Mediatemple Grid Servers – the truth

Media Temple Grid Unit

Recently, I read the techcruch post on the Mediatemple grid servers. I decided to get an account. We even decided to use them at work for the corporate site. It works ok for static content, but I’m now suspicious of their scalability claims. At first, it sounded like they were doing something interesting with virtual servers. In fact, the techcrunch post mentions that the service is comparable to the EC2 service by Amazon. The reality, of course, is much different.

Here is a great blog post which covers what Mediatemple is truly using for their ‘grid technology’.

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2 Responses to Mediatemple Grid Servers – the truth

  1. Richard says:

    I agree Dru, suspicious to say the least. I am a long time (mt) Media Temple customer and was completely satisfied with their previous shared server environment but have lost complete faith in them as a hosting company since migrating my client sites over to their highly marketed (gs) Grid Service. Intermittent latency, site/email downtime, slow mysql connectivity and poor customer support.

    It’s a major stumble for a previously reliable host. If you have any recommendations for hosting, feel free to share.

  2. rodrigo says:

    good to know i’m not the only one to suspect i was wrong when i trusted their claim to be one of the best hosting solutions ever. i couldn’t count here the amount of problems i had with mt since migrating.

    please share your alternatives here. probably there are lots of people in this situation…

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