ITS Hosted Virtual Server changes the way customers purchase and maintain ITS servers. ITS Hosted Virtual Servers use virtualization technologies to run multiple servers on a large host server and multiple host servers interconnected in a clustered environment to provide a level of redundancy and service protection unparalleled in today’s environment.
Because ITS is providing the Hosted Virtual Server environment, a customer is free from needing to purchase a server and waiting up to six weeks to receive and install it. The implementation time of an ITS Hosted Virtual Server is approximately one week. Another notable benefit is the cost savings in bringing a hosted server online; not having to spend capital on a physical server saves an average of $3,000 instantly.
Chart 1: First year costs of an ITS Hosted Virtual Server are much lower than a traditional physical server
Whether you need a server for 1 month or 10 years, an ITS Hosted Virtual Server can be as short-lived or permanent as your service requires. ITS will maintain the hosting environment without any additional capital from its customers outside of the monthly fee. This means you never have to worry about replacing failed hardware or upgrading an outdated server. A look at the annual costs after the first year reveals substantial savings in the new model.
Chart 2: Second year and beyond costs are lower in the ITS Hosted Server model
ITS researched industry hosting services to develop pricing starting at $300/month, which is lower than any other hosting service available. See chart 3 for comparisons.
Industry server hosting pricing comparison
The network and data topology of the ITS Virtual Server environment
The cost of purchasing a new server is replaced with a $500 setup fee. Physical server prices start at around $3,500 and can go as high as $10,000 depending on configuration. The new setup fee is $500 regardless of configuration.
The monthly maintenance fee for the base configuration is $300 and provides:
The base configuration which is suitable for 90% of our cases, but if the base configuration is not enough we can dynamically increase resources and adjust the fee based on those additional resources. You pay for what you need. See Virtual server configurations and rates.