Instance.com is now offering local storage as an option for your instances. Selecting the local storage template and corresponding local storage plan will allow your instances to be run directly from the cloud nodes where they live. This allows for increased disk performance as well as an increase in the storage capacity (100GB) of the instances root disks. While you do receive the increased disk performance and storage features, high availability is not offered on these plans. However, you can make still make your applications redundant and scalable through use of the included load balancing features. Also don’t forget that you can run manual or automated snapshots of your local storage instances for extra peace of mind. In the event of a system failure, your local storage instances can be quickly restored from any number of snapshots that you may have archived on our backup systems.