GigaTux has been offering Windows on its VPS platform since June this year, focusing on ensuring that Windows 2008 runs in a stable manner. All locations in the UK, Germany and USA have been stable and thus GigaTux has expanded its offering to include Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Like GigaTux’s Windows Server 2008 offering, both 2012 and 2008 R2 run in HVM (Hardware Virtual Machine) mode against GigaTux’s Xen virtualisation foundations.
Two installation options are provided for users. The first is to boot a blank VPS off a Windows CD image that the user can choose. The user can then fully install and customise Windows using this method. The second option is for a disk image to be provided by GigaTux which comes preconfigured with RDP active and the GPL PV drivers installed – paravirtualisation drivers which improve hard disk and network I/O massively by creating a virtual device in the domU to interface more directly with the host drivers. CD images and disk images are available for all three Windows Server versions.
GigaTux remains fully committed to its Linux lineup and continues to update all distributions it offers. GigaTux offers all distributions one would typically expect (e.g. Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu) as well as many specialist distributions (e.g. Linux Mint, Arch Linux and Turnkey Linux).
To sign up, visit http://www.gigatux.com/windows-vps.php