At BigScoots we don’t believe in a “one size fits all” attitude and charging an arm and a leg to move outside of that box. This is exactly why we give you a choice between Pure SSD and SSD Accelerated hosting environments. Services with Pure SSD Storage can deliver extremely high random as well as sequential reads and writes offering ultra-high disk performance. This means that whether you are running a basic Wordpress website, a high stress database or application, enjoy a very large number of concurrent visitors on a regular basis, or anything in between, a Pure SSD service will always provide a performance increase. With the much higher hardware cost, you will receive better performance but at the cost of less storage. Services with SSD Accelerated Storage provide far higher than average disk performance when compared against our competitors with the added benefit of maintaining the disk capacity of traditional drives. Standard workloads such as small traffic websites, production webservers or mid-traffic database driven sites that require higher storage than our Pure SSD solutions offer are ideal candidates. SSD Acceleration works by having an SSD array, otherwise known as flash cache in front of your traditional hard drives accelerating all incoming reads and writes. It dynamically keeps the hottest (most accessed) data stored on the SSD array so you can be sure that your most critical parts of your website or application are always moving at near-SSD speeds. While significantly faster than non-SSD accelerated hosting environments, there is still a performance decrease from our Pure SSD solutions – you are sacrificing performance for more storage.
Ultimately both Pure SSD and SSD Accelerated solutions serve their purpose in the hosting world but only your specific needs will dictate the better choice for you. While BigScoots does deploy the best equipment on the best network, what really sets us apart is the serious management and attention to detail we give to every single client that comes through our doors. If you are unsure which plan is going to serve you the best, we’re here to help and just a moment away, just as we always will be.