VPS vs VM


Calling all VPS customers to take the VM challenge. If you’re currently using VPS (or in the market for one), you should consider choosing a VM instead. A VM is a virtual machine running on VMware vSphere 4.1. Compared to VPS (virtual private server running on Parallels or Xen), it has many advantages. vSphere is THE enterprise choice for virtualization, as evidenced by its adoption by 95% of the Fortune 1000 companies. It offers the most robust platform for virtual hosting, and you will absolutely love its performance. vSphere requires higher-end hardware on which to run. Winky offers VMs delivered over our state-of-the-art infrastructure housed inside One Wilshire Data Center. We are located at the Internet core, with impressive ping times.

If you are an existing VMware Workstation or Fusion user, you can upload your VM to Winky and seize the benefits of computing on Winky’s secure cloud. vSphere has a larger downloadable appliance community than Xen. So if you need a creative solution to meet a requirement, you can take advantage of the many appliances that are available for VMs. Furthermore, most VPS providers typically use locally attached hard drives which leads to contention for resources. With Winky, your data storage is delivered via Fibre Channel SAN.

I urge you to take the VM challenge and experience the Winky difference.


 
VPS
VM
STORAGE
Typically Local-attached or NAS
Fibre Channel SAN
VM PORTABILITY
No
VMware Fusion or Workstation
VSPHERE 4.1
No
Yes, the only true cloud OS
APPLIANCE AVAILABILITY
Yes
Yes, larger API community
TRUE HA & FT
No SAN = no true HA or FT
All VMs have optional HA & FT
USED BY 95% OF FORTUNE 1000
No
Yes
LIVE MIGRATION
Possible with some VPS
Yes
RAPID PROVISIONING
Yes
Yes
MANY OS CHOICES
Yes
Yes
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
Up to 90% of native
Up to 95% of native