Announcing Premium Server

By Jeff on Feb 06, 2013

We’re excited to announce our latest product—a Premium Server option for Iris Couch users. Premium Server gives serious users an option to increase the stability and response time of their couches. It costs $75/month (in addition to the regular, metered fees), and buys you oh-so-much-more peace of mind... and performance.

A Premium server is more responsive and reliable than a standard CouchDB server. Premium servers run on isolated, dedicated clusters.

Interested? Log in and enable Premium Server in our billing page.

Once you have a credit card on file, you will see a Premium Server option. If for any reason you’re dissatisfied with the service, you can cancel at any time.

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What, exactly, is a Premium server?

Premium servers run permanently in specialized clusters, with dedicated CPU and memory. Premium servers run on a common physical server, with dedicated CPU, memory, and i/o resources. Nothing is “oversold.”

Premium servers never pause when idle. Typically, if a couch goes unused for too long, we pause it, freeing resources to share with others. Unfortunately, infrequent usage suffers high latency. Premium servers do not have this issue.

Premium servers are monitored. Our automated tools monitor everything. But people watch every premium server 24/7. If we see any server issues, we respond immediately.

Premium servers are isolated. Each cluster runs in a dedicated DNS zone and uses dedicated HTTP infrastructure. Issues in one cluster do not affect another.

Premium servers work. Thanks to many of our users for months of beta testing. Premium service already supports many couches, such as the Node.js npm registry, a mission-critical CouchDB service, processing over 100 million monthly requests.