William, from TortoiseLabs, has sent in some a rather unique offer for LEB readers in 5 locations worldwide. This offer while under their TortoiseCloud product are not based off their usual SAN setup, but it is nevertheless a great offer.
TortoiseLabs was founded in January 2012, but began operating in October 2012. Whilst they’re registered as an LLC, that LLC is dormant due to not trading in their financial year 2012. They have mentioned moving the LLC to Georgia due to “an interest in a datacenter project in Atlanta” at the end of August. They are not new to the hosting industry, as they were a part of the team at RapidXen, who were featured here a handful of times in the past, until Enzu bought it out. Interestingly enough, they also have their own custom control panel with interactive graphs, remote cloning, OS installs from scratch [no templates], websockets-based serial console. More information is on their website. Most of their code is open source too! There aren’t many reviews out yet, but in general everything seems positve, do leave your experiences below if you have any.
TortoiseLabs accept payments via PayPal and Bitcoins, their refund policy is pro-rated unless it’s within a week where you recieve 100% of your money back. A TL;DR of their TOS/AUP is basically everything apart from spam and illegal materials in the US and also the location you choose, open proxies, tor exit nodes and “penetration-testing tools” without explicit consent. Their full and rather to the point legal documents are available here. For the hipsters out there, they also have support for Arch Linux!
|LAX||| 126.96.36.199||| http://lax.speedtest.tortois.es/1gb.bin||| Looking Glass||| Enzu LAX2 datacenter, 530 W 6th|
|MIA||| 188.8.131.52||| http://mia.speedtest.tortois.es/1gb.bin||| Looking Glass||| Telx with Enzu IP transit|
|LHR||| 184.108.40.206||| http://lhr.speedtest.tortois.es/1gb.bin||| Looking Glass||| Telehouse Docklands via Redstation|
An instance of Smokeping is running in each location here.