The beginning of 2014 will be marking our largest expansion yet, we have already been making the move to Debian with most of our service, and the beginning of January we still have our planned downtime for the complete move over to Debian. But that is only the beginning, with ZetaPanel 2.0 coming out, there is even more to expect with the introduction of a few new things.
Techincally we are already now hybrid hosting between the cloud and dedicated servers. This has already significantly helped us lower our costs, and increase performance across the board. We plan to expand our hybrid approach this year, making our hybrid technology really stand up to the test, and do more than we every thought we could with the combined power of both dedicated servers and cloud servers.
We have recently had many people coming to us, and the economy has been hitting many people hard, and we know that opensim hosting is not cheap. We have to pay our employees too, but we have come up with a solution we have seen in place at many different companies. Which we are rolling out as Choice Savings, which essentially allows you to pay a large setup fee, but then have a lower locked in price for the length of a year.
It will be appearing on both bundle plans and grid plans early next year, up to 35% monthly saving to be expected with a larger up front cost. Why we feel this is a great way to go, we figure if you are willing to fork up a larger setup cost, to keep it locked at a lower rate for a year, you will don’t plan on walking away from a larger upfront investment, which allows us to help cover the backend costs, of lower up front costs. Though you can still choose to pay our every day month to month prices, with the standard setup fees already in place on certain packages.
We been planning this for a long time, and we been testing our butts off on this technology and we are happy to say that the beginning of the year we are finally going to bring affordable cloud hosting to every grid that wants it, and everyone that wants it on the cloud.
This is not normal cloud hosting you think of not online when not in use, we notice not a lot of people enjoyed that scenario. So we reinvented, affordable ALWAYS ONLINE cloud hosting. Not to mention you will not be sharing a cloud node with anyone but yourself, truly dedicated cloud hosting.
We have already ran the numbers and here are the projected plans, and projected prices, these are subject to change by release, however we are pretty positive they will not be changing.
Light Cloud – 30,000 Prims* – 50 Residents – 4 Regions – $20usd/month
Steady Cloud – 60,000 Prims* – 100 Residents – 9 Regions – $40usd/month
Heavy Cloud – 120,000 Prims* – 100 Residents – 16 Regions – $80usd/month
* – Note that scripts and active users can effect allotted prim counts from being completely accurate as with any simulator cloud or dedicated.
Well that is a lot of stuff to be looking forward to in the new year, and you better believe we are super excited to be rolling out our powerhouse of new features and we are just super excited to be getting ready. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa. For all the others who do not celebrate holidays this time of year, or a holiday I missed, we wish you well as we all enter the new year.