[BNM] Bare metal vs VMware - VMware recommentations

Simon Early simon.early at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 10:33:56 BST 2021


Thanks for all the responses.
Andrew (or anyone else) - we have a competitor quote that are recommending
Hyper-V instead of VMware.
Any thoughts which might be a better fit?
cheers,
Simon
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Simon Early
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On Wed, 19 May 2021 at 15:39, Dennis Dryden <ddryden at gmail.com> wrote:

> I’m not sure what kind of support your after but Equinix Metal (formerly
> packet) looks interesting if you just want some one else to care about the
> physical stuff but don’t want to use AWS or a smaller VM provider:
>
> https://metal.equinix.com
>
> If you need more then physical support maybe going to a support company
> like Sirius or Tiger would be a better fit.
>
> https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk
>
> https://www.siriusopensource.com/en-us/services/managedservice
>
> Cheers,
> DennIs
>
>
>
> On Tue, 18 May 2021 at 20:19, Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Their "consumer grade" stuff is certainly best avoided. This VMware
> > solution is really well done however. YMMV IANAL
> >
> > On Tue, 18 May 2021 at 14:31, Henry Hughes <henry at 542.digital> wrote:
> >
> > > Can't comment on vmware but 1and1 comes with a fair amount of
> historical
> > > baggage
> > >
> > > https://search.theregister.com/?q=1and1
> > >
> > > https://webhostinggeeks.com/providers/1and1
> > >
> > > H
> > >
> > > On Tue, 18 May 2021 at 09:42, Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Simon,
> > > >
> > > > The 1and1 vmware service is really excellent.
> > > > https://cloud.ionos.co.uk/private-cloud
> > > >
> > > > I've been using it extensively recently. I can help you out if you
> need
> > > > some support.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Andrew
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, 18 May 2021, 10:34 Simon Early, <simon.early at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Greetings listertians
> > > > >
> > > > > So, the move to Bare Metal servers with THG has been nothing short
> > of a
> > > > > disaster - problematic support to the point of "no, you do it.
> heres
> > a
> > > > > link" etc. I wouldnt recommend anyone going with THG if there is a
> > > viable
> > > > > alternative!
> > > > >
> > > > > Having said all of that, it would appear that VMware is a better
> > > solution
> > > > > for us. We have been assured of like-for-like OR BETTER performance
> > on
> > > > > WMware (I am sceptical) on their shared resource.
> > > > >
> > > > > Does anyone have recommendations for a UKbased VMware providers I
> can
> > > > > approach for a competitive quote?
> > > > > cheers,
> > > > > Simon
> > > > > ---
> > > > > Simon Early
> > > > > New Forest
> > > > > mob/*WhatsApp*:07539 733 173
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