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Fusioned – £3.99/Month 256MB SSD KVM VPS in the Netherlands

Tags: , , Date/Time: October 6, 2012 @ 12:10 pm, by Zahra

George from Fusioned has just launched KVM VPS services. It was originally posted on LowEndTalk and here it is for LowEndBox readers.

KVM 256 SSD

  • 256MB RAM
  • 5GB Pure SSD Diskspace – RAID10 array
  • 200GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1 CPU Core
  • SolusVM/KVM
  • IPv4: 1
  • IPv6: 5
  • £3.99/Month – Promo code: LEB399
  • Location: Alblasserdam, Netherlands.
  • Direct Signup

This is Fusioned.net’s first post on LowEndbox, let’s hope to see many more offers in the future! As well as VPS services, Fusioned specializes in enterprise web hosting, and R1Soft backup solutions. Fusioned utilizes new Supermicro enterprise grade servers packed with Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 CPUs, 32GB ECC RAM and 4 x Samsung 830 SSDs in RAID10 configuration. Fusioned claim that “With this setup we are able to provide maximum I/O performance while maintaining data integrity and redundancy”. It certainly seems true, looking at their Serverbear benchmarks.

They accept payment through PayPal and offer a 7 day money back guarantee. Don’t forget to check their full Terms of Services. It is nice to see that they have a dedicated privacy policy.

Network & General Information

Fusioned host their servers at the Dataplace datacenter in Alblasserdam. Their network, ProServe, is a mix of the following bandwidth providers: Level(3), NTT/Verio, TeliaSonera, KPN and Abovenet.

AS Number: http://bgp.he.net/AS21155
Test IPv4: 176.56.230.135
Test IPv6: 2a00:d880:0:10::5e01:d0f9
Test files: 10MB 100MB

Fusioned.net’s Looking Glass

19 Comments

  1. BronzeByte:

    Combination of KVM and SSD? No thank you
    Dutch but called George? No thank you
    A nearly unedited template from themeforest? No thank you

    October 6, 2012 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
    • Psaras:

      Dude, you better read between the lines a bit better. George, who is not Dutch, has been professionally arranging our hosting for more than 2 years now. He’s been great, get over it. You may contact me through 3redbags.com. Travel agents for the last 30 years.

      5 years hosting experience? Yes thank you!
      Superb serverbear benchmarks? Yes thank you!
      Unbelievable support? Yes thank you!

      October 7, 2012 @ 5:36 am | Reply
    • Hi BronzeByte,

      Did you have any previous bad experiences with SSD based KVM plans? Would you mind sharing them?
      Regarding your consern about the use of a ThemeForest template, I have to say that we had some custom designs made, but when this template appeared at ThemeForest I thought to myself “hey, that’s how I want my website to look like”. So to wrap it up, I can assure you that our services are at least as good as our website design. If you want to try our services, bare in mind that we also offer a 7 day money back guarantee.
      Hope this helps.

      PS: Yeap I’m a Greek dude called George, I the sole owner of Fusioned Ltd -a UK registered business- and I host my servers in datacenters in Germany and the Netherlands. What can I say, i’m a citizen of the world :-)

      October 7, 2012 @ 6:57 am | Reply
  2. Mike Nikota:

    Just got the LEB offer from them. Nice deal! I ran a dd benchmark and got pretty impressive results :D

    root@webserver:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.24744 s, 861 MB/s
    

    I’m getting roun 100ms from Atlanta, GA which is OK I guess.

    I’m not that comfortable with the lack of 24/7 support though. They say they offer support Mon – Fri 09:00 – 21:00 UTC and only emergencies (i.e. VPS down) during non-working hours. Considering the time difference between the states and Europe this could become a bit problematic.

    Having said that, I have to give them credit for activating my VPS in a matter of minutes -no more than 10- after I placed the order (today, Sunday) and when I sent them a ticket for help with CentOS 6 install, George replied immediately (like 5 minutes?) and upgraded my account to 512MB to allow me to finish the installation (before downgrading it back to 256MB obviously).

    October 7, 2012 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
    • Hey Mike, thanks for your review. I’m happy you’re getting nice results, although mind that dd results shouldn’t absolutelly be considered as a reference for performace.

      Regarding your support opening hours concern, well, to be honest we just wanted to be on the safe side here. There are so many providers out there claiming 24/7 support while being a one-man-show, which is practically impossible. Man needs to sleep too, right?
      This doesn’t mean that we won’t reply to tickets on a Saturday or Sunday, we just can’t guarantee a fast reply during non-working hours.
      We monitor all our VPS nodes in a 1m interval via pingdom and will receive an SMS alert if something goes down and also have alerts setup on our monitoring software in cases of resource over-usage so that we can address such issues as soon as possible.

      October 8, 2012 @ 7:19 am | Reply
  3. SleekDesigns:

    Super fast set-up, friendly support. Got the LEB offer to test them out. Time will tell, looking good so far.

    October 8, 2012 @ 6:51 am | Reply
  4. giannoug:

    I’m running the KVM 256 plan since last week and I’m completely satisfied. First of all, the server is very responsive with extremely low pings. The SSDs are awesome, my jaw almost dropped when I run a dd test! Also I think I’m falling in love with KVM. My last plan was an OpenVZ container and costed about the same. The flexibility KVM gives you is just plain awesome. It’s a *real* virtual machine. Forget all those crappy OpenVZ templates and install your own system!

    Something else that I noticed and liked is the support. Those guys are superfast. I have seen fast responses from other companies, but George sometimes answer faster than the refresh interval of GMail.

    Keep it up guys :)

    October 8, 2012 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  5. Thanks for your kind words SleekDesigns & giannoug. They’re highly appreciated :)

    October 8, 2012 @ 11:48 am | Reply
  6. Hi George,
    Any LEB offer for 512MB RAM?

    October 9, 2012 @ 2:05 am | Reply
  7. Emil Vals:

    Tracerouting to this IP from Iceland procudes awfully many hops compared to Inceptionhosting. Any idea why?

    You: 19 hops
    Inception: 8 hops

    October 12, 2012 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
    • Hi Emil, could you provide a traceroute to our test IP or a give me a random IP from your ISP so I can have a look at this?

      Thanks!
      George

      October 12, 2012 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
      • Emil Vals:

        traceroute to 176.56.230.135 (176.56.230.135), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
        1 213.181.99.1 (213.181.99.1) 0.679 ms 0.801 ms 0.939 ms
        2 IPnet-gw.157.157.20.29.simnet.is (157.157.20.29) 1.237 ms 1.235 ms 1.230 ms
        3 157.157.255.187 (157.157.255.187) 2.316 ms 2.400 ms 2.384 ms
        4 157.157.55.70 (157.157.55.70) 32.017 ms 32.109 ms 31.939 ms
        5 te2-1.ccr01.cph01.atlas.cogentco.com (149.6.136.33) 32.130 ms 32.225 ms 32.272 ms
        6 te0-3-0-0.ccr21.sto03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.72.222) 43.007 ms te0-3-0-0.ccr22.sto03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.72.226) 42.884 ms te0-2-0-0.ccr21.sto03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.72.214) 43.064 ms
        7 te2-1.ccr01.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.58.197) 43.244 ms 43.688 ms te7-1.ccr01.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.58.193) 43.040 ms
        8 level3.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.14.6) 42.493 ms 42.496 ms 42.615 ms
        9 ae-2-5.bar1.Copenhagen1.Level3.net (4.69.140.198) 62.526 ms 62.297 ms 62.236 ms
        10 ae-7-7.ebr1.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.142.170) 62.039 ms 62.164 ms 62.210 ms
        11 ae-24-24.ebr2.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.143.194) 62.205 ms 62.049 ms ae-23-23.ebr2.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.143.190) 62.049 ms
        12 ae-47-47.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.205) 59.748 ms 61.875 ms 60.047 ms
        13 ae-59-114.csw1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.153.198) 67.579 ms ae-57-112.csw1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.153.190) 60.630 ms ae-58-113.csw1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.153.194) 58.990 ms
        14 ae-1-51.edge3.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.139.137) 60.024 ms 59.673 ms 59.803 ms
        15 213.19.192.6 (213.19.192.6) 62.471 ms 62.168 ms 62.060 ms
        16 te5-5-vl7.cr1.dp.nl.proserve.nl (80.84.254.74) 62.575 ms 62.766 ms 62.764 ms
        17 proserve-gw.ae22-23.alb.nl.routelabel.net (83.96.226.98) 65.798 ms 63.668 ms 63.704 ms
        18 * * *
        19 * * *
        — Traceroute timed out —

        Inceptionhosting:

        traceroute to 128.204.195.115 (128.204.195.115), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
        1 213.181.99.1 (213.181.99.1) 0.669 ms 0.789 ms 0.828 ms
        2 IPnet-gw.157.157.20.29.simnet.is (157.157.20.29) 5.116 ms 5.202 ms 5.335 ms
        3 157.157.255.187 (157.157.255.187) 2.228 ms 2.224 ms 2.364 ms
        4 172.16.100.201 (172.16.100.201) 41.054 ms 41.090 ms 41.082 ms
        5 10ge.linx.i3d.net (195.66.225.146) 50.058 ms 49.903 ms 49.902 ms
        6 30ge-1-1.br2.smartdc.i3d.net (188.122.95.92) 47.944 ms 40ge-1-2.br3.smartdc.i3d.net (188.122.95.93) 47.782 ms 49.088 ms
        7 The.best.server.in.the.world.t.r.i.b.u.t.e (128.204.195.115) 71.204 ms 71.196 ms 71.186 ms

        October 12, 2012 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
      • Emil Vals:

        Cant seem to paste the traceroute in here. Do you have an email I could send?

        October 12, 2012 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
        • Although we have already discussed this matter via email, I would like to apologize for not replying to your comments here earlier.
          It seems that even-though I’m subscribed to this post, no alerts ever arrived to my inbox to inform me that somebody left a comment.

          October 13, 2012 @ 1:06 am | Reply
  8. Emil Vals:

    traceroute to 176.56.230.135 (176.56.230.135), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1 213.181.99.1 (213.181.99.1) 0.590 ms 0.607 ms 0.703 ms
    2 IPnet-gw.157.157.20.29.simnet.is (157.157.20.29) 0.894 ms 1.084 ms 1.229 ms
    3 157.157.255.187 (157.157.255.187) 1.901 ms 1.900 ms 2.234 ms
    4 157.157.55.70 (157.157.55.70) 32.187 ms 32.188 ms 32.178 ms
    5 te2-1.ccr01.cph01.atlas.cogentco.com (149.6.136.33) 32.207 ms 32.166 ms 32.195 ms
    6 te0-2-0-0.ccr22.sto03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.72.218) 42.965 ms te0-3-0-0.ccr22.sto03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.72.226) 42.933 ms te0-2-0-0.ccr21.sto03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.72.214) 43.100 ms
    7 te7-1.ccr01.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.58.193) 77.688 ms te1-1.ccr01.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.58.209) 77.973 ms te8-2.ccr01.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.58.185) 78.118 ms
    8 level3.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.14.6) 42.577 ms 42.595 ms 42.433 ms
    9 ae-2-5.bar1.Copenhagen1.Level3.net (4.69.140.198) 62.349 ms * *
    10 ae-7-7.ebr1.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.142.170) 72.121 ms 65.125 ms 64.706 ms
    11 ae-22-22.ebr2.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.143.186) 62.353 ms ae-24-24.ebr2.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.143.194) 62.259 ms ae-21-21.ebr2.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.143.182) 62.100 ms
    12 ae-48-48.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.209) 59.699 ms ae-45-45.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.197) 58.945 ms ae-46-46.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.201) 59.991 ms
    13 ae-56-111.csw1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.153.186) 61.767 ms 60.272 ms 60.607 ms
    14 ae-1-51.edge3.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.139.137) 59.967 ms 59.950 ms 59.940 ms
    15 213.19.192.6 (213.19.192.6) 62.462 ms 62.460 ms 62.398 ms
    16 te5-5-vl7.cr1.dp.nl.proserve.nl (80.84.254.74) 63.179 ms 63.264 ms 62.720 ms
    17 proserve-gw.ae22-23.alb.nl.routelabel.net (83.96.226.98) 63.509 ms 63.504 ms 63.541 ms
    18 * * *
    19 * * *
    — Traceroute timed out —

    October 12, 2012 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
  9. dennis:

    which cpu does the host have?

    October 27, 2012 @ 11:39 pm | Reply
    • dennis:

      Found it: Intel Xeon E3-1230V2

      October 27, 2012 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
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