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1&1 Wants Small Businesses to Have Enterprise-Level Efficiency

Posted on 3.18.2012

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.

Upgrading or 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.

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