Cloud Servers offer high availability. Dedicated Servers do not. Since we have a true cloud product with redundant centralized storage we are able to migrate live virtual machines to other nodes without any downtime.
With Gigenetcloud Cloud Servers deploying a ready-to-use server is quick and easy. Simply select one of the many server types available, Select the software which you require and within a few minutes your entire Cloud Server is deployed, configured and ready for use!
To deploy a new dedicated server requires a significant amount of work and takes a long time. Hardware must be selected, hard drives, memory, and networking equipment must be installed. Then the hardware must be racked and plugged into power and network. Then software installation begins. Operating system must be installed, system upgrades and tweaks must be made. Individual software applications need to be installed, updated and configured. This entire process can take days or weeks depending on the level of complexity.
Gigenetcloud Cloud Servers are charged by the hour and you only pay for what you use. This means that servers can be deployed and destroyed within an hour and you will only be charged a few cents for the time the Cloud Server was active.
Deploying a dedicated server typically requires a setup fee or some sort of monthly/yearly contract. This means that if you want to deploy a new server for some quick testing or to accommodate a spike in load, you will be locked into paying for the server for longer than you needed it. This process can be very costly and limiting.
With Gigenetcloud Cloud Servers it is easy to vertically scale your Cloud Server by editing the amount of resources you want to give to the Cloud Server. Resizing your Cloud Server allows you to add or remove computing power, memory, & hard drive space in-place with the click of a button.
With traditional dedicated servers adding and removing resources can be very challenging, take a long time and cause downtime while your server is being modified. Upgrading a dedicated server requires building a new server, installing software, updating software, post installation procedures and then the final copy of your old server data to the new server. This process can produce many errors along the way and can take hours or days to complete.
Scaling your Cloud Server horizontally by load balancing across multiple web-server front ends can be easily achieved with the Gigenetcloud Templating feature. Simply create a template of your web server front end to create an identical front end Cloud Server node that can be used for load balancing. Templating can also be used to provision a new identical Cloud Server for testing purposes. Clone a new Cloud Server and test a code change without affecting your original Cloud Server!
A dedicated server requires physically building a new server, installing all required software and finally copying all customer data to the new hardware. This can take days to accomplish and can be very costly because it requires the user to lease redundant hardware on contract for months or even years.
Gigenetcloud puts all the tools needed to manage your Cloud Servers at your fingertips. Firewalls, Private Networking, Backups, Restoration, Monitoring, and Scaling can be easily performed from within your browser using the Gigenetcloud Portal. These features do not require an additional charge except for any hard disk storage that may be used.
It can sometimes feel like you get nickel-&-dimed to death with traditional dedicated servers because every additional service is charged and typically requires a monthly/yearly contract. If you need a new firewall, you’ll need to lease a dedicated hardware firewall. If you want to connect your servers together, you’ll need to lease a private switch or pay for a private network connections. If you want pro-active service monitoring, you’ll need to purchase a third party monitoring tool.