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SimplifiedServer

Here at RedBridge, we want to be the natural choice for operation, development and infrastructure for organisations with complex IT environments and a business-critical online presence.

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Pay for the time you use

We only charge for what you use, be it virtual machines or bandwidth. For the sake of simplicity, we've divided the various offerings into different configurations, each of them having different amounts of RAM and different numbers of processors (cores).

Configurations

Prices start at SEK 0.08 per hour for the "micro" configuration, which includes 500 MHz vCPU, 250 MB RAM and 10 GB of storage space. The biggest configuration at the moment is "2xlarge", which gives you 8*2GHz vCPU, 32GB RAM and 10 GB of storage space for SEK 4.86 per hour. If you need more storage space, you can buy as much as you want.

Virtual machine stopped

We won't continue to take payment when you shut down a virtual machine. If you want to have the option of starting the virtual machine later, you can have it "stopped" – in that case, you'll only pay for the storage.

Operating systems

A large number of different operating system templates such as Linux and MS Windows Server are available to our customers. An additional licence charge of SEK 0.50 per hour is payable for MS Windows Server, e.g.

Storage space

RedBridge Compute offers two different types of storage space – Primary storage space and Secondary storage space. Primary is used for virtual machines and your data disks, while Secondary is used for snapshots and templates. Primary storage space costs SEK 1.50 per GB and month, while Secondary costs SEK 0.75 per GB and month.

Network traffic

RedBridge Compute charges SEK 0.30 per GB for outbound traffic, but there's no charge for inbound traffic.

IP addresses

The service includes one IP address. If you want more, they cost SEK 0.04 per hour.

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Human support

RedBridge Cloud is a self-service facility. This means that as the user of the services, you'll manage your solutions as if the virtual machine were located in your own data centre or computer room. RedBridge guarantees the availability of the service, but it's important for you to build an environment in which you utilise the functions available to you. If you want to make backups of your data, you can use the snapshot function in Simplified Server.

It's important for you to be aware that a Swedish company is behind RedBridge Cloud, and you can always turn to us. Besides the RedBridge Cloud service, we can add our Premium services – this means that we can run your solution for you.

We offer human support, so we're pretty special. One of our regular staff can always give you a response, and there's no risk of you ending up lost in some kind of automated voicemail system. The person you'll speak to will have played an active part in the development of your service and will therefore be able to help you with your questions. They'll also know how we can help you to run your solution.

If you need any help with our service, please call our office – someone will be available to help you between 8am and 5pm on weekdays. You're welcome to send an email at any other time. If you can describe your query/problem in as much detail as possible, this will help us to help you as quickly as possible.

Our SLA is 99.9% and covers the components on which RedBridge Cloud is based: data centres, electricity, networks, servers and storage space.

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Full control with the Control Panel and the Portal

You'll be given access to a control panel so that you can get started and work with RedBridge Compute resources. This control panel allows you to manage your RedBridge Compute resources easily. Start, stop and create new virtual machines directly from your browser.

Control Panel

The Control panel gives you an overview of the resources you're using in RedBridge Compute. You can configure and manage your entire cloud.

Create virtual networks and manage public and private resources in them. Manage your virtual machines, templates and snapshots.

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The Portal

RedBridge Portal allows you to manage users for RedBridge Compute. You'll also maintain full control over your costs. Your running costs in RedBridge Compute are shown clearly.

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Create scalable solutions

You can use RedBridge Cloud to create modular redundancy in a multilayer architecture. RedBridge Cloud is ideal for development and testing, but we're sure you've already discovered that. Now your solution is complete and you want to deploy it. You have a number of possible courses of action, and there are a few questions that you have to answer.

  • How many simultaneous users will your solution have?
  • What are your uptime requirements for the site?

Depending on your answers, you can opt to run on one server or create a redundant solution involving several servers. In a redundant solution, the application is divided over several layers. The proprietary code, an intermediate layer consisting of e.g. front ends (Apache httpd), back ends (Tomcat) or some other application server and a database. There may also be a cache layer, some kind of plain text search engine, etc.

Basing your solution on components usually makes it possible to separate these from one another in a multilayer architecture; in other words, using different layers for your code, front ends, back ends or equivalent plus the database. On your front-end server, you might have a cache layer to provide users with rapid access to static data.

But what happens if your back-end server goes down? There's no redundancy, so your solution won't work. You need two or more servers of each layer in order to create redundancy. To help you, you need a load balancer that can distribute the load over the various components. RedBridge Cloud enables you to create this solution. There's a built-in load balancer that you can use, and you can also use the built-in firewall to improve security. Click on the following link to find out how to create a redundant environment in a multilayer architecture.

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Swedish legislation

RedBridge is a Swedish company, with data centres and data in Sweden. Our traffic runs on redundant links within Sweden. We use Swedish Internet infrastructure suppliers to prevent traffic crossing Sweden's borders. What does this mean for you as a customer, and what Swedish laws could affect you?

Constitutional protection

The RedBridge Cloud infrastructure is sited in Sweden and subject to Swedish law. All data is stored in Sweden. This gives you security as we're subject to Swedish legislation, with constitutional protection for data. If any authority/organisation, be it Swedish or international, tries to access the data, this constitutes a breach of Swedish legislation.

The Data Retention Directive

Other rules controlling when data can be intercepted or analysed, e.g. the Data Retention Directive, require suspicion of a crime. The Data Retention Directive relates to subscriber information for telephone services and Internet suppliers (e.g. which IP addresses were held by every customer at any given time), which RedBridge can be forced to issue if any crime is suspected.

FRA

The FRA Act regulates signal intelligence via cables and relates to information passing Sweden's borders via the Internet, for example. FRA won't intercept your traffic as long as you're located in Sweden.

Warranty

The FRA Act regulates signal intelligence via cables and relates to information passing Sweden's borders via the Internet, for example. FRA won't intercept your traffic as long as you're located in Sweden.