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GoGrid Announces New Pricing & More Volume Discount Plans

November 10th, 2009 by - 10,409 views

Last week, we released a new version of GoGrid which includes new RAM Hour and Bandwidth Pricing Plans, included larger volume discounts. Further details of this released covered in this post are:

  • New RAM Hour and Bandwidth Pricing Plans
  • New Linux & Windows Base Images
  • Behind-the-scenes Performance Improvements

Read on for more details.

New RAM Hour and Bandwidth Pricing Plans

With this release, we are also making some changes (for the better) on our pricing plans. Coupled with this, we have now made it even easier to upgrade (or downgrade) your plans from within the GoGrid portal.

These new plans are listed below:

Server RAM Hours

Enterprise
Cloud

$9,999.99/mo.

Corporate
Cloud

$3,999.99/mo.

Business
Cloud

$999.99/mo.

Professional
Cloud

$199.99/mo.

Pay As
You Go

$0/mo.

Server RAM Hours Included
200,000
67,000
14,500
2,500
0
Effective Server RAM Cost/Hour
$0.05
$0.06
$0.07
$0.08
$0.19
Server RAM Hour Overage Fees *
$0.05
$0.07
$0.08
$0.09
$0.19
Annual Pre-Pay Discount
33%
33%
33%
33%
N/A
Annual Pre Pay Cost
$79,992
$31,992
$7,992
$1,592
N/A

* Annual pre-payment are still billed overage at the standard rate on a monthly basis.

Transfer

Transfer Allotment

Transfer
57 TB

$3,999/mo.

Transfer
20 TB

$1,999/mo.

Transfer
3.6 TB

$499/mo.

Transfer
500 GB

$99/mo.

Pay As
You Go

$0/mo.

Outbound Transfer GB Included
57 TB
20 TB
3.6 TB
500 GB
0
Effective Outbound Transfer Cost per GB
$0.07
$0.10
$0.14
$0.20
$0.29
Outbound Transfer Overage Cost per GB
$0.07
$0.14
$0.20
$0.29
$0.29
Inbound Transfer
FREE
FREE
FREE
FREE
FREE
Annual Pre-Pay Discount
33%
33%
33%
33%
N/A
Annual Pre Pay Cost
$31,992
$15,992
$3,992
$792
N/A

To access this new section of the portal, simply go to the My Account tab and select the Billing Tab.

GoGrid_top_nav

Within that page, you now have the ability to view all of the pricing options available for changing:

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Within that section, you will see you current RAM and Data Transfer Plans, which include the monthly charge and details of that plan.

GoGrid_current_plan2

To change either plan, simply click on the green Select button next to the plan that you want. After that, you will be walked through a series of screens to finalize your selection:

GoGrid_upgrade_step1

As you can see above, there are two options available when you upgrade to a Pre-Paid plan, paying Monthly or paying Yearly. Do note that doing a Yearly plan will save you about 33% over a monthly plan.

GoGrid_upgrade_confirm

Once you agree to the new Terms of Service and click the Confirm button, your upgrade will be sent to our team. Note that orders are reviewed and processed quickly, however, it is not an immediate process and could take 1 business day to complete.

The process for Data Transfer Plan upgrades (or downgrades) are the same as with the RAM Upgrade/Downgrade process. If you have questions about which plan or combination of plans works best for you, please contact a GoGrid Sales Representative.

New Windows and Linux Base Images

With this release we have also added support for the following new base images:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (32 & 64-bit images)
  • CentOS 5.3 Linux (32 & 64-bit images)
  • Windows 2003 SP2-R2 (32 & 64-bit images)
  • Windows 2008 SP2 (32 & 64-bit images)

Another change that you may see as you view the currently available images is the fact that there are fewer overall images. We have made the decision to focus our image support on root operating systems, and less on “stacks” that are essentially add-ons to the base system. So, you will see that various images that had stacks have been End of Lifed (EOL).

But, since you have full administrative and root access to any image that you deploy within GoGrid, you can install these stacks or any applications or code that you see fit. We believe that by focusing on root operating systems, we can provide a richer base infrastructure and leave the customizations to you. However, as our Partner program continues to grow, you will see many more images appear with a variety of great functions and features.

Other Improvements

We have made other “under the hood” improvements to GoGrid in general. Most important of these, multiple server deployment speeds have dramatically increased, allowing you to quickly scale out multiple servers in sequence.

If you have any questions about this release or other GoGrid features, please contact a member of our Sales organization or leave a comment on this post.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

2 Responses to “GoGrid Announces New Pricing & More Volume Discount Plans”

  1. Troy Mclure says:

    >> New Windows and Linux Base Images
    >> With this release we have also added support for the following new base images:
    >> * Windows 2003 SP2/R2 (32 & 64-bit images)

    Um, did u mean windows _2008_ SP2 and windows _2008_ R2 ??? not 2003?

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