1&1 has increased the flexibility of its already
industry-leading Dynamic Cloud Server (DCS), as configurations for “essential
features” (like CPU or RAM) can now be scaled hourly as needed.
According to the
company, this lets small and medium-sized businesses manage their IT needs in
the same efficient manner as major corporations with far more resources
dedicated to maintaining their infrastructures. Ultimately, this will lower IT
costs for smaller businesses.
By giving its users
a virtual server environment will full root access, DCS is able to increase the
adaptability of its solution for when users’ needs change over time. It also
allows them to switch between Windows- or Linux-based operating systems. All of
this makes it a strong option for larger companies with constantly fluctuating
resource requirements or small businesses who have difficulty judging how much
power they may need.
downgrading the scale of a businesses IT needs while using DCS is an
intentionally simple process that can be completed in under five minutes, which
makes it even more useful for small businesses with little to no dedicated IT
department. 1&1 even offers iOS and Android mobile apps that let businesses
manage their IT needs on-the-go.
DCS is available for
a base price of $49 a month, which includes a processor core, 1 GB of RAM and
100 GB of hard disk space, with each additional core, GB of RAM and 100 MB of
disk space costing an extra 2 cents an hour. Currently, 1&1 is also running
a deal that allows anyone who orders a package in March to receive three months
free per cloud server.