Apr 26, 2017

5 min read

What’s Next for SSD Nodes: KVM and Containers

Written by

Vippy The VPS

Here at SSD Nodes, we field a lot of feature and infrastructure requests from our customers. Of them all, the most prevalent might be: "When is KVM coming? When can I run Docker?"

It's a fair question, and one that's bugged us for a long time.

To take a step back, let's talk about OpenVZ, which is the current backbone of our operation. OpenVZ is a stable and powerful platform. Because it's using OS-level virtualization, the single shared kernel reduces memory and CPU usage across every VPS. It also allows us to scale specific VPS containers instantly and without downtime.

Of course, OpenVZ isn't perfect. It's limited to Linux distributions, and because it uses a shared kernel, you can't install a specific kernel version if you need to, or want to. OpenVZ 6 is based around a 2.6 kernel, which is not a supported configuration for Docker, which only officially supports kernels 3.10 or higher. If you run uname -a on your VPS right now, you'll see that our platform is running on the

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