Announcing new tier of Cloud Servers - available at 40% lower cost

Today we have two exciting Cloud Server pricing announcements…

Firstly, we’ve added a new “standard” tier of Cloud Servers, designed for more agile workloads and priced 40% lower than previous types, starting at just 1.5p per hour (approximately £10.95 per month).

They’re quicker to build (approx 30 seconds to ssh access!), quicker to snapshot and quicker to delete, which, combined with falling hardware costs means we’re able to offer these at this lower price. Not every use case requires super-fast IO, so why pay for additional disk IO and CPU cycles you don’t need?

Standard Cloud Servers have all the features you expect from Brightbox Cloud, such as Cloud IPs, Load Balancing across multiple datacentre Zones and Cloud Firewalling.

Secondly, from 1st October we’re also reducing the pricing for our existing Cloud Server types by 20%, so they will start from just 2p per hour (approximately £14.60 per month). These server types will be added to our “High IO” tier, due to their suitability for high performance workloads and higher CPU allocation.

Standard Cloud Servers (new)

RAM Disk CPU cores Hourly cost Monthly cost *
Nano 512 MB 20 GB 1 £0.015 £10.95
Mini 1 GB 40 GB 2 £0.03 £21.90
Small 2 GB 80 GB 2 £0.06 £43.80
Medium 4 GB 160 GB 4 £0.12 £87.60
Large 8 GB 320 GB 4 £0.24 £175.20
XL 16 GB 640 GB 4 £0.48 £350.40
XXL 32 GB 1280 GB 4 £0.96 £700.80

High IO Cloud Servers

RAM Disk CPU cores Hourly cost Monthly cost *
Nano 512 MB 20 GB 2 £0.02 £14.60
Mini 1 GB 40 GB 4 £0.04 £29.20
Small 2 GB 80 GB 4 £0.08 £58.40
Medium 4 GB 160 GB 8 £0.16 £116.80
Large 8 GB 320 GB 8 £0.32 £233.60
XL 16 GB 640 GB 8 £0.64 £467.20
XXL 32 GB 1280 GB 8 £1.28 £934.40
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The new server types are available right now, so why not login and take them for a spin?

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* Monthly pricing is approximate, based on 730 hours.

posted 11 Sep 2013 by Jeremy Jarvis