CloudSigma Passes on Benefits of Recent CPU, SSD and SDN Innovations, Shown to Increase Customers’ Performance by 30-40 Percent
Zurich, Switzerland — July 25, 2013 — CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that it is dropping its compute pricing for customers to reflect the efficiency gains from its recent public cloud 2.0 upgrade. As a result of the 2.0 cloud’s higher utilization and better resource management capabilities, the company is now able to reflect those gains through lower subscription and pay-as-you-go burst pricing. What’s more, the CloudSigma 2.0 cloud’s decreased latency, reduced bottlenecks and all solid-state drive (SSD) storage are delivering an average of 30-40 percent performance increases across the stack for customers.
With the CloudSigma 2.0 cloud comes many additional features that let customers further tune their cloud servers for additional performance boosts. Advanced CPU options, including CPU emulation and full non-uniform memory access (NUMA) visibility, hypervisor timer settings and virtual core size control, along with full-SDN support and all-SSD storage, all combine to offer high network throughput with ultra-low latency to achieve greater speed and stability for its customers.
It’s this level of innovation that allows CloudSigma to continually improve its public cloud price/performance margins with unparalleled flexibility and customer control.
Beyond efficiency gains and improved performance, CloudSigma’s price cuts are a reflection of another important trend: decreasing hardware costs and a move away from traditional OEM server hardware providers. As hardware becomes less expensive to manufacture and more workloads are being processed in virtual or cloud environments, supported by a
consolidated hardware infrastructure, hardware prices will continue to fall. CloudSigma takes advantage of its consolidated operations to purchase custom tailored hardware with fast, two year replacement cycles to deliver on its key measurement metric of price/performance. CloudSigma’s primary motive for its price cuts and method of delivery remains innovation.
“Recently, there’s been criticism over cloud providers’ seeming ‘race to the bottom’ as more and more industry players slash prices to
compete with Amazon,” said Robert Jenkins, CloudSigma CEO. “But, if you look at where AWS started, their price drops have not been in line with Moore’s Law, in terms of increasing compute performance and falling hardware costs, so their margin has actually gone up since 2006. Rather than compete via underlying hardware costs, our custom stack allows us to use innovation to compete in the market. We deliver
higher levels of performance on the same hardware, as compared to other providers; so we don’t worry about slashing prices based on the competition, just based on the efficiency gains of our technology.”
CloudSigma’s RAM pricing is being reduced by 20 percent and its CPU pricing is decreasing by 15 percent across all locations for both subscription
and pay-as-you-go burst pricing. Check out the website for more information on CloudSigma’s public
cloud IaaS pricing, or to set up a free, seven day trial and get an instant server quote.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or find the company on Twitter @CloudSigma, Facebook and Google+.
Meredith L. Eaton