We have done it again! For a lot of last year we ran a special that gave clients a $50 dedicated server discount on their first months invoice. This was a pretty popular and we have had a LOT of requests to bring it back. So it got us to thinking, that special was a big advantage to the $99 dedicated server crowd but was not as big an advantage to the people who purchased more expensive dedicated servers. To rectify this problem we are now offering you a 50% dedicated server discount for the first month on any dedicated server! Yes, you read that correctly. Now our $249 Dual Xeon E5-2630 dedicated server will be only $124.50 for the first month and our $99 Xeon E3-1230 dedicated server will be only $49.50 for the first month!
All you need to do to get a discount dedicated server is enter coupon code
on the order form when placing your dedicated server order.
Searching for affordable colocation? Finding it hard to get a rack with great bandwidth? To celebrate our Eight Year Anniversary we are offering the following colocation racks at special discounted prices.
1U with 10 Mbps on 100 Mbps burstable port – $35 a month
2U with 10 Mbps on 100 Mbps burstable port – $45 a month
Half Rack, 10 amps with 100 Mbps on 1000 Mbps port – $350
Full Rack, 20 amps with 100 Mbps on 1000 Mbps port – $499
Unmetered Port Colocation
Half Rack, 10 amps with 1000 Mbps – $999
Full Rack, 20 amps with 1000 Mbps – $1999
Additional Power is $15 per amp in 10 amp increments.
For more information contact our sales department
— Razor Servers (@razorservers) February 22, 2013
We have added a dedicated server specials page to the website. Now you can get a great deal on a dedicated server at an even better discount. Right now we have the E3-1230 with 32 GB of RAM for only $99! If that wasn’t enough we also have the E5-2630 hex core with 32 GB RAM for only $149! Grab them while you can.
Pretty exciting day here for us. When I opened the doors of Razor Servers about eight years ago I did it with my credit card and a home equity loan. My first order of business was to purchase routers, some servers, network switches and a couple of racks. What might surprise many of you is that the original routers we had on day one have been running our network up until last night. Those trusty Juniper M series routers allowed me to grow Razor Servers in to a well known, reliable hosting company. So when it was time to upgrade to new routers of course I went with Juniper. The new MX960s we have online now are the best of the best. The most power and throughput of anything on the market today. Now we have a network core that can keep up with our rapid growth for years to come.
While I am excited about the new Juniper routers I am a bit nostalgic today. One of the last original pieces I purchased to start Razor Servers is forever gone. Those original routers served us very well. Instead of letting them go to a recycler I have decided to give them a proper home. As a side project I am going to build a couple of coffee tables and sit the routers under glass for all to see. I might even hook up the lights so they light up for everyone to enjoy.
We couldn’t achieve this goal without our clients, so thank you.
To introduce our revolutionary cloud service we have decided to offer a very special discount. It’s very simple, sign up for any cloud server and use coupon code Cloud50OFF. This will give you 50% off list price for the life of the account.
Why are we offering our cloud servers for so cheap? We want to create a buzz! We know everyone loves a good deal and once you use our cloud servers you will certainly tell everyone how fast and easy it is to use our cloud hosting service. So don’t delay, this special won’t last long.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact Information: Matthew Kelly, President/CEO, +1.877.729.6777, ext 210
Razor Servers launches “Get a Cloud” Cloud Servers
“Get a Cloud” Cloud Servers with Compellent from Razor Servers
Philadelphia, PA., December 17, 2012 – Razor Servers announces the general availability of “Get a Cloud” cloud services.
Using Compellent Enterprise Storage from Dell, Juniper 10G Networking, Intel Xeon E5 Hex Core servers and Onapp, “Get a Cloud” provides clients with a system based on speed and performance, affordably. Clients are provided with features such as High Availability, Automatic Failover, Instant Deployment, External Firewalls and 10G connectivity with every cloud server. “Get a Cloud” includes all of the high level Enterprise Cloud Services at no additional charge. This provides clients with the unique experience of receiving services generally reserved only for much larger clients at a fraction of the price.
“We have spent the better part of three years building and developing our cloud server hosting system. Using Compellent with Onapp allows us to provide clients with a hosting experience not seen from other providers.” said Matt Kelly, President of Razor, Inc., “We also spent a great deal of time on the client interface. It was vitally important for us to provide the client with an excellent all around experience. They will be using this system on their own 24/7 and we are supremely confident clients will appreciate the time we have taken to create this self serve experience for them.”
“Get a Cloud” cloud servers are available immediately through the manage.getacloud.net website. Choices of Windows and Linux operating systems, jumpbox templates, MSSQL, AnyCast DNS and global CDN services are available.
“Get a Cloud” by Razor Servers provides managed and unmanaged cloud servers, CDN, AnyCast DNS and other services to clients around the world. “Get a Cloud” by Razor Servers is headquartered in West Chester, PA and operates two data centers in downtown Philadelphia.
Three years ago I asked John and Chris to work on a project. I wanted to analyze the commercial software for producing an on demand cloud hosting service. We checked out all the software vendors to get a feel for what we would need to provide and what the software was capable of providing. Seemed like a simple enough task. Evaluate the options, make a decision and start offering a cloud service. Other hosting companies were offering basic cloud servers so there was no reason in my mind why we could not do the same.
To date we have evaluated, VMWare, Citrix Xenserver, 3tera, openstack, cloudstack, cloud.com, parallels, enomaly, eucalyptus, abiquo, vmops, solusvm, red hat and onapp. That list does not include billing software. For that option we tested ubersmith, whmcs, hostbill, parallels, citrix cloudportal and blesta. There are a few open source options that I left off because frankly, I can’t remember the names. You can imagine our despair when none of them met our approval.
At this point I began signing up for cloud hosting packages with other hosting companies to test the functionality of their offerings for my self. To my surprise, I did not think any of them were worth the money spent. The cloud servers were slow, disk read and writes were terrible and the client interfaces were absolutely horrific. It soon became clear that what we really needed was to make the client something better than anything else we had seen. By now I figured we would need to build our own system. Shortly thereafter we began to build a billing system, client portal and custom virtualization platform.
As we worked through this project I continued to keep track of all the software we had tested over the years. Most of them stagnated or disappeared. A few were sold. Two continued to develop well, cloudstack and onapp. From a technology standpoint they were stable, the feature set was acceptable and improving. We narrowed our search down to these two. The larger issue became the client area. Integration with either piece of software was difficult at best. Neither seemed to have the options in the API that would interface with the billing systems and the billing systems had no modules or integration to the cloud systems. It was all extremely frustrating. Ultimately, we solved these issues with well over a thousand hours of work.
About six months ago I made the decision we were going with onapp for cloud management. A huge question was what to use as a storage backend for our onapp cloud? After looking at every commercially available Enterprise Storage we decided on Compellent from Dell. It was the most cost effective as well as never requiring a “fork lift” upgrade. We also tested various white box storage solutions but none gave us the feature set required. We wanted our cloud servers to be fast, extremely fast. Compellent gives us the technology to provide clients with blazing fast disk I/O.
Today I am proud to say, after three long years, we have launched our cloud hosting solution. Coming from a client centric background it was important to me not just to provide a reliable service to clients but also a wonderful experience. Our cloud server clients receive a wonderful combination of reliability, speed, affordability and top of the line features. I encourage you to sign up and see what our cloud service has to offer.
Yes, we were supposed to launch our cloud server hosting on Monday. While you may think I am here to say we are pushing back the launch date…I’m not. Go have a look at the website, click through the new Cloud Server section. There are a few minor tweaks left to do on the site but the cloud servers are rock solid. Only about $10 a month can get you started, just saying :)
Everyone is getting pretty excited around here. Our cloud hosting service is set to launch soon and it has been a long time in the making. After finalizing a few items and fixing a few bugs we are about to launch a industry leading cloud hosting service with load balancing, CDN and DNS services. Completely automated giving clients the ability to deploy new servers 24×7. Everything from Linux, Windows (2008, 2012, 7) to premade software templates. You can even make a template of your own custom cloud server!
We are working harder than ever to bring a product to market that we are proud of. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days. Razor Servers is going to give you a great big Christmas present this year!