Zurich, Switzerland — October 15, 2013 — CloudSigma an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced a further drop of its compute prices for customers across all its locations. Similar to the previous benefits attributed this summer, the pricing drop is based on a combination of additional efficiency gains from the company’s proprietary cloud technology and falling underlying hardware costs. As a result of CloudSigma’s recent cloud 2.0 upgrade the company is able to reflect the gains of higher utilization and better resource management capabilities through lower subscription and pay-as-you-go burst pricing. Moreover, the recent CPU, SSD and software defined networking innovations in CloudSigma’s cloud have shown an increase of 30-40 percent performance.
- Prices are updated as follows across all locations:
- CPU: 15% reduction (cumulative reduction over last 6 months: 28%)
- RAM: 20% reduction (cumulative reduction over last 6 months: 36%)
CloudSigma’s price drop is also a reflection of decreasing computing hardware costs. “We take advantage of our consolidated operations and replace our custom-made equipment on a pretty tight two-year cycle,” states Robert Jenkin, CloudSigma CEO. The cloud is driving the demise of hardware throughout IT making future revenue streams difficult to tap for companies selling higher priced hardware direct to end users. Robert continued “CloudSigma aims to compete on a price performance basis, combining competitive purchasing and pricing policies with strong cloud technology innovation. CloudSigma’s custom stack allows the company to use innovation to transform regular hardware more efficiently into cloud resources and compete in the market.”
Recently some cloud providers have been criticized for cutting their prices supposedly to compete with large providers such as Amazon however this misses the fact that computing resources are a deflationary product. “We’ve combined 30-40% price reductions with 30%-40% performance increases over the last six months. That’s an effective doubling of price-performance this year. It is increasingly clear to us that there’s been criticism of cloud providers for reducing their prices and to the extend that they do so over and above improving the quality of their cloud product, that’s justified” points out Bernino Lind, CloudSigma COO. “Nevertheless, our primary motive for the price cuts is driven by the efficiency gains and improved performance we see from our own technology combined with falling hardware costs.”
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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 by visiting the company on Twitter @CloudSigma, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
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