Costing was changed in 2016 to match costing in the new service -  EduCloud Server Service - see here for more details

The following info is out of date, but left here for reference.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


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.