Introducing our Epyc VPS hosting featuring the AMD EPYC Processors

We are excited to officially launch our new Epyc Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting solution featuring the new AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series processors. Over the past several months the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series processors have created quite a stir in the Cloud industry. Innovators in the field, including, Microsoft, DropBox and Oracle, have all started using AMD processors in their infrastructure. We are extremely proud to join these industry-leaders as one of the first hosting providers in South Africa to make use of it for our VPS solution.

The’s Epyc VPS platform is built on SuperMicro servers with 512GB RAM and 24 x 2TB Samsung Enterprise SSD drives in Raid 100 configuration, which facilitates disk access speeds of 4 Gigabytes per second with low latency. Connectivity to the servers are done using four 10 Gbit connections for public and private networking.

Why AMD?

When customers evaluate hosting offerings, there are generally three main factors that play an important role in the decision-making process, namely speed, stability and security. We set out to build our VPS platform with these three main factors in mind.

The AMD EPYC processors are indeed “epic” and have completely disrupted the server market with CPU features that include 32 cores/64 threads, 8 memory channels, 2TB of DDR4 Ram, single and dual socket support and Secure Memory Encryption (SME). With these incredible features, AMD was the ideal fit.

What does the UltraFast Epyc VPS platform offer customers?

  • Increased reliability: With any shared solution offerings like virtual private servers, noisy neighbours is a considerable challenge. However, with the AMD EPYC™ processor and 4GB/sec disk access speeds for its’ storage, coupled with our extensive testing and performance tweaking in order to continually decrease latency, we have managed to reduce the impact of noisy neighbours to almost zero.
  • Affordability: A VPS is the best of both worlds. You have all the benefits of a dedicated server without any of the extra resources or costs associated.
  • Seamless scalability: Adding extra cpu, ram or disk space to your Epyc VPS package can be done with the click of a button, it is therefore the ideal solution for a growing site or solution as it allows you to scale up as and when needed.
  • No-overselling:In order to keep the solution consistently performing well, no over-selling is done on our Epyc VPS Platform.