- CPU 1
- Memory 1GB
- Storage 20GB SSD
- Bandwidth 0.5TB
- CPU 1
- Memory 2GB
- Storage 80GB SSD
- Bandwidth 1000GB
- CPU 3
- Memory 4GB
- Storage 150GB SSD
- Bandwidth 1.5TB
- CPU 4
- Memory 6GB
- Storage 250GB SSD
- Bandwidth 2TB
- CPU 8
- Memory 8GB
- Storage 500GB SSD
- Bandwidth 2TB
- CPU 8
- Memory 16GB
- Storage 650GB SSD
- Bandwidth 2TB
Cloud Server Features
Manage your cloud servers with root access over SSH for Linux. Windows instances include 2 administrator remote desktop / RDP licenses.
We understand the need for flowing data between devices, so we opted to include bandwidth on our all cloud server instances.
100% SSD drives are deployed on all cloud servers variations ensuring maximum throughput & latency.
Latest generation Intel CPUs guarantee consistent performance.
Windows & Linux cloud servers operate on 100% KVM virtualisation, ensuring that the resources purchased are realised.
Multiple versions of CentOS, Debain & Ubuntu are available for installation. If you need a custom OS, let us know so we can add it for you.
Windows cloud servers can be launch with 2008, 2012 / 2016. The operating system licensing price is included.
Each Windows cloud server includes 1 static IPv4 address. Additional IPs are available.
At no additional cost we have allocated a weekly backup cycle on all cloud servers & attached SSD volumes.
As soon as you have completed your order your cloud server is deployed & accessible - typically within 120 seconds.
What is Cloud Computing?
Many South Africans remain in the dark or have partial knowledge about cloud computing & are often intimidated by the mere mention of integrating cloud based solutions into their existing IT infrastructure.
The essence of the cloud revolves around the availability & delivery of web based services through “the cloud” which is merely a coined term for an Internet connected services in such cloud computing services include servers, storage, networking, databases, software & analytics that are either accessible to the public or in a private manner such as for internal business applications & services.
Cloud Service Providers
Cloud services providers offer computing infrastructure for a fee based on the resources required to run your desired services. Should you have in-house or outsourced IT staff that will maintain your cloud servers purchasing an unmanaged cloud server based on their requirements would be one option. Should you require someone to manage your cloud server many cloud providers offer managed cloud services.
Advantages & Benefits of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is resulting in a major change in the manner in which businesses view their IT resources. Here are a few reasons why business consider moving to cloud based infrastructure.
The capital investment required to deploy on-site servers to run your business far out weighs the cost of utilising cloud computing which will eliminate the capital expense of hardware & software purchases not to mention the perpetual cost of electricity, cooling & the IT staff required to monitor your infrastructure.
Flexibility & Speed
With cloud computing you only pay for what you need & therefore granted the ability to upgrade & downgrade your computing power as business needs shift allowing focus to be placed on current requirements & less on guessing the capacity (computing power, storage, bandwidth) required for a future date.
Cloud computing not only reduces the expense involved in terms data backup, disaster recovery in ensuring business continuity it allows for numerous redundant sites in mirroring data & applications within your connected cloud network.
The ability to scale is synonymous with cloud computing which makes deploying infrastructure in the correct geographical location when it’s needed easy & ensures a quality experience for your customers at a minimal cost.
Types of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing typically falls into three main categories IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) & SaaS (Software as a Service). Understanding these categories can help in deciding which collection of services are right for your business in achieving set goals.
IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service
IaaS provides access to networking capabilities, servers (virtual or dedicated), and data storage space under a pay as you use model. It is quite similar to managing on-site computing resources.
PaaS - Platform as a service
PaaS provides cloud computing for an on-demand use case & is designed to make it easier for developers in testing, delivering and managing web & mobile software applications without the hassle of setting up or managing the infrastructure of servers, storage, network and databases.
SaaS - Software as a serviceSaaS delivers on-demand / subscription based software applications over the Internet to businesses or customers. Cloud providers host and manage the software applications including required infrastructure in handling any software maintenance such as upgrades & patching.
Cloud Computing Deployment Types
Public clouds are owned and operated by a cloud service provider in delivering their computing resources to clients through the Internet. Servers & cloud storage would be examples of a public cloud usage. Access & management of these services are typically carried out through a web browser or provided application / interface.
A private cloud entails cloud computing resources exclusively utilised by a single business, company or organisation. It can be located within the company’s on-site datacentre or exterior from the company in such hosted with a cloud service provider. A private cloud is contained & maintained within a private network.
Hybrid clouds are a combination of private & public clouds, connected via network technologies in allowing data and applications to be shared between locations & cloud deployment types. Hybrid clouds grant businesses flexibility & scalability in maintaining their chosen data & computing power on-site whilst allowing greater reach in accessing data either on-site or private cloud data via applications.