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[已完成翻译] ViFiB 希望将云计算放置在家中 ViFiB wants you to host cloud computi...

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发表于 2010-8-1 12:00:15 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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原载:Network World - http://www.networkworld.com/news ... ts-you-to-host.html
标题:ViFiB wants you to host cloud computing at home - ViFiB 希望将云计算放置在家中
作者:Peter Sayer
日期:2010年6月14日
概要:法国 ViFiB 公司认为可以建立一个放置在家庭和办公室内的服务器,提供介于如亚马逊网络服务的云计算和如 SETI@home的分布式计算的服务。

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发表于 2010-8-7 22:38:12 | 显示全部楼层
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ViFiB wants you to host cloud computing at home

French startup ViFiB thinks it can find a niche somewhere between Amazon Web Services and SETI@home

By Peter Sayer, IDG News Service
June 14, 2010 12:23 PM ET

French hosting company ViFiB thinks it can save on expensive data center space by placing its servers in homes and offices with broadband Internet access, putting it somewhere between cloud computing services such as Amazon Web Services and distributed computing projects such as SETI@home.

By distributing its servers across France, ViFiB hopes to avoid creating the single point of failure that a data center might become during a major power outage. ViFiB's customers will have to implement their own redundancy and security strategies on top of the servers it provides, although ViFiB will provide advice on how to do this. It should be possible to build an online service with five-nines (99.999 percent) availability, even though individual servers may only be available 99 percent of the time, according to ViFiB co-founder Jean-Paul Smets.

ViFiB will rent out a virtual machine with 1GB of RAM and 10GB of solid-state disk (SSD) storage space, running on one core of an 8-core Intel i7 860 processor, for around €8 (US$9.70) per month.

ViFiB is looking for people willing to plug two high-end PCs into their Internet connection and electricity supply. In return, ViFiB will pay up to €30 per month to subsidize the cost of the FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) Internet connection necessary to guarantee fast access.

There are a few conditions: Subscribers must have a fiber Internet connection with an IPv6 address, and must pay the electricity bill for the servers. ViFiB estimates that will come to around €10 per server per month. For the many French homes with electric heating, though, the waste heat from the servers would reduce the heating bill by a corresponding amount for around six months of the year. That makes ViFiB more environmentally friendly than most data centers, which pay for servers to heat the air, and then pay even more for air conditioners to cool it, Smets said.

So far, only one French ISP, Free.fr, offers a fiber connection meeting ViFiB's requirements. Its FTTH service costs €29.90 a month, offering download speeds of up to 100M bps (bits per second), and upload speeds, more relevant for hosting operations, of up to 50M bps.

Although the terms and conditions of Free's home Internet access forbid reselling the service, Smets doesn't see that as a problem. "We're selling computational power, not Internet access," he said, which makes the activity no different to distributed computation applications such as SETI@home.

ViFib is starting small: Last week, it had placed just a handful of its initial batch of 50 servers.

While Smets has plenty of would-be hosts, few of them have FTTH connections, he said.

Around 860,000 French homes were within reach of a fiber connection by the end of March, a number increasing by around 8 percent each quarter, according to the French telecommunications regulator. However, there were only 75,000 FTTH subscribers, compared to around 18.8 million DSL subscribers, Arcep said.

Its first customer will be TioLive, a hosted ERP company also run by Smets.

"I no longer have any faith in centralized hosting systems," he said. "With this, we can go further in terms of reliability than data centers let us today."

After France, Smets has his sights set on Japan, another country where TioLive has an office. Fiber access is faster and more common there than in France, and while data centers in Japan pay around twice as much for their electricity as those in France, prices for hosting services there are even higher, he said.
发表于 2010-8-7 22:38:35 | 显示全部楼层
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ViFiB希望把云计算放置在家中

法国创业型企业ViFiB要在Amazon Web Service和SETI@home之间寻找位置

作者:Peter Sayer, IDG News Service
2010年6月14日

法国主机供应商ViFiB认为它能通过利用宽带连接将服务器放置在普通家庭和办公室内的方式,节省昂贵的数据中心空间。这一想法正介于云计算服务(如Amazon Web Service)和分布式计算项目(如SETI@home)之间。

ViFiB要将其服务器分布于法国全境,希望能避免发生停电时数据中心成为单个故障点的尴尬问题。虽然ViFiB提供相应的建议和指导,但顾客们还是得在ViFiB提供的服务器之外,另外实施他们自己的后备和安全策略。根据ViFiB合创人Jean-Paul Smets的说法,即使单个服务器可能只有99%的可用性,要搭建一个具有99.999%可用性的在线服务还是可能的。

ViFiB将会提供虚拟机出租服务,这种虚拟机将搭载1GB的RAM,10GB的固态硬盘(SSD)存储空间,和集成8核Intel i7 860芯片的处理器,而租金仅为8欧元(折合9.70美金)左右。

ViFiB 正在寻找 愿意将两台高端个人台式电脑连接到他们的互联网络和电力供应中的人。作为回报,ViFiB将向每个人支付每月30欧元来补贴FTTH(家用光纤接入)的费用,以保证高速连接。

另外还有一些要求:签约者必须有光纤网络连接和一个IPv6地址,并自己承担服务器的电力费用。据ViFiB估计每台服务器的电力费用约为每月10欧元。但是对很多依靠电热的法国家庭来说,服务器散发的热量能降低相同金额的暖气费用,而且这一好处每年将持续约6个月。Smets说道,仅仅这项就使得ViFiB比起大多数数据中心更为环保,因为数据中心不仅要为散发热量的服务器付费,还要支付更多空调费用来冷却这些服务器。

至今为止,只有Free.fr这一家法国ISP提供了符合ViFiB要求的光纤连接。它的FTTH服务每月需支付29.9欧元,提供最高达100M bps的下载速度,而上传速度更多取决于主机的处理情况,其峰值可达50M bps。

尽管这家公司的条款规定家用网络连接服务禁止二次销售,Smets却认为这不是问题。“我们销售的是计算能力,不是网络连接服务”,他这样说道,从这个角度看,ViFiB和分布式计算项目(如SETI@home)就没什么区别了。

ViFiB采取缓慢但稳定的起步方式。上周,初始批50台服务器中的一小部分已被安置。

Smets说,虽然他有很多潜在主机,可他们几乎都没有家用光纤接入。

到3月底为止,全法大约有86万户家庭拥有光纤连接,而且据法国电讯部门估计,这一数字正以每季度约8%的速度增长着。可是,相比于1880万DSL签约者,FTTH的签约者只有7万5千,Arcep这样说道。

ViFiB的第一个消费者将是TioLive,这个托管ERP公司也是由Smets负责的。

他说,“我不再相信中央化主机系统。凭ViFiB的新想法,我们将能获得比起现在的数据中心所能提供的更高的可靠性。”

继法国之后,Smets将目光投向了日本,在那里TioLive也有办公室。日本的光纤接入比起法国更普遍,速度也更快。Smets还解释道,日本的数据中心要支付的电费是法国的两倍,因此托管服务更加昂贵。

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发表于 2012-9-15 09:15:48 | 显示全部楼层
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    正文第二段:即使单个服务器可能只有99%的可用性,要搭建一个具有99.999%可用性的在线服务还是可能的。       →       尽管单个服务器只有99%的时间能够正常工作,但要用它们搭建一个具有99.999%可用性的在线服务还是有可能的。


第三段:
ViFiB将会提供虚拟机出租服务,这种虚拟机将搭载1GB的RAM,10GB的固态硬盘(SSD)存储空间,和集成8核Intel i7 860芯片的处理器,而租金仅为8欧元(折合9.70美金)左右。

并且将分配给它Intel i7 860处理器(8核)的一个核心

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