Private Cloud Hosting: Secure, Flexible, and Cost-Effective

Gravity Servers’ Private Cloud offering brings you the best in class security and flexibility for your organization. Run on completely dedicated equipment, our Private Cloud offering allows you to use one, or multiple servers combined, as a pool of resources to run as many virtual servers as you need for the use of your application(s). Additional services, such as disaster recovery, high availability, fault tolerance, and more can be added on to your private cloud with very little effort. If needed, we will manage every single piece of your cloud for you, allowing you to concentrate on what matters: your business.

What Does a Private Cloud Do for Me and/or My Business?

A private cloud: the absolute maximum security and flexibility possible with Gravity Servers’ VM products; our top of the line offering. The pool of resources that run on your own dedicated hardware runs on VMWare’s latest offering, ESXi 6.x, and can be managed in any way you choose, or our White Glove Management can manage it for you while you concentrate on your business. For example, you may choose to create several powerful servers, or several smaller servers, or any combination in between that matches your resource pool. You will also have quick console access to all your VMs, historical usage graphs, and easy upgrade of servers, along with their resources.  You can also mix operating systems, running Windows and Linux in the same pool for maximum efficiency.

Private Cloud: Mini

1 Dedicated Node
$957 Monthly (No Contract*)

Setup: $299
1 Dedicated Node
ESXi Enterprise Plus v6.0
Private vCenter Management Server
N+1 High Availability Possible
Dual Xeon X5650
16vCPU Cores, 48GB RAM
4 x 450GB Enterprise SAS
Enterprise SSDs
vSAN Storage Array
HP RAID10 w/512MB Cache
Dual GB NICs
Private VLAN(s)
Fully Managed Juniper Firewall
iLO2 Advanced License
Free Positive SSL Certs: 1
Daily Backups of all VMs
White Glove Management™
Relentless Support™

Private Cloud: Mini

1 Dedicated Node
$3321 Monthly (No Contract*)

Setup: $299
3 Dedicated Nodes
ESXi Enterprise Plus v6.0
Private vCenter Management Server
N+1 High Availability Possible
Dual Xeon X5650
48vCPU Cores, 144GB RAM
12 x 450GB Enterprise SAS
3 x 256GB Enterprise SSDs
vSAN Storage Array
HP RAID10 w/512MB Cache
Dual 10GB NICs per Node
Private VLAN(s)
Fully Managed Juniper Firewall
iLO2 Advanced License
Free Positive SSL Certs: 5
Private Backup Server: 4TB
White Glove Management™
Relentless Support™

Private Cloud: Mini

1 Dedicated Node
$5981 Monthly (No Contract*)

Setup: $299
5 Dedicated Nodes
ESXi Enterprise Plus v6.0
Private vCenter Management Server
N+1 High Availability Possible
Dual Xeon X5670
120vCPU Cores, 320GB RAM
20 x 450GB Enterprise SAS
5 x 512GB Enterprise SSDs
vSAN Storage Array
HP RAID10 w/512MB Cache
Dual 10GB NICs per Node
Private VLAN(s)
Fully Managed Juniper Firewall
iLO2 Advanced License
Free Positive SSL Certs: 10
Private Backup Server: 8TB
White Glove Management™
Relentless Support™

Prices listed above are month-to-month, no contract pricing.  All packages have loyalty discounts available by choosing service contracts: up to an additional 20% off.  1 Year Contract = 5% off, 2 Year Contract = 10% off, 3 Year Contract = 20% off.  We also have special “Startup Business Plans” where you receive up to 50% off your first two months: contact Sales for more information and to see if you qualify.

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    Enterprise Grade Hardware

    We use name brand hardware with consistently and fully updated firmware for all components, and all equipment is under service contract with the manufacturer. We keep inventory for all components that may fail, and aim for 1 hour replacements on all plans, regardless of the time or day.

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    N+1 High Availability

    With more than one node, you have the ability to have us design your cloud to be N+1 redundant; a cloud with the ability to withstand the loss of a component, and still have your cloud continue to function, without the loss of any of your VMs.

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    Fully Managed Juniper Firewall

    The security of your private cloud is of the utmost importance, and your cloud comes with a fully managed Juniper firewall, and DDoS protection standard. Our experience allows us to properly manage your firewall rules from PCI compliance, to HIPPA, and even specialized configurations for your specific organizational needs.

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    Quick Provisioning

    Our team will meet with you within 48 hours of your order to go over the specifics of your environment, gaining insight into any customizations that you may need. Normally, all clouds are provisioned within 72 hours of that, providing your cloud faster than 99% of all cloud providers on the net.

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    Remote Access w/Virtual Media

    All of our servers come with onboard IPMI or LightsOut access. This allows you to access a dashboard that shows you the hardware status, allows you to power the server on or off, reboot it, and even use a virtual console with virtual media to install your own OS.

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    /29 Subnet (5 Usable IPs) Included

    All servers come with a base /29 subnet, which includes 5 usable IP addresses.  More IPs are available (up to a full /24 Class C block) with proper ARIN justification, and at a reasonable cost. We are also fully IPv6 compliant, with IPv6 blocks available upon request.

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    Unrestricted Access and Control

    We hand you the keys.  With full root admin access, you can customize your dedicated server any way you want and get unrestricted access to your computing resources, but, if needed, our team is there to help.

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    Uninterrupted Power

    Our redundant power feeds are backed by world-class UPS systems and diesel generators. Our datacenters are fully redundant and our N+1 architecture is supported by robust power availability. Even if we lost power and several network providers, we’d still be online.

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    The Latest VMWare Cloud Technology

    Gravity Servers’ private clouds run on the latest VMWare technology, using ESXi 6.x with vSAN capability.  Our certified cloud administrators bring years of cloud management experience to the table to help you manage your cloud effortlessly. Your cloud shouldn’t cost you your time to keep running.

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    Daily Cloud Reports and Alerts

    With our private clouds, you will receive daily or weekly reports on the state of your cloud and its compliance. Our systems also monitor your cloud constantly and report on any issues such as loss of redundancy, high loads, network issues, etc.

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    Private VLAN(s)

    Our private VLANs allow your network to be completely segregated, even allowing you to segregate your own interior network to isolate your own customers. Taking it a step further, adding jump servers allows your network to be completely separated from the Web for maximum security.

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    RAID / vSAN Included Standard

    All of our private clouds come with either hardware RAID or vSAN arrays (virtual SAN) included. While vSAN requires a minimum of our Standard cloud due to architechture requirements, we offer the choice of using hardware RAID arrays in our larger clouds, if the client wants that technology.

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    Gigabit Uplink w/10Gbps Upgrades

    Gravity Servers’ dedicated servers all come with Gigabit uplinks to the Net along with 10TB of bandwidth.  This is enough for 99% of our users, but for those users that need even additional bandwidth, we offer up to 10GB uplinks and 100TB of bandwidth capacity.

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    Dedicated Without Compromise

    We guarantee 100% dedicated, protected resources to all dedicated hosting customers within our datacenters. You will never get cheated into sharing resources again.  You sit on your own private VLAN, segregated from other traffic, with dedicated bandwidth.

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    World-Class Network

    Our datacenters use a multi-gigabit carrier-neutral network for maximum performance and redundancy, an end-to-end Juniper hardware network with constant extra capacity, proactive firewalls, load balancers, a 24/7 GNOC, and more to make sure you’re stable.

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    Proactive Security

    With a combination of security rules, proactive firewall policies, rebootless kernel updates, hardened PHP versions, enterprise-grade hardware, we have some of the most secure servers in the business.

VMWare Private Cloud Example Architechtures

Although every private cloud is different in it’s specifics, there are some basic architectural similarities that must exist due to the underlying technologies. Below are some examples to give you some insight as to how our Private Clouds operate. A single node cloud will run off of a hardware RAID card to give it storage redundancy and performance, while a multi-node cloud will employ VMWare’s vSAN technology. In vSAN, each node presents single Enterprise hard dirves to VMWare which binds these into a virtual SAN/virtual RAID that stretches across the cloud. Each node also has an SSD for hot-caching of commonly used data, allowing that cache data to be served at SSD speeds.
Cloud Architecture: Single VMWare Node

Single Node VMWare Private Cloud

 

In a single node VMWare Private cloud, the VMWare hypervisor is installed diretly onto the server hardware as the underlying “operating system”.  The hypervisor then allows the CPU cores, memory and disk space to be utilized to run as many VMs as your resources can handle. In many cases, a single CPU core can be split between several VMs, as a VM is not likely to be 100% utilized 24/7, and therefore a cloud is not necessarily bound by the number of cores and amount of RAM that it has. This increases the efficiency of the base hardware by a factor of several times.

Cloud Architecture: VMWare Multi-Node with vSAN

Multi-Node VMWare Private Cloud

 

A multi-node VMWare Private cloud works on the same principles as the single VMWare Private Cloud with the additions of more nodes (minimum 3, maximum 8) and the fact that instead of hardware RAID cards, each node presents several hard drives and a single SSD used for hot-caching commonly used data. The vSAN technology combines these individual drives into a virtual RAID and virtual SAN with one large storage pool. Each node uses it’s Enterprise SSD to hot cache any reads or writes, allowing commonly used data for VMs to run at SSD speeds. This gives you the storage capability of spindle drives with the performance of SSDs without investing in an all flash architechture.

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Updated on 2015-09-02T20:07:26+00:00, by vintagedon.