AltScale Cloud Computing Service
AltScale provides a number of cloud server flavors that can meet the needs of a wide variety of applications and Enterprise IT services.
- 128 MB RAM, 1vCPU, 10 GB disk
- 256 MB RAM, 1 CPU, 10 GB disk
- 512 MB RAM, 1vCPU, 10 GB disk
- 1 GB RAM, 1vCPU, 40 GB disk
- 2 GB RAM, 2vCPU, 40 GB disk
- 4 GB RAM, 4vCPU, 40 GB disk
- 8 GB RAM, 8vCPU, 40 GB disk
- 16 GB RAM, 8vCPU, 40 GB disk
AltScale's cloud uses Linux KVM as its virtualization hypervisor technology. KVM is open source software and supports hosts running 32 and 64-bit Linux and Windows images.
Cloud computing is a new paradigm for delivering computing resources over the Internet, allowing users to access their cloud servers any time from anywhere. Cloud service providers invest in improving their datacenter facilities and increasing their geographical presence, thus achieving economies of scale. This results in lowering the cost. Users benefit by shifting the CAPEX costs associated with deploying, owning, and managing on-premise hardware infrastructure to the cloud provider.
Cloud computing follows the utility model (OPEX), similar to other utilities, such as electricity and phone services. Customers pay only for what they use.
Enterprises are able to deploy mission critical applications faster and scale the computing needs easier as the load increase. Cloud computing improves the efficiency of server hardware and increases its utilization by sharing the underlying hardware infrastructure among multiple users. This leads to more efficient use of energy for computing purposes.