European IaaS cloud service where

You only pay for what you use.

  • Memory, CPU
    512 MB, CPU
  • Disk Space
    10 GB
  • Total

    29.90 € / month, 1.90 € / hour

Flexible Infrastructure Services, Hour Based Billing

UpCloud is a European cloud infrastructure provider that prides itself on world-class technology and pricing. Our customers are not bound by artificial restrictions and for example, server resources on instance amounts, memory and disk space can be adjusted freely.

As an UpCloud customer, you can also be sure that your servers are deployed fast. A typical Linux-server deployment is less than 60 seconds - a world record in its class!

See next: High Performance

Excellent CPU- and IO-Performance 24/7

At UpCloud, we only sell dedicated server resources. Our customers can be sure that the server resources they have ordered offer consistently great performance, during the theoretical peak hours as well as the non-peak hours.

In addition, the storage system used in our service is truly unique: the whole system has been hand crafted with love. Our developers have focused greatly on the typical challenges and pitfalls in the cloud environment, such as scalability, random IO load and redundancy.

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A Completely Redundant and Self-Healing System, Backed Up by a 100% SLA Agreement

The infrastructure behind UpCloud is designed to be fully redundant. We have resolved redundancy issues, for example, by duplicating critical server, storage and network devices, and by using smart application-level load-sharing and fault-management algorithms as well as high-level data centres.

Additionally, our service has the most comprehensive SLA agreement in the market, so our customers can feel safe that the services they use will run smoothly 24/7 throughout the year. However, should there be any unplanned interruptions to our service, we shall reimburse fifty times the level of service fees for the duration.

See next: Easy to Manage

Easy to Use, But With Lots of Features

Everything can be controlled through the UpCloud Control Panel. With the Control Panel, you can manage server resources, such as deploying servers, scaling, and changing network and storage settings, in a simple and effortless way. The tool also enables you to view server statistics, as well as server operation and invoicing reports. We also have apps for iPhone and Android platforms so you have quick control even when you are on the road. More demanding management solutions can be created through our API.

See next: Affordable

Pay As You Go With Competitive Prices

We only charge you for actual use, based on hourly billing. Whether you need ten servers for the long term or just one for four hours, we've got it covered! Regardless of the lifetime of the server, your invoicing reports will confirm that we have billed you just for the resources you have used.

Also due to our proprietary technology, we have highly competitive prices internationally!

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UpCloud is a versatile service with many great features. Because we want everyone to test our service to find how well it can work for you, we offer a free 14-day trial period. No credit card is required, you only need to register.

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After massive AWS and Google price drops, UpCloud is still more competitive

March 27, 2014

UpCloud lowered its prices in London dramatically earlier this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight how competitive those prices actually are. Both Google and Amazon Web Services announced price reductions this week in an attempt to maintain their image of price leadership.

In the tables below, we have compared UpCloud’s pricing to first Amazon Web Services (AWS) and then to Google. For clarity’s sake we have omitted the instance specifications from the table, but you can dive into those on Amazon’s website or on Google’s Cloud Engine website. UpCloud can match configurations from both companies as our customers are able to freely define their server resources.

Amazon Web Services
General purpose (Current Generation with SSD storage), Ireland

Instance €/30 days (AWS) €/30 days (UC) UpCloud’s advantage, €
m3.medium 40.22 22.70* 17.52
m3.large 80.44 47.80 32.64
m3.xlarge 160.89 90.80 70.09
m3.2xlarge 321.77 181.60 140.17

* UpCloud’s Instance with 10GB of SSD, AWS with 4GB.

You can clearly see that especially with regards to the high performance servers, UpCloud’s price advantage is clear. We really do stand behind our words in offering high performance, redundant, cloud computing at a very attractive price. It is always worth diving deeper into the prices instead of comparing the smaller configurations available, as Amazon Web Services and Google really seem to price their larger instances at higher premiums.

Amazon Web Services
General purpose (Previous Generation with HDD storage), Ireland

Instance €/30 days (AWS) €/30 days (UC) UpCloud’s advantage, €
m1.small 24.55 23.48 1.07
m1.medium 49.62 43.36 6.26
m1.large 99.25 85.56 13.69
m1.xlarge 197.97 168.96 29.01

When compared with HDD storage, UpCloud’s advantage isn’t as high as in comparing servers with SSD storage. However, it has to be remembered that with UpCloud, your data is more securely stored. Amazon Web Services outlines for example that your data is lost for good if the drive attached fails, or you stop the EBS backed instance or terminate it. We believe no customer should risk their data with such technology.

At UpCloud your data is always stored on two separate storage backends which are constantly synchronised. Therefore if your server experiences a drive failure, an automatic failover takes place and your server continues to serve content happily. Oh, and these storage backends are further RAID-secured to add another layer of redundancy.

Google Cloud Platform – Compute Engine,
Standard Instance types

Instance €/30 days (Google) €/30 days (UC) UpCloud’s advantage, €
n1-standard-1 40.22 23.36 16.86
n1-standard-2 80.44 44.06 36.38
n1-standard-4 160.89 85.46 75.43
n1-standard-8 321.77 168.26 153.51
n1-standard-16 643.55 333.86 309.69

Note: All UpCloud instances include at least 10GB of HDD storage. Google’s instances do not include storage. Google’s pricing does not include sustained use discounts.

Google comes into the game with slightly larger instances at the top end, however the price advantage for UpCloud is clear. At the high end, you can have double the capacity at UpCloud what you can have at Google.

It is true that both Google and Amazon Web Services offer reduced prices for those who commit to longer terms. We believe this is a dramatic step back from one of the core benefits of using cloud computing – flexibility. You should be able to run your servers for a matter of few hours or a month and be always sure that you get an attractive price, without having to jump through hoops to achieve those prices. At UpCloud, we only have one price and you always pay for what you use.

Give UpCloud a try using our 14-day free trial.

Notes on calculations:
All prices are in euros and calculated with a conversion rate of 1 USD=0.7255 euros. Comparison done on 27th of March, 2014. UpCloud’s server prices include CPU, memory, storage and IP-address pricing. 30 days equals to 720 hours of runtime.

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