Cost

Costing was changed in 2016 to match costing in the new service -  EduCloud Server Service - see here for more details it.ubc.ca/services/web-servers-storage/educloud-server-service/pricing-model

The following info is out of date, but left here for reference.

The cost depends on the options selected when ordering your virtual server.

Component Options
CPU Specified in 1 CPU increments
Memory Specified in 1 GB increments
System Disk 32/64/96 GB (High Performance)
Virtual Network Interface Specify the quantity needed
Operating System

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2

Ubuntu Server 64.04 LTS

Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Additional Storage

High Performance and Standard Performance available

Specified in GBs and includes off-site backups. Typical sizes are 50/100/250 GB

Specifications and Pricing

You can request a server using the following pricing:

  • 1 CPU $50.00 per year
  • 1 GB Memory $25.00 per year
  • 32 GB System Disk (High Performance) $25.00 per year

Additional storage:

  • $0.80 per GB per year (High Performance)
  • $0.35 per GB per year (Standard Performance)

Examples

Pricing Model Definition 1 Year Price 3 Year Price *
CPU Memory Additional Storage
Base 1
1 GB 0 GB $100 $300
Medium 2 2 GB 32 GB (Standard Performance) $186 $560
Large 2 4 GB 64 GB (Standard Performance) $248 $742

* The 3 year price bundle allows researchers to purchase in one lump sum, when the grant funds arrive (assuming a 3 year refresh cycle), and can be extended to a 5 years or more. For example, if a researcher wanted a base server and the grant timeframe was 5 years, then they could do $100*5 in a lump sum, if they choose.