1&1 Virtual Server Cloud: virtual server on a new platform
State-of-the-art server technology with cloud advantages for a low price
1&1 (www.1and1.com), the leading web hosting provider in Europe and one of the largest hosters worldwide, renews its virtual server portfolio. With the 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud, 1&1 now offers virtual servers based on the powerful 1&1 cloud platform. The new server offering benefits private users and freelancers who are looking for a simple, easy-to-use server solution at an attractive price. 1&1 offers the Virtual Server Cloud with pre-configured resources, providing packages from S (1 vCPU, 512 MB RAM, 30 GB SSD-Storage) to XXL (4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, 160 GB SSD-Storage). The packages start at a price of $4.99 per month.
“Our cloud platform’s success, and the feedback on it, are great. That is why 1&1 gives even more customers access to this powerful infrastructure,” explains Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE. “The new virtual server provides beginners with the best possible performance, in combination with the easiest handling, at a very attractive price.”
Cloud advantages for Virtual Server customers
With the launch of the new infrastructure, 1&1 shares many of the Cloud platform’s advantages with its customers. This includes the most high-quality components currently in the market, and dedicated resources enabling customers to use the booked performance whenever they want. 1&1 solely uses VMware’s virtualization technology for its servers—along with modern Intel Xeon processors and 100 percent SSD SAN storage, which are more reliable in protecting the system against downtime and significantly faster than traditional systems. The new 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud features cPanel and Plesk as software for server administration.
Security is one of the 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud’s most important aspects. To protect their infrastructure, customers can define individual firewall rules to grant dedicated access to their server.
The 1&1 Cloud Server’s ease-of-use has been transferred to the 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud by running the administration of the 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud via the well-structured Cloud Panel. Its intuitive user interface makes it easy for beginners to manage their server components. Leveraging the cloud technology’s most significant attributes, the Cloud Panel can be accessed anytime, from anywhere.
View all technical data of the available pre-configured packages:
Package RAM vCPU SSD-Storage Price / month S 512 MB 1 vCore 30 GB $4.99 M 1 GB 1 vCore 50 GB $9.99 L 2 GB 2 vCores 80 GB $19.99 XL 4 GB 2 vCores 120 GB $29.99 XXL 8 GB 4 vCores 160 GB $39.99
With the Virtual Server Cloud’s launch, customers benefit from a discount of up to 50 percent. This special offer includes full twelve months in combination with the sign-up of a twelve month contract term.
Data protection according to US standards
Customers are able to choose the data center in which their virtual machine is hosted. Besides the US, 1&1 offers data centers in Germany and Spain as well. All 1&1 Data Centers are certified according to the international standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013. In addition, customer data is processed in accordance to US data protection law, in line with US data protection regulations. This doesn’t change when customers choose to store and process their data in Europe.
July 25, 2016
1&1 Cloud Community | 1&1 Cloud Server | ask | Cloud | Collaboration | community | develop | Docker | learn | partners | Security1&1 to launch Cloud Community
24/7 availability of expert advice provided by users and 1&1 experts
In order to support customers more than ever before, 1&1 (1and1.com), one of the leading web hosters worldwide, announces today the introduction of its very own cloud community. The 1&1 Cloud Community offers a platform for both current 1&1 customers and general users interested in cloud products who are looking for support and advice for their product. There, 1&1 experts share an extensive amount of knowledge with users in order to support and activate customers to share their knowledge as well. The platform provides the opportunity to get connected, exchange information and collaborate with other users and 1&1 product experts in order to solve challenges efficiently and at any time.
“Providing the 1&1 Cloud Community to our customers is the next step in our strategy to help users be successful on the web,” says Robert Hoffmann, CEO, 1&1 Internet SE. “We are excited to foster the interaction between our experts, who share their extensive knowledge, and experienced users on every question that occurs around our flagship product, the 1&1 Cloud Server.”
The 1&1 Cloud Community will mainly focus on recent topics such as Docker and security. In order to provide relevant and unique content, 1&1 will also work with partners. For example, experienced experts from Microsoft will provide a detailed series on the “Top Ten Security Rules for Microsoft Server 2012” which is completely off-the-shelf.
The 1&1 Cloud Community is separated in three parts:
- Learn: This area offers an extensive base of know-how around the 1&1 cloud offering. Customers can find How-to’s and tutorials – both cover product-related and general questions that can occur while working with the innovative 1&1 Cloud Server. Users can comment on each of the articles in order to receive helpful tips from 1&1 experts and other users.
- Develop: This section is targeted at very tech-savvy users by providing Software Development Kits (SDKs) in different programming languages. They are all available on GitHub including various helpful tools and libraries. Additionally, 1&1 provides the Docker Machine Driver as well as the 1&1 Cloud Server API documentation.
- Ask: This part of the 1&1 Community encourages customers to share their thoughts and knowledge and discuss challenges and issues they’re facing with 1&1 experts and other users. Every 1&1 Cloud Server customer can easily login with the 1&1 account and find consultation and professional help anytime.
Learn more about the 1&1 Cloud Community at https://www.1and1.com/cloud-community
July 20, 2016
1&1 Cloud Server | 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting | Cloud | cloud hosting | Container | Docker | hostingFree configuration of software component: 1&1 launches Managed Cloud Hosting
Maximum flexibility, security and performance thanks to container technology /// Ongoing maintenance and updating of the systems by 1&1 expert team
1&1 (www.1and1.com), the leading web hosting provider in Europe and one of the largest hosters worldwide, further expands its cloud portfolio by now offering 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting. Based on the renowned 1&1 Cloud Server infrastructure, customers benefit from an easy-to-use, yet flexible cloud solution that brings no administration effort. 1&1 provides maintenance and continuous updates of customer systems, so that web projects are always up to date. The 1&1 Managed Cloud Server costs just five dollars more per month than the standard Cloud Server offering, while the used server resources are billed per minute as usual.
“With our 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting we support our customers even more in managing their web projects. Since they no longer have to stop with the administration of their systems, they can fully concentrate on their core business”, says Robert Hoffman, CEO 1 & 1 Internet SE. “The used container technology Docker makes their cloud infrastructure more agile, increases the availability of their online services and helps them to be even more successful on the internet.”
Key technology Docker
1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting builds on the Docker container technology. To be able to find the appropriate server infrastructure for their project, experienced customers, web developers, experts and agencies have the option to freely configure the software component. A server stack as required – this becomes real with the powerful 1&1 Cloud platform. Customers can choose between several pre-configured stacks or select their stack individually. Currently more than 20 stack combinations are already possible here, which are constantly being expanded and tested for compatibility. Moreover, customers can individually configure each stack of every single virtual machine (VM) and are able to book additional VMs to the minute. Apart from that, users are free to choose their server resources such as CPU, memory and SSD storage and thus, scale the performance of their infrastructure according to their needs. A scaling of the components is possible even during operation.
The used container technology not only boosts the performance of the customers systems, but also its availability. Individual containers function independently from each other and share access to the same system software. This allows for example to update one single container, while the other components continue running. In addition, the migration of applications between different systems is massively simplified. This results in significantly reduced downtime and a high level of security of the services operated on the cloud infrastructure.
Customers benefit from numerous features, if they choose the 1&1 Managed Cloud Service. The main features include:
- Managed stack updates, including update of the operating system
- Selectable data center (Germany, Spain, USA)
- Unlimited traffic at no extra charge
- SSL certificate included
- 24/7 expert support
- Performance and stack individually and at any time adaptable
- Simple administration via the intuitive 1&1 Cloud Panel
- FTP access
Transparent pricing as usual
The 1&1 Managed Cloud offer coincides in its product and price structure to that of the 1&1 Cloud Servers providing different instance packages from S to XL. The costs for the standard cloud server version are setting the basic price, while the management is an additional five dollars per server, per month. Each of the 1&1 Managed Cloud products is configured for specific use-cases varying in vCPU, RAM and SSD storage.
All technical data of the available pre-configured packages in a nutshell:
Package RAM vCPU SSD-Storage Price / month S 512 MB 1 vCore 30 GB 9.99 $ M 1 GB 1 vCore 40 GB 14.99 $ L 2 GB 2 vCores 80 GB 24.99 $ XL 4 GB 2 vCores 120 GB 34.99 $ FLEX 1-128 GB 1-16 vCores 20-500 GB from 20.84 $
In addition, users can choose the Flex model to have maximum flexibility in their resources’ scalability. The 1&1 Managed cloud offering is based on the established pay-per-use pricing model calculating costs minute-wise which can be tracked by customers using an interactive invoice tool. Here they see not only the used resources of the current month, but also the future development of their expenses. So customers always keep full control. There is no fixed term of the contract which can be terminated at any time.
1&1 Announces Collaboration with Intel on Innovative and Secure Cloud Platforms
1&1, the leading web hosting provider in Europe (http://www.1and1.com), today announced a technology collaboration with Intel. Together with Intel, 1&1 will develop and deliver optimized platforms for cloud and datacenter applications with a key focus on performance and innovative security solutions. In an effort to deploy differentiated secure services that will ensure the privacy and security of 1&1’s offerings, 1&1 and Intel will collaborate on a new security-enabled platform leveraging Intel’s Cloud Integrity Technology. This new technology will allow 1&1’s customers better control and visibility over their data hosted in 1&1’s cloud infrastructure.
In addition to security, 1&1 is working with Intel to optimize 1&1’s infrastructure to continuously improve the performance of their cloud offerings.
Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE, adds: “We are glad to cooperate with such a reputable company like Intel in order to further improve our innovative data center technology. The collaboration underlines our steady effort to provide the latest and cutting-edge technologies to our customers and elucidates the importance of our cloud strategy as a key factor for 1&1’s business success.”
“Through this collaboration utilizing Intel® Trusted Execution Technology on Intel® Xeon processors, 1&1 will be better able to deliver a more secure and trusted cloud offering, enabling customers to help meet local compliance and regulatory conditions,” says Raejeanne Skillern, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Cloud Service Provider Business.
The collaboration will also allow 1&1’s flagship product, the 1&1 Cloud Server, to be continuously improved in order to provide customers with the best possible performance. Additionally they will benefit from innovative security solutions designed to provide the highest possible level of privacy and security in the cloud.
1&1 expects first products deployed based on the joint collaboration throughout 2016
February 29, 2016
1&1 Cloud App Center | 1&1 Cloud Server | applications | Apps | Bitnami | Cloud | Cloud Spectator | developers | SMB1&1 Announces Partnership With Bitnami To Offer Cloud Marketplace Access
1&1, the leading web hosting provider in Europe and one of the largest hosters worldwide (www.1and1.com), has announced it has entered a business partnership with Bitnami (www.bitnami.com), a global provider of server applications and development environments, to offer 1&1 customers access to a marketplace of popular server applications.
With more than one million visitors per month, Bitnami provides one-click deployment for over 100 open source applications and server infrastructure for selected cloud infrastructure partners. The partnership with Bitnami will enable 1&1 to offer its customers a new cloud-based server infrastructure to build and run web applications and development stacks that can be installed with just a single click. With apps available centrally and deployment times shortened, the partnership makes 1&1’s feature-rich platform even more accessible than ever before.
Robert Hoffman, CEO 1&1 Internet SE said: “We wanted to provide the very best service for building and developing in the cloud so Bitnami was a natural fit when looking for a partner. With Bitnami, our customers can benefit from faster deployment and testing as well as easier management, allowing them to innovate quicker than ever before.”
Through the partnership, 1&1 will now be able to offer cloud applications as a standalone product, which will be 100 per cent scalable, able to grow and expand as required by businesses.
“1&1 has a fantastic heritage and a very competitive cloud portfolio, having recently been featured as the product with the best price/ratio value in the ‘2016 Cloud Vendor Benchmark’ by American analysts Cloud Spectator,” said Erica Brescia, COO of Bitnami. “We are happy to offer customers a robust cloud marketplace that is backed up by best-in-class cloud infrastructure”.
Bitnami’s portal and technology for app installations will offer 1&1 customers a wide selection of the latest apps along with a ‘no minimum term’ contract and a pay-per-minute payment model offering flexibility that was not available previously. Combined with the ease of scalability and the use case optimization, customers will find it easier than ever to build apps on the cloud. The offerings also come with unlimited traffic without any additional costs – a real USP as traffic above the exempt amount has to be paid in general. The partnership will provide a consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience when deploying any app, on the 1&1 Cloud Server whether an individual designing their first application or a department of a large organizations looking for an environment where new services can be developed and deployed frequently.
Flexible Web Hosting for All Needs: New 1&1 Cloud Server Packages Available from $4.99 Per Month
1&1, global leader among Web hosting providers, today offers four additional pre-configured packages of its 1&1 Cloud Server. In addition to the already established packages FLEX, M, L and XL, small and medium-sized businesses, start-ups, value added resellers, developers and agencies now benefit from a more favorable entry price and even greater flexibility. The new Cloud Servers – as well as the established configurations – have no minimum contract time and offer minute-based billing of the resources used, high-performance brand hardware as well as full flexibility. Even the entry level package, starting at a price of $4.99/month, offers a full performance scope including numerous integrated features such as unlimited traffic, integrated SSD storage and a load balancer. Customers may also consult the reliable and free 24/7 customer service.
Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet Inc, said, “After the very successful introduction of the 1&1 Cloud Server in the US market and in Mexico we witnessed a persistently strong demand for our cloud services, especially with regard to configurations for specific use cases. For that reason we decided to extend our cloud offer with four additional packages, in order to cover a wider range of application areas.”
The four new packages at a glance
With the configuration “S,” 1&1 introduces a cloud server for testing environments: tests and applications which only need a limited amount of resources are optimally stored in the cloud – priced at $4.99/month. Customers benefit from the full feature set, while paying a very low entry price. Customers that need complex and performance-intensive applications can use larger packages with particularly high-performance: the configurations 3XL, 4XL and 5XL enable customers to host even bigger projects at a monthly fixed price – best performance guaranteed. The area of use cases ranges from hosting Web portals to comprehensive database operations. Moreover, media streaming can be operated easily within the cloud with the 3XL package, and the 5XL Cloud Server is ideal for applications with complex data processing.
The Application Programming Interface (API) of the 1&1 Cloud Server is useful to administrate big server packages. Customers working with a large number of virtual machines have the option to manage their servers via the API interface. Especially if the 1&1 Cloud Server is integrated within an existing IT infrastructure, the API interface facilitates the administration, and commands and policies can be entered conveniently.
New to the 1&1 Cloud Server are additional ISO images such as free BSD and the possibility to directly set up SQL Servers in the Cloud Panel.
The technical specifications of all 1&1 Cloud Server packages in comparison:
Further product information is available on the 1&1 Cloud Server Website.