New Preconfigured Cloud Servers and Lower Pricing in Helsinki

  • May 26, 2015

We’ve been hard at work this spring and all the smaller and bigger changes we have announced have been a run up to the announcements we’re proud to make today. With UpCloud, we set out to give developers and organisations better performance, reliability and control over their cloud servers. With MaxIOPS, we have excelled at performance. With our automated and N+1 redundant stack, we have given customers unprecedented reliability, something we can back up with a 100% SLA. We have also aimed to build our control panel in such a way that it is easy, intuitive and gets the job done on all aspects relating to your infrastructure.

Based on numerous discussions with a vast variety of customers with different backgrounds, we have understood that customers want us to offer more competitive pricing with regards to smaller cloud server configurations. Linode and DigitalOcean have been cited numerous times as offering the price level customers want.

Preconfigured cloud servers
We’re proud to announce that today, we are launching preconfigured cloud servers that match or exceed the resources provided by the aforementioned companies and most importantly – at the prices customers have learned to value. In short, we are launching four preconfigured server instances that customers can choose at deployment to get even better value for their money. Furthermore, these instances can be topped off with a free choice of storage (MaxIOPS or HDD, where available) and again, you only pay for what you use.

UpCloud’s preconfigured cloud servers
$10 / month* $20 / month* $40 / month* $80 / month*
1 GB of memory 2 GB of memory 4 GB of memory 8 GB of memory
1 CPU core 2 CPU cores 4 CPU cores 6 CPU cores
30 GB of MaxIOPS 50 GB of MaxIOPS 100 GB of MaxIOPS 200 GB of MaxIOPS
2 TB of transfer 3 TB of transfer 4 TB of transfer 8 TB of transfer

*prices valid in Chicago and London, prices in Helsinki 1.5x.

The maximum price customers will ever pay for these servers are either $10, $20, $40 or $80 a month, when they keep their outbound traffic below the amount included. Please also note that preconfigured server instances are charged hourly even though they are turned off. Once the servers are deployed, customers can then add firewalls, backups and more disk space as needed – for an additional charge as listed in our pricing page. Also, if you reach the limits of the resources configured in your server, you can easily switch it to a server with a custom configuration or then upgrade to the next level of preconfigured cloud servers.

We have wanted to give our customers the best of both worlds – the prices of preconfigured cloud servers and if a time comes to scale things up – you can do so, just as you have been able to do before.

New lower pricing in Helsinki
Our goal with respect to the Helsinki datacenter has been to offer the most competitively priced cloud servers in Finland. We want to take leaps and bounds to exceed this goal and offer even more competitively priced resources in Helsinki, in addition to the preconfigured cloud servers.

We’re happy to announce that we have lowered the prices of CPU and memory resources dramatically. CPU pricing has been lowered some 15% and memory is now almost 33% lower. These new prices are valid immediately and automatically applied to all customers utilising these resources in Helsinki.

The new pricing is available on our pricing page. 1 CPU core is currently priced at $8,93 (7,95€) and 1 GB of memory goes for $9,79 (8,71€). Both prices valid for a period of 30 days, calculated from the new hourly pricing.

New deployment process
We have also revamped our deployment process of servers to better service our customers with regards to the new products. We also hope this is more straightforward, intuitive and effective process when deploying your servers.

We couldn’t be happier with all the hard work we have accomplished leading up to the announcements made today. We sincerely hope you will also enjoy all the new products and pricing.

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