.
M247’s cloud infrastructure is fully scalable and that doesn’t simply mean you can have a bit more RAM! It is scalable across multiple physical locations. Data can be replicated to multiple SAN groups across physical locations and VMs can be balanced between physical locations.
M247 has a highly technical team of cloud experts based in our large data-centre site. They are available 24/7 to assist customers in design, implementation and troubleshooting of services.