Cloud Service Provider Host Color Announced A Free Tier
March 14, 2019 – South Bend, Indiana
The Cloud infrastructure provider Host Color (HC) has added a “Free Tier” to its Business Cloud services. The “Free Tier” is a Private Cloud service that comes with 1 CPU Core, 1 GB vRAM, 10 GB SATA Storage and 40 GB monthly data transfer quota on 100 Mbps Internet Connection. The limits of the HC “Free Private Cloud Tier” are specified in the service specification published on the Host Color’s Private Cloud section – and there are no hidden terms or restrictions.
Private Clouds are computing instances configured on demand to support certain workloads that the organizations need to move to “The Cloud”. The Private Clouds are not visible over the public Internet. They are secure computing instances created for internal use and the organizations operate them behind firewalls and access them through virtual private networks.
Host Color says in its news release that the “Free Private Cloud Tier guarantees that business owners who move certain workloads to their own Private Clouds will have full control over the resource usage and their monthly service bills” as overcharging for computing resource usage and especially for data transfer is a growing concern for those who use the so-called “major clouds”.
“Unlike the similar services offered by the major clouds, the Host Color’s “Free Private Cloud Tier” does not set limits on the number of hours that anyone can use the service in a calendar month”, says Host Color’s CEO Dimitar Avramov. He adds that HC doesn’t impose limits on the number of computing tasks and operations which can be executed. “On the AWS free tier, for example there are “20,000 times where the user can you retrieve a file from Amazon S3” and the client is charged after that. On HC Cloud, there are no such limits”, explains the Host Color’s CEO.
All Private Clouds are provisioned and hosted on top of the Host Color’s Cloud Computing infrastructure built with VMware ESXi – arguably the world’s most reliable virtualization technology, used by the large financial institutions and organizations that need to have an IT infrastructure with 100% availability. The HC clients’ data is hosted and well-protected on a enterprise grade Fault-Tolerant Storage Area Network (SAN), which features built-in protection and safeguards the information under any circumstances without performance impact.
HC has recently launched a Managed Cloud services (Managed Public and Private Cloud servers). Managed Public and Private Clouds include initial setup, installation of Windows or Linux based operating system, antivirus and anti-spam protection, configuration of the Public or a Private Cloud environment to the client’s custom settings, regular maintenance and updates of all software programs and applications, 24/7/365 resource monitoring, security updates, reboots, Cloud instance recovery and data backups.