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Get your free CloudPath cloud server from Pathway and set up your own secure “virtual data centre”. Hosted in Pathway’s Tier III, SOC 2 & ISO certified Data Center, you now have everything you need to host your commercial applications in the cloud.
This is not a “trial” set-up. It is designed to host production environments!
Your virtual machine (VM) is combined with other vital services and features to create a “virtual data centre” in the cloud. Here is what you get:
- One virtual machine based on Hyper-V technology
- Windows server 2008 R2 standard (64bit) or Windows Server 2012 R2
- 1 static IP address
- One SQL database with 10 GB of storage – no SQL license fees
- 200 GB bandwidth per month
- Azure Pack User Portal for client self-administration
- Detailed setup and user guides
Your VM includes the following resources:
4 GB RAM
80 GB Storage
Built in Firewall
Your cloud server includes a full Administration Portal. The easy to use Portal allows you to create, modify and bring down virtual machines and purchase additional resources any time, and from anywhere. The Portal also allows you to create snapshots of your virtual machines (counted against the total storage available to you).
USAGE AND APPLICATIONS
Your cloud server is setup in a fully tested commercial cloud environment. Use it any way you wish:
- Host production environments
- Employ it for disaster recovery or for offsite backups
- In a hybrid configuration if you are already using another cloud provider.
- Share secure company files
- As a development sandbox: publish code with one click
- Provision your SQL server as a standalone service with no license costs.
Your cloud server is perfectly suited for:
CloudPath uses the same Microsoft Azure technology trusted by thousands of companies, including Fortune 500 enterprises across the world. Here are some of the benefits of using CloudPath:
- Reduce risk of data loss – automate data backup; implement and test disaster recovery
- Reduce costs: spin up servers in minutes; automate processes
- Increase productivity: utilize resources better: use only what you need
- Increase flexibility and scalability: add and change resources on the fly.
- Increase convenience: Use the Administration Portal from anywhere, anytime
- Increase reliability: Forget downtime. Your server sits in a highly secure, Tier III data centre
- Avoid obsolescence: Use the latest commercial software and hardware
Try CloudPath. Compare it to your current setup
A comparable Microsoft Azure public cloud server would cost you $169.17 per month! Get yours today!
HOW TO ENROLL
Enrolment is quick and easy. Our goal is to set up your account within 2 business days of receiving your request.
- Complete the online form at bottom of this page
- Our Provisioning Team will verify your contact and account details to ensure your security and will then set up your account.
- Once your account is created you will be emailed your user portal credentials and a welcome kit that includes a getting started guide
INSTALLATION ASSISTANCE. ONGOING SUPPORT
CloudPath is a self-service offering. Pathway does not provide free onboarding assistance or free ongoing technical support. Onboarding is a relatively easy process for a qualified IT Administrator. Should you require onboarding assistance or ongoing technical support, we will be pleased to provide these to Pathway Internet clients at preferred rates.
Our low-cost, monthly support packages will help you deal with technical issues relating to your cloud IT infrastructure. Call our sales department at 416-214-6363 and select option 1 from the main menu to speak with one of our Sales Engineers to find out more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is a firewall included?
Yes, CloudPath Hyper-V servers are all provisioned behind a firewall.
What if i need more servers or system resources?
Additional resources can be purchased at the following rates:
- CPU $21.50/month per v-core
- RAM $2.30/month per GB
- Storage $0.30/month per GB
- Bandwidth: $15/TB of data
- Static IPs $5/month per IP
- MSSQL Database (10GB) $10/month per database
Your free CloudPath server comes with a free commercial Windows Server license and an MS SQL database. If you need Microsoft licenses for your applications (such as MS Exchange) or Windows Server licenses for other for additional Virtual Machines please contact our Sales Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. These are available on payment of low monthly fees.
In the future, we will offer a software catalogue which you can use to easily purchase resources using a credit card.
What help guides are included?
Pathway includes user documents and an onboarding kit. This should be sufficient for an IT Administrator to install, test and use CloudPath without assistance. The Administration Portal allows easy setup and management of virtual machines, networking components and databases.
As indicated above, this is a free service. We will be more than happy to assist with technical migration and support issues at preferred rate of $100 per hour (available Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm). Contact email@example.com for all CloudPath support and migration options.
Can we get a static IP address?
One static IP address is included free of charge. Additional IP addresses may be purchased for $5.00 per month
How much will my CloudPath service cost if I cancel my Pathway Internet service?
The cost of the free virtual machine along with the other resources included in the configuration is $82.45 per month. For this fee, your resources in our cloud are reserved. Monthly fees for additional servers or resources are paid regardless of usage or how many times your virtual machine was turned off. This provides you with continuity and an estimation of what your costs will be, each month.