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Cloud Shards – $39/year 256MB OpenVZ in Sydney, Australia and more

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

cloudshardsHarry, from Cloud Shards, has sent in a ticket to inform us of the launch on their Sydney, Australia location!

1GB OpenVZ

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 21GB HDD space
  • 300GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5/month
  • Order here
256MB OpenVZ

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 8GB HDD space
  • 175GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $30/year
  • Order here
512MB OpenVZ

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 15GB HDD space
  • 250GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3.50/month
  • $35/year
  • Order here

These offers are all located in Equinix’s Sydney SY3 data center, one of the best-connected data centers in the region. Host nodes have the latest Intel Xeon E3 CPU, hard drives in RAID10 backed up by an LSI RAID card, and feature and SSD cache for improved speed to those files accessed the most.

Cloud Shards have been around for several years now. During that period they have grown quickly, to which the past acquisitions of FlipHost and Liquid Solutions has contributed. While located in Australia themselves, their focus was initially on the US market where they have quite an operation going on in Dallas. Reviews of Cloud Shards are mostly positive. If you share that experience (or don’t), we’d love to hear from you in the comments!


Cloud Shards accepts payments via PayPal and 2Checkout. They offer a 7 day no questions asked refund policy and provide a 99.9% uptime SLA. 8x IPv6 are provisioned by default and more can be requested via a support ticket. Anything legal in Australia is allowed. Tor Exit, IRC and public VPN/Proxy are not allowed. Be sure to take a look at their Terms of Service before signing up.

Network Information

Equinix Sydney SY3 – Sydney, Australia
Looking glass: http://nsw.lg.cloudshards.net
Carriers: Telstra, Optus, Vocus, NTT, major peers, and more to come

10 Comments

  1. rm:

    IPv4 fails to work at the LG (from/to it).

    Quite ironic, since more often it IPv6 that is down. :)

    July 9, 2015 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      “it’s IPv6” *

      Also seems to have started working now.

      July 9, 2015 @ 7:23 pm | Reply
  2. john:

    15 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 14000ms

    July 9, 2015 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  3. $39/year 256MB ??

    July 18, 2015 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
    • Mark:

      It’s in Australia!

      July 19, 2015 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
      • That’s correct. Australia is a more expensive location compared to EU / USA.

        July 20, 2015 @ 12:38 am | Reply
    • hostnoob:

      $30/yr

      July 28, 2015 @ 1:54 am | Reply
    • Gareth:

      Australia is a bit of a backwater when it comes to technology.

      November 12, 2015 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  4. Dan B,:

    This webiste is scam!

    March 9, 2016 @ 4:21 am | Reply

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