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Luna Node – Now available in Montreal – OpenStack KVM from $3.60/month

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: May 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

lunanode com 2015-05-06 06-16-39Favyen, from Luna Node, has let us know that he has recently launched a second Canada location: Montreal! Montreal-based machines benefit from OVH’s DDoS protection.

512MB KVM

  • 512MB Memory
  • 1 vCPU core
  • 15GB HDD space
  • 1TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Custom
  • $3.60/month
  • Sign up here
1.5GB KVM

  • 1.5GB Memory
  • 1 vCPU core
  • 15GB HDD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Custom
  • $5.18/month
  • Sign up here
2GB KVM

  • 2GB Memory
  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Custom
  • $7/month
  • Sign up here

The above are example configurations; the 1.5GB and 2GB machines are specials.

Luna Node has been around for a while and started with a traditional SolusVM-based setup. Later, they switched to an OpenStack-based setup in Canada, offering a real cloud at LowEnd pricing. Features include actual hourly billing (like iwStack and EC2, not like DigitalOcean and Vultr), custom OS and templates, floating IP addresses, live snapshotting, an API, detachable volumes, private networking, and security groups. Luna Node is a registered company in British Columbia. They believe in free (as is freedom) and customer privacy; they offer the option to send GPG-encrypted e-mail and they published their distributed monitoring system on GitHub). If you are a Luna Node customer, please let us know your experiences with their cloud!

Payments can be made via PayPal or BitCoin, as well as credit cards through PayPal. The first 20GB of image/volume storage is free. Private networks are $4/month. Nodes in Toronto have dual Intel Xeon L5639 CPUs and nodes in Montreal have an Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 CPU. Unfortunately, there’s no IPv6 support yet. There’s a minimum deposit amount of $12 which will be fully available as account credit. Before you order, please read their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Network information

Cogent DC – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Test IPv4: 38.110.117.201
Test file: http://toronto-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test

OVH – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Test IPv4: 167.114.196.211
Test file: http://montreal-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test

25 Comments

  1. The Ninjas:

    This is VERY interesting to me. Low startup deposit too.

    Very interesting indeed.

    May 6, 2015 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
  2. perennate:

    Thanks for the writeup!

    There was an issue with the registration form which has been fixed now, sorry about that if you got the error.

    May 6, 2015 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
  3. jarland:

    I can vouch for Luna Node. These guys are incredible. Honestly, everything you want in a provider. Clear communication, explanation of issues when they occur, unbelievably incredible feature set that just keeps growing. I feel that they are the most underrated provider in this market.

    May 6, 2015 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  4. Sleddog:

    Agree with what Jarland says. I’ve been a client for a while and I’m 100% satisfied. Great service!

    May 6, 2015 @ 11:46 pm | Reply
  5. Charles:

    Been with Luna Node for a few months and I too am 100% satisfied. Uptime is great. Transparency regarding issues is excellent. Keep up the good work.

    May 7, 2015 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  6. @jarland @Sleddog @Charles, Thank you for your comments! :)

    May 7, 2015 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
  7. Kirsten:

    Luna Node is great, although the lack of ipv6 support was a deal-breaker for me. I’d definitely go back once that’s implemented though.

    Although, what exactly do you mean by “Features include actual hourly billing (like iwStack and EC2, not like DigitalOcean and Vultr),”; what about the other two’s billing do you consider non-hourly?

    May 8, 2015 @ 3:25 am | Reply
    • perennate:

      I was wondering about that as well. Probably Maarten meant the other cloud features like being able to create detachable volumes and define virtual network / security groups aren’t available on DO/Vultr.

      May 8, 2015 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
      • Kirsten:

        By the way, I see Open Stack Kilo came out not long ago, any update on the ipv6?

        May 9, 2015 @ 1:35 am | Reply
        • hbjlee17:

          We are testing kilo release and its IPv6 implementation. If the required features are available and can be adapted to our custom panel, then we will implement IPv6.

          We have had our IPv6 assignment from ARIN for quite some time now and are really just waiting for openstack to catch up with the IPv6 world.

          May 9, 2015 @ 5:55 am | Reply
          • Kirsten:

            Does it look like you’ll be able to roll out ipv6 in any reasonable timeframe, then, or will that have to be put off until next openstack version?

            May 12, 2015 @ 12:42 pm
          • perennate:

            It doesn’t look like IPv6 will be available any time soon.

            May 13, 2015 @ 3:51 am
  8. Aftermath:

    Cool. I remember you were in Chicago a while ago and had to move out, you’re in Canada now? What happened, and what are your prospects regarding stability of your business?

    May 11, 2015 @ 2:14 am | Reply
    • hbjlee17:

      We had issues with spammers signing up for services and then Spamhaus threatened to blacklist our providers entire IP range if our account was not terminated, as a result we had to move. Our ability to prevent outbound spam was very limited due to the fact that we did not have full control over the infrastructure ( we were leasing equipment, and utilizing the provider’s backend API ).

      We own our equipment in Toronto and have full access to our router and compute nodes, so since then we have been able to put measures in place to stop spammers.

      As we continue to improve and provide customers with quality and reliable service we hope to continue to grow as we have been for the past 2 years and expand to other locations (now toronto, and montreal.)

      Best.

      May 12, 2015 @ 4:31 am | Reply
      • Kirsten:

        Neat. Any comments on likely future expansion?

        May 12, 2015 @ 6:36 am | Reply
        • perennate:

          Nothing soon, but in the 6mo-12mo range, hoping to add services in Vancouver (Cologix) and possibly OVH France (although OVH’s Montreal support much better than France).

          May 13, 2015 @ 4:05 am | Reply
      • so do u have any email limit or smtp limit?

        July 31, 2015 @ 9:40 am | Reply
        • perennate:

          Yes, as stated in our terms of service: “Sending email in bulk is prohibited (e.g., over one thousand emails per hour)”

          July 31, 2015 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  9. Dylan K:

    Been using Luna Node for months…

    Technically outstanding and their support is superb. Cannot recommend them enough.

    June 1, 2015 @ 12:24 am | Reply
  10. goel:

    I’ve been using LunaNode’s services for over a month and I’m really happy with them.

    Any chances of adding new locations in other parts of the world?

    June 17, 2015 @ 8:25 am | Reply
    • perennate:

      We don’t have any specific plans at this time.

      June 25, 2015 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
  11. how the method of payment ?
    whether with PayPal can ?

    June 19, 2015 @ 10:38 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      We accept payments via Paypal / Bitcoin.

      June 25, 2015 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
  12. h4xor3r:

    Any good annual plan?

    July 30, 2015 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      Hi, sorry, all of our services are billed hourly.

      July 30, 2015 @ 11:37 pm | Reply

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