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Cloud Shards – $7/month 1GB in Los Angeles, Buffalo and Dallas, storage offers inside

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: October 28, 2013 @ 12:37 am, by Maarten Kossen

cloudshardsHarry, from CloudShards has sent in the following OpenVZ plans (backup plans inside) which are available in Los Angeles, Buffalo and Dallas. No coupon code is required for any of these offers.

OpenVZ 512MB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 35GB RAID10 Disk space
  • SSD Disk Cache (LA ONLY)
  • 700GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 64 IPv6 (Dallas only)
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Price – $5/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo
  • Order Los Angeles
OpenVZ 1024MB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 50GB RAID10 Disk space
  • SSD Disk Cache (LA ONLY)
  • 900GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 64 IPv6 (Dallas only)
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Price – $7/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo
  • Order Los Angeles

Cloud Shards are based in Sydney, Australia and have been around for over a year now. They’re a legally registered entity in Australia and are also GST registered, which means Australian customers have to pay 10% GST. In addition to that, Cloud Shards is also a registered LLC (Cloud Shards DBA Query Foundry, LLC) in the state of Wyoming, USA. Cloud Shards have been featured multiple times before and has positive comments from the community. They also own their own IP space from ARIN,

Buffalo and Dallas nodes have a E3-1270v2 CPU and 32GB ECC RAM. All drives are WD RE4 and configured in RAID10 with a battery backup unit. Los Angeles is a new chapter in the company since it features 100% owned colocated hardware running dual E5-2630L CPUs, 96GB ECC RAM and 8x SSD-Cached hard drives configured in RAID10 with BBU.

The add-ons are flexible as well for the OpenVZ plans:

Extra IP: $1.50USD/month
Extra HDD: $1.00USD/10GB/month
Extra Bandwidth: $2.50USD/50GB/month

Cloud Shards also offer these backup plans, which are perfect for off-site data storage:

OpenVZ Storage 100GB

  • 1 CPU Core @50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 192MB vSwap
  • 100GB RAID 60 Disk space
  • 400GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Price – $3.85/Month
  • Order Los Angeles
OpenVZ Storage 200GB

  • 1 CPU Core @50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 192MB vSwap
  • 200GB RAID 60 Disk space
  • 800GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Price – $6.25/Month
  • Order Los Angeles

The backup plans comes with the following add-on options:

Extra HDD: $1.50USD/50GB/month
Extra Bandwidth: $2.50USD/50GB/month

CloudShards accept payments via PayPal and Payza. They offer a 7 day no questions asked refund policy and provide a 99.9% uptime SLA. IPv6 is only available in Texas. You can view more of their budget plans here and backup plans here. 64 IPv6 are provisioned in the start and more can be requested via support tickets. Extra IPs, disk and bandwidth can be ordered at checkout. Anything legal in the USA 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:

You can find test IP addresses, test files and test their network via these Looking Glasses:

Buffalo, NY, USA (Colocrossing): http://ny.lg.cloudshards.net/
Dallas, TX, USA (Internap): http://tx.lg.cloudshards.net/ (IPv6 ready)
Los Angeles, CA, USA (MultaCOM): http://ca.lg.cloudshards.net

26 Comments

  1. Lucas:

    Still same template, used by UGVPS and many others and not care about

    October 28, 2013 @ 1:58 am | Reply
    • Alex:

      Yeah, agreed, such company should be twicely avoided.

      1) Public template
      2) Australian Company ?! How do they manage their dedicated server even if they are leased ?
      3) OpenVZ ?! OMG!!!111

      October 28, 2013 @ 3:44 am | Reply
      • Thanks for your concerns.

        1) We understand it is great to be unique and have a custom website. However at this point, other priority, such as providing better services for customers has taken place.

        2) We lease some servers and own some servers. Los Angeles is fully colocated and owned. Australian doesn’t mean we cannot manage servers. Our staff take shifts and we also have staff around the globe to help out. We’re also Query Foundry, LLC registered in Wyoming, USA.

        3) OpenVZ is still the most popular and used by most as it’s easy to use and low resources. We have already released KVM products in some ways :) You’ll find out shortly. Stay tuned.

        October 28, 2013 @ 4:25 am | Reply
        • Alex:

          Just to say, I’m sure your services are great and all, I just hate the excuse of;

          ‘However at this point, other priority, such as providing better services for customers has taken place.’

          I’ve heard that from providers before, and it does not even take that much effort to get a redesign done, even if you outsource it to someone to do it for you, it takes little effort that would actually effect services at all.

          I’d be worried if redesigning a site would alter services? It’s just a stupid excuse/comeback.

          October 28, 2013 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
          • The design is done. The site is done. What we need is an upgrade of the support/billing system and also to move it to better infrastructure.

            We recently acquired Versatile IT as you may or may not know. We’ve been working on merging their support/billing system first to get those customers back in action.

            Thanks for the feedback!

            October 28, 2013 @ 8:21 pm
      • seriesn:

        Whatever you are sniffing, I want that.

        October 28, 2013 @ 8:59 am | Reply
        • seriesn:

          This was in response to Alex btw.

          October 28, 2013 @ 9:15 am | Reply
  2. The Ninja:

    Some of the comments here are utterly ridiculous.

    +1 for Cloud Shards, they hosted my main ownCloud server for sometime and performance and uptime were always excellent.

    October 28, 2013 @ 7:17 am | Reply
    • dano:

      The network from here to the node in Dallas is pretty good — wish I was an openvz fan, or I would gobble one up.

      October 28, 2013 @ 10:32 am | Reply
      • I hear you. A lot of customers have asked for kvm. Once we finish our infrastructure upgrades in Dallas, it will be rolled out. After the new website of course :)

        October 28, 2013 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
  3. John:

    is that a /64 IPv6 range or literally 64 IPs?

    October 28, 2013 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
    • We won’t be able to provision /64 without kvm, which isn’t on offer yet.

      October 28, 2013 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  4. kyaky:

    would love to try if I didn’t have to pay for GST. sigh

    October 29, 2013 @ 11:28 am | Reply
  5. rDNS:

    Note that they dont support rDNS for IPv6 :(

    October 30, 2013 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  6. rDNS:

    Just a heads up, they don’t support rDNS on their ipv6 addresses :(

    October 31, 2013 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
  7. Old Customer:

    Horrible provider, take over companies and fuck over users.

    My recommendation, run from this provider, they will try to stick it to you, without even a courtesy spit.

    November 5, 2013 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Hi, can you please explain what happened? If there are issues let us know. At the moment we’re working on all migrations / improvements and there are no known major issues outstanding.

      If you are angry over resource reduction from Versatile IT, I’d like to make an open apology here as per the email sent out. We can’t provide unsustainable offers. This is why companies close. We choose to stick to our pricing / offers and best match what’s available. We already heavily discount all matching offers. Sorry for the inconvenience.

      November 7, 2013 @ 4:34 am | Reply
  8. Adrian:

    I have a bunch of vps’s from them, always sort out all my queries within minutes, fantastic customer service.

    They are a little more expensive, but the service they provide makes up for it.

    Been a subscriber of theirs for over a year.

    November 7, 2013 @ 4:43 am | Reply
    • Thanks for the great feedback and it’s great doing business with you. We can’t make everyone happy but we try our best to please who we can.

      November 10, 2013 @ 8:34 am | Reply
  9. Kingsley:

    I want to buy VPS, new to it. I see:
    1 CPU Core @50%
    192MB RAM
    192MB vSwap
    100GB RAID 60 Disk space

    Can someone explain it to me or point me where I can read it up? Thanks

    November 9, 2013 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  10. Storage VPS and Los Angeles VPS has been restocked.

    November 12, 2013 @ 5:11 am | Reply
  11. I want to buy VPS, new to it. I see:
    4 CPU Core
    4GB RAM
    4GB vSwap
    100GB RAID 60 Disk space
    5000GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps

    Can someone explain it to me or point me where I can read it up? Thanks

    November 16, 2013 @ 11:57 am | Reply
  12. This is one technology that I would love to be able to use for myself. It’s definitely a cut above the rest and I can’t wait until my provider has it. Your insight was what I needed.Thanks

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:06 am | Reply

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