easyDNS has been making significant investments in its infrastructure. We’d like to share some details of our progress.
We use our own XCP (XenCloudPlatform) distribution (we call it easyXCP). This allows us to combine the latest stable Xen Hypervisor with custom scripts and makes it much easier to compile a custom ISO install image for all of our servers.
A rebuild of our core infrastructure is currently underway and some awesome hardware updates will be coming soon … so stay tuned for more information.
We just finished a major overhaul at one of our co-locations. The goal for this project was to cleanup the rack, setup iSCSI MPIO for the XCP cluster and use jumbo frames (MTU9000). We also updated every server to the latest easyXCP 1.6. With this new version, we now have cross-pool migrations and VDI migration features. This is a very big deal since we can move running VMs between completely separate XenServers without a need for shared storage and with zero downtime. We used different cable colours to identify the different networks. We took photos before and after so you can get a real sense of how much things have changed.
Below are some photos of our development cluster. It’s exactly the same, but we are using an Opteron platform and Sun Fire servers.