Cloud hosting provider Cloud City Hosting announced on Friday it has added both Windows and Linux cloud servers for its small business customers nationwide.
A division of telecom FiberCloud, Cloud City Hosting offers an interesting business model in that it completely caters to the hosting needs of small and medium-sized businesses.
The difference is that FiberCloud requires customers to fill out a form to inquire about more details and the pricing behind each particular plan, which could discourage a lot of SMBs. Cloud City Hosting, on the other hand, offers complete details and pricing for each plan.
The offers enterprise-class cloud servers are hosted in secure data centers and managed by a team of IT experts who serve as an extension of your own IT team to help free up resources for customers.
“We believe that small businesses should have every opportunity to gain enterprise-class hardware at an affordable price,” said Susan DeFlorio, COO of FiberCloud and Cloud City Hosting. “That’s why we offer cloud servers so our customers can take advantage of the benefits of the cloud and divert less money to IT resources.”
Cloud City Hosting offers its products on a monthly subscription basis without contract commitments to increase product flexibility and scalability.
There are three cloud server plans: the small plan is priced at $49.95 per month and includes 1 vCPU, 2 GB of RAM, 200 GB of storage, and 500 GB of bandwidth. The medium plan is priced at $79.95 per month and includes 2 vCPU, 4 GB of RAM, 200 GB of storage, and 1,000 GB of bandwidth. The large plan is priced at $149.95 per month and includes 4 vCPU, 8 GB of RAM, 200 GB of storage, and 1,500 GB of bandwidth.
Cloud City Hosting’s and FiberCloud’s data centers feature multiple layers of physical and virtual security including biometric access, video surveillance, environmental provisioning and monitoring, redundant MPLS network providing multiple connections to the Internet, and are SAS 70 Type II audited and meet the MSP Alliance United Certification Standard.
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