When would you recommend using dedicated disk storage?

If you have heavy IO requirements, or have a particulaly IO-latency sensitive application, we recommend considering Solid State Drives (SSD) for your server. These provide much faster throughput than traditional magnetic hard disks (HDD) and can be purchased with a server of any size.

If you have a requirement for high throughput and a particularly large amount of storage (usually more than 2TB) you could contact us to ask about a dedicated disk pair, either HDD or SSD. This is a custom arrangement and there is normally some lead time as we may need to purchase dedicated hardware for you.