Upgraded performance for all customers

This afternoon, we completed the last step in a series of upgrades which we started on 1st February. Since then, we have:

  • Updated all of our virtualization hosts to the latest Linux kernel 2.6.32 and Qemu-KVM 0.12.2.
  • Significantly expanded our capacity in both of our UK data centres, particular at London BlueSquare (lon-b)

Our customers now benefit from:

  • Improved virtualization performance, particularly for disk I/O
  • Better hardware emulation, in particular a new virtual BIOS
  • Improved memory management on our virtualization hosts

Thank you to all of our customers for working with us through these upgrades — we are committed to providing best-in-class performance using the latest stable versions of the cutting-edge KVM engine, and are pleased to have brought these significant improvements online.