Get your scalable server in the cloud in a matter of minutes and reap the benefits of the OpenStack platform; order a managed cloud server or take your company’s IT infrastructure into the future yourself
Create instances in less than 2 minutes & solve business task quickly; get from one cloud hosted server to a complex IT infrastructure in a couple of clicks
Use pre-made tools to set up network configurations & cloud backups, organize security and much more from a single control panel for your OpenStack cloud
Our Customer Care team is ready to assist whenever you need it, no weekends or days off; we will also help migrate your company’s IT services into the cloud
Double your IT infrastructure’s availability by deploying servers in 2 independent zones; each zone has its own computing nodes, power lines, security systems etc.
Your cloud server will be protected by data security laws of Germany and the European Union; any attempts to access your private data will be prosecuted
Your cloud server will be stored in a data center with redundant communication lines, advanced fire protection systems, 24/7 video surveillance and more
Our data centers use an early fire prevention system that divides the premises into 4 zones & detects temperature spikes to put out fires before they start
Each element of the data center has reserve copies; your services will continue working during scheduled maintenance, hardware failures or natural disasters
The power supply systems are connected to 2 independent power lines; an array of diesel-powered backup generators can keep the data center running for 3 days
Each server room has duplicated air conditioning units & climate control systems under raised flooring that constantly keep the temperature at 22°C +/- 4°C
Your server will be protected by 24/7 video surveillance with archiving, access control & identification systems, digital locks and other security measures
Our multilingual tech support team is always available and ready to assist you with any questions or issues you may have.
Your IT infrastructure will be located in secure ISO/IEC 27001-certified data centers in Karlsruhe, Germany.
High uptime values are guaranteed; we hold ourselves to the strictest standards regarding availability.
Should any unexpected failures happen, contact us and our team of experts will respond within 1 hour.
Public cloud services allow your business to increase its IT capabilities at a lower cost and at a higher rate than if you were to maintain your own infrastructure. The infrastructure as a service model rids you of the need to buy more hardware as your business grows and you can increase or decrease the amount of resources you’re using according to your needs. Maintenance costs are the responsibility of your IaaS provider. Your data will also be much more disaster-proof in the public cloud due to the backup services offered by providers. However, the public IaaS doesn’t allow for as much control over resources as the private cloud due to multi tenancy. It is also true that public cloud infrastructure is not seen as suitable for certain types of sensitive data such as medical records or banking information. This topic is highlighted in detail in the SIM-Networks blog: read "6 pros and 3 cons of public clouds" to learn more.
The public cloud offers high levels of security. The “tenants” of the public cloud cannot affect each other’s data or interact with each other in any way. They are completely isolated using the KVM hypervisor and all network traffic is protected by VXLAN. You may also employ any other security measures in addition to the ones provided by us. The risks of security breaches are extremely low; most security concerns that are sometimes brought up when talking about public clouds are due to the fact that the infrastructure is maintained by a third party. With a reliable provider, this is not a significant issue.
The IaaS cloud will fulfill the needs of any recently founded business that is quickly gaining momentum and can’t afford to buy more and more expensive hardware. This also motivates many startups to choose public clouds. It is the perfect solution for any business that is unable or simply unwilling to maintain its own infrastructure due to factors such as their IT budget or the lack of physical space. Businesses which find themselves in need of 24/7 access to data stored in the cloud regardless of the user’s location will also benefit from migrating to cloud based infrastructure.
In order to satisfy the needs of every client and to balance the workloads in the clouds, we have prepared 32 basic VM configurations, ranging from 1vCore/1Gb RAM to 32vCore/192Gb RAM. Those configurations fulfill the needs of our clients in 99% of cases. We also set up individual VM configurations for larger projects. Each configuration offers at least 1 static IPv4 (public) + IPv6, unlimited 100 Mb/s channel for each project, Basic V Router up to 100 Mbit/s. You can choose the type and the capacity of disk space, the additional capacity of the remote disk space for reserve copies, an additional VRouter, and the necessary amount of public IPv4+IPv6. Entire subnetworks may be provided if needed.
In order to launch projects in the cloud quickly and easily, we provide a list of available images of operating systems ready for use in the cloud. By default, all available OS images ready for installation in SIM-Cloud are unlicensed trial versions. Software licensing is solely the responsibility of the client. You may purchase the licenses yourself, use previously acquired licenses or employ the services of SIM-Networks in order to purchase them. Clients are prohibited from installing their own OS images by default. This prohibition is due to high level security requirements of the SIM-Cloud. Installation of operating systems outside of our list may be discussed individually. Contact our tech support team and we will find a way to assist you.
SIM-Networks provides the following services: cloud migration, Backup-as-a-Service, VPN-as-a-Service, NAT-as-a-Service, DNS-as-a-Service, Notification-as-a-Service.
You can manage your SIM-Cloud resources through the SIM-Cloud Dashboard or through API.
Together with the public SIM-Cloud, you can order the following types of storage, one or several at once:
Functions are available in IO1 storage to create both instance system volumes and additional volumes. The option of creating snapshots using the OpenStack platform is also available. Please note that IO1 storage is only available in the AVZ1 Availability Zone.
The IO1 storage is designed for clients whose projects contain highly loaded services and need high performance disk subsystem.
An additional benefit of IO1 is more I/O for software that works with data on disk in single-threaded mode. The best option for increased performance would be a combination of using IO1 storage along with high-frequency Power vCPU cores.
First of all, the IO1 data store will be interesting: