When you need something fast and reliable, but don't want the hassle of building a cloud environment.
All CPUs are 3.7GHz Xeon Skylake processors with shared and dedicated flavors.
2Gbps+ available, inbound and outbound.
CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu Linux and Windows images.
3 backups are included with every VM. Backups can be created manually or automatically. For automatic backups, the interval can be specified, with a minimum of 2 hours. Super fast restores.
Storage assigned your VM is redundant, unlike many cloud providers where the boot disk is on local storage in the server where your VM runs, which will be lost if the server fails.
Locked down by default. Add your own rules to allow access to your VM.
Usually, VMs are provisioned within a minute or two. Windows images can take a bit longer since they are larger than Linux images. In addition, Windows performs the sysprep process upon first boot, so that can take a couple minutes. An email is sent when the order is placed. Another email is sent when the VM has been provisioned. For Windows VMs, wait a couple more minutes for the sysprep process to finish.
Our Intel servers (AMD EPYC will be available mid-2020) have hyperthreading disabled to mitigate MDS and other vulnerabilities.
We have all current mitigations in place, including disabling hyperthreading and the latest microcode, deployed by the latest BIOSes for our servers. All mitigations checked by https://github.com/speed47/spectre-meltdown-checker are reported as mitigated.
Yes, as long as you have configured the appropriate firewall rules. We suggest you restrict traffic so you only accept traffic from your own VMs' private IPs to reduce the chance that another client's VMs can talk to your VMs. We take a "security first" approach and, by default, have the firewall rules configured to NOT allow any connectivity, other than SSH, to Genesis VMs.
We include 5TiB of outbound data transfers from your VM at no additional cost. Beyond 5TiB, We charge for all outbound data transfers originating from your VM, regardless of where that traffic is headed. We have a very low data transfer price ($0.005/GiB), so typically data transfer charges are minimal, including those for Internet-bound traffic.
All VMs are created on the same private network, which is behind 1:1 NAT to your public IP. Every VM is assigned a private IP which is translated to a public IP when traffic is sent outbound to the Internet, and vice-versa when traffic is sent inbound from the Internet. VMs can talk to each other on the private network as long as you have appropriate firewall rules configured. IP and MAC addresses are filtered, so layer 2 and layer 3 spoofing is impossible.
We enable this capability in the hypervisor, but we can not support this since there are too many factors that can go wrong. So, we suggest you use this only for testing for DR environments where nested hypervisors is an absolutely necessity.
No - boot disks are volumes on our replicated NVMe storage, so if a physical server dies at Genesis, your data is not lost.
Yes! If you don't like your purchase for any reason, within 24 hours of the purchase, we will refund your purchase. Terms and conditions apply, however. If we find that the machine was used for any form of abuse, you will waive your right to a refund.
Yes! However, you need to request a PTR record by submitting a ticket.
Not with Genesis VMs, unfortunately. We do support Jumbo Frames with our Genesis Public Cloud service.
Genesis VMs come with 3 free backups included, but you must enable automatic backups after purchasing. Manual backups can also be created. For a more advanced backup solution, including file-level backups, please see our Genesis Backup service, which is an agent-based solution that can create file, image, and/or database-level backups depending on the license purchased.
Yes, however VMs can only be upgraded such that the storage is the same size or larger due to the fact that block storage devices cannot be resized smaller. Upgrades must be performed by submitting a ticket. We will simply charge the difference in cost pro-rated.
Genesis VMs are provisioned as VMs on our Genesis Public Cloud platform, which is connected via redundant 100Gbps links to each compute node. Network bandwidth is restricted based on the flavor of VM selected and ranges anywhere from 25Mbps up to 40Gbps. See our specifications page for flavor definitions.
Genesis VMs is paid in advance every month, due on the 1st of each month. Backups and egress data transfer charges are paid in-arrears and appear on the invoice following the service period. If an order is placed after 3 weeks into a month, the order will include the last week of the current month and the following month. Otherwise, the order is pro-rated for the remaining days in the current month.
Yes, however this must be done by our staff currently, so you will need to order a new Genesis VM and submit a ticket requesting a clone of an existing Genesis VM.
Yes, but we would need to evaluate the scope of work required for the migration and provide a proposal. Free free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss options.
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