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April 11, 2014

ElasticHosts Unveils New Elastic Containers Cloud Servers

ElasticHosts, global Cloud Server provider that offers easy-to-use Cloud Servers, debuts Elastic Containers, first of its kind cloud servers that bill per consumption instead of capacity—fetching extensive cost savings to the users.

The individual Elastic Containers are currently available and possess the capacity to instantaneously scale with load from 256MB to 64GB RAM (News - Alert) to maintain continuous high performance. Unlike other cloud servers, containers do not have to be rebooted to resize, they fluidly scale to exactly the size necessary to deal with current load.

There is no need for manual admin work or complex tools to scale servers. Each individual server instantly auto-scales to 64GB or the maximum size set. Users need not set up load balanced clusters or rules to add and remove extra servers.

Containers can boot up in 2 seconds and offer bare metal performance without the overhead of virtualization. We use the latest Linux kernel containerization technologies such as namespaces and cgroups, just like LXC, backed by high I/O SSD storage throughout. 

The company is currently offering the new Elastic Containers to all Linux users from its’ global datacenters, supported by Solid State Drive (SSD) storage for added performance. Users can start using the latest Elastic Containers by simply signing up for the service, without any requirement for additional software or server configuration.

Richard Davies, CEO and Co-Founder of ElasticHosts, said that they have analyzed hundreds of servers from some of their  largest customers and noticed two major differences: firstly, a server running a typical workload will see 50 percent cost saving versus other major IaaS clouds, since typically less than 50 percent of total capacity is used through a full weekly cycle. Secondly, a server which frequently runs below its peak capacity, either due to idle periods or because it only occasionally needs to handle a large load, can save 75 percent or more.

“To help customers take full advantage of these savings, we are billing in 15 minute intervals based on usage, as opposed to the common industry practice of hourly billing based on available capacity," Davies added.

ElasticHosts is a global Cloud Server provider and has thousands of customers in over 60 countries worldwide, and has 9 data centers located in UK, Europe, US, Canada, Asia and Australia.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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