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I've decided to consolidate service for now to Sydney and N. Virginia, due to a lack of interest. If you would like the service supported in your region, please let me know via discord https://discord.gg/hURRqGP. There are overheads when offering the service in a region. I need to maintain assets in the local aws data center. This includes the operating system image for running DCS, as well as DCS…

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Migrating from Amazon's EBS network storage to local SSDs has been working really well. However during a busy mission I still observed a spike in disk / drop in network and associated pause, but it was kind of expected as it was right as a whole bunch of units were getting loaded in. A ramdisk is a configuration where ram is presented to the operating system as though it we're a disk. An…

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It was a bit a surprise to me, but after actually having monitored the performance of a few sessions now with a decent (~15) number of pilots I've found that disks are the performance bottleneck rather than CPU or memory. In the sim we experienced some pauses / desyncing, but the corresponding observed performance was a sudden increase in disk activity with a corresponding dip in network activity…

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I've spent my time this month testing the hosting service, using it in earnest with my local squadron. There is lots of room for improvement, but hosting is functional so I think its time to see if there is any demand for it. On AWS there is a small overhead in storage and data transfer between regions, so I've decided to just start with US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), Asia Pacific…

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