Deploy and manage the virtual private servers in your IDrive® Compute account from the web console.
Information Included in the Article
- IDrive® Compute Instances
- Dedicated CPU Instances vs Shared CPU Instances
- Instance Preview
- Capacity of a Region
- Status of a Region
IDrive® Compute Instances
Instances are Linux-based virtual machines running on hardware resources managed by IDrive® Compute. Virtual machines (VMs) are hosted on data centers located off-premises and allow faster connectivity and low latency to run large-scale workloads via a distributed edge computing network.
VMs are scalable cloud-computing resources that include memory, processors, networking resources, and storage. IDrive® Compute instances provide convenient and simple cloud computing solutions.
You can create and customize multiple instances configured with an OS of your choice in a few clicks. You can also schedule automated backups for your instances. By default, the option to enable backup will be selected at the time of instance creation. If you choose to deselect it during instance creation, you can enable it anytime later.
Dedicated CPU Instances vs Shared CPU Instances
In a dedicated CPU instance, the allotted physical CPU cores are exclusively for use of that instance, whereas, in a shared CPU instance, you share the virtual CPU cores with other instances.
Other instances cannot schedule processes on the dedicated CPU cores, so there is no waiting time for your instance, making it an ideal choice for CPU-intensive jobs requiring high processing power jobs such as:
- Big data analysis
- Machine learning
- Video streaming services
- Gaming servers
- Scientific computing
You can review your selections and make modifications before creating an instance under the Instance Summary section. This section displays all the configurations selected by you for the instance.
Capacity of a Region
The available capacity of a region refers to the availability of the resources in that region at a specific point of time. An instance will perform faster if the available capacity of the selected region is higher. You can use the displayed percentage capacity for a region to determine the best deployment location for an instance as per your requirements.
A region with a high ‘Available Capacity' percentage denotes higher availability of resources for faster performance of your instance. A region with ‘Limited Capacity’ percentage implies lower availability of resources for the instance at the time of creation. An ‘Under Maintenance’ region implies that the resources are under maintenance and not available at the moment.
Status of a Region
The status of a region indicates whether the region is currently available or not.
- Under Maintenance - A region with status ‘Under Maintenance’ denotes that the region is currently under maintenance and its resources are unavailable.
- Upcoming - A region with status ‘Upcoming’ denotes that the region is not currently available and will be provisioned soon.