IaaS Solutions With the Memset Miniserver VM®

As well as offering our Miniserver VM®virtual servers on a monthly basis we also offer them by the hour. This is especially suitable for users who have very variable resource requirements, or if you need to rapidly deploy test systems.

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  • HDD

    Best for large storage requirements.

  • SSD

    Best for high performance.

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These are the available hourly Miniservers.

VM1000 VM2000 VM4000 VM8000 VM16000 VM32000
Per-hour Miniserver VM® pricing $0.011 $0.020 $0.034 $0.061 $0.122 $0.232
Xeon CPU cores 1 x 0.20 GHz 1 x 0.40 GHz 2 x 0.40 GHz 2 x 0.80 GHz 4 x 0.80 GHz 4 x 1.50 GHz
Dedicated RAM 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB 15 GB
RAID disk space 40 GB 60 GB 90 GB 140 GB 200 GB 300 GB
Basic Port Patrol™ monitoring Included Included Included Included Included Included
Disk transactions/sec 10 20 40 80 160 320
IP addresses included 1 1 1 1 1 1
Uptime guarantee 99.95% 99.95% 99.95% 99.95% 99.95% 99.95%
Approx. lead time from payment <20 mins <20 mins <20 mins <20 mins <20 mins <20 mins
Minimum term 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour
Cancellation notice period 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour
Setup fee(waived for existing customers) £1 £1 £1 £1 £1 £1
Hourly cost $0.011 $0.020 $0.034 $0.061 $0.122 $0.232
Additional Details
VM8000 + SSD VM16000 + SSD VM32000 + SSD
Per-hour Miniserver VM® pricing $0.061 $0.122 $0.232
Xeon CPU cores 2 x 0.80 GHz 4 x 0.80 GHz 4 x 1.50 GHz
Dedicated RAM 4 GB 8 GB 15 GB
RAID disk space 40 GB 80 GB 160 GB
Basic Port Patrol™ monitoring Included Included Included
Disk transactions/sec 3,000 6,000 12,000
IP addresses included 1 1 1
Uptime guarantee 99.95% 99.95% 99.95%
Approx. lead time from payment <20 mins <20 mins <20 mins
Minimum term 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour
Cancellation notice period 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour
Setup fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Hourly cost $0.061 $0.122 $0.232
Additional Details
  • Bandwidth is charged at $0.16/GByte. Solid State Disks (SSD) are available for some configurations.
  • Please note that there is a small $1.36 setup fee for all per-hour Miniservers, which we waive for existing customers, conditions apply.
  • All cloud compute server come with Infrastructure Only SLA.
  • See the Memstore™ Cloud Storage page for additional storage pricing.

Benefits of Buying Infrastructure as a Service

Halve your costs see case example below. IT infrastructure is all we do, and all we specialise in. We are experts in all the required fields; asset management, energy efficiency, virtualisation (without license fees), systems administration, networking, etc etc. Thanks to our expertise, economies of scale (larger data centres are much more efficient) and massively automated systems we are able to provide industry-leading service quality with a minimal cost base.

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We pride ourselves on spotting problems and fixing them even before our customers become aware that there was one - all they get is an email notifying them that we identified and resolved an issue while they slept peacefully. Our customers are never expected to have to wait for an engineer to get on site to fix an issue - we are there, ready to fight the fires immediately, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Improved Reliability

Thanks to our many-years of expertise, our policy of using standardised hardware (for rapid replacement), and multiple-redundant power and network facilities we are able to offer a 99.95% single-site network uptime guarantee, and a 3 hour hardware replacement guarantee. Any replacement hardware will be deployed with an equivalent or better specification. We don't do downtime.


With Memset® you can pick-and-mix from our selection of server solutions. We can rapidly provision anything from a Virtual Machine to a multiply-redundant enterprise server cluster, as your business requirements change.

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Avoid Capital Expenditure

We own and operate all the servers, so there is no up-front cost or capital expenditure. All you get is one simple monthly fee. Additionally, you can start small and scale up your infrastructure as your requirements grow, rather than having everything ready from the outset.

Case Study Example

Take a typical medium-sized non-IT business which has a small data centre room with 10 racks and 100 servers, aged between 0 and 4 years old. Assumptions:

  • 3 year hardware refresh cycle
  • No virtualisation
  • 70 servers running single apps
  • 20 servers in clusters running high-capacity tasks
  • 10 storage servers
  • Team of 3 systems administrators

The current costs to this business for their mini-data centre add up as follows (including associated overheads):

Item Cost/item/year Count Total
Staffing £35,000 3 £105,000
Server capital £400 100 £40,000
Power & cooling £430 100 £43,000
Space (/sq foot) £35 1,000 £35,000
Total £223,000

When this typical client migrates to us (which can happen gradually in a piecemeal fashion) we would move them to the latest high-performance servers and storage solutions (meaning less boxes), and help them to take advantage of virtualisation (giving huge savings). Further, we include the power, housing, capital and full management costs of the servers in the price:

Item Cost/item/year Count Total
Miniserver VMs £600 70 £42,000
Dedicated servers £3,600 10 £36,000
Storage servers £6,000 3 £18,000
Total £96,000

In this example the customer would save a massive 57% (£127,000 per year) on their IT costs, and at the same time would gain all the other benefits listed above for free!

Please contact us today for a free, no-obligation, low-stress technical sales consultation.

For more technical information on our cloud platform please see our Miniserver VM virtualisation technology page.

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Cost Control

All our services are provided on at most a monthly contract, so at any one point you are only obliged to pay us for the next 30 days, with per-hour billing also available on VMs. No fixed overheads, no lengthy contracts from which you cannot escape. Also, since we give you itemised billing for each server you get total cost transparency (eg. you can see exactly what an individual department's IT systems are costing).

What is a Miniserver VM® Cloud Server?

Being a great advocator of open standards we use Xen Hypervisor to divide a single physical Dell server into many smaller Virtual Cloud Servers each with their own dedicated resources.

Using Xen Open Source for the virtualisation layer also means that we don't have the high licence costs of software like VMWare so we don't have to pass on any charges to customers in that regard.

Although several Miniserver® Cloud Servers may exist on one physical server, they are as secure as if they were separate machines on the same network, and the resources are partitioned in such a way that one virtual machine's activities cannot negatively affect the others.

Our Xen architecture has passed both ISO27001 security accreditation and also CESG IL2 accreditation for government.

Miniserver VM®s can be upgraded or downgraded using the "self-service" tools on your account and we can seamlessly change your billing to reflect these changes.

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Why use Miniserver VM® Cloud Servers?

As most IT professionals know, most servers currently in service either on premise or hosted only need access to a higher amount of resources for some of the time.

That is where a Miniserver VM® Cloud Server comes into its own. You get all the benefits of powerful server resources when you need them, but cut the cost by sharing those resources when you are not using them (which is most of the time).

As well as being able to upgrade and downgrade those resources on demand, the technology allows us to give you other facilities such as mirrored disks at no additional cost and Solid State Disks(SSD) for those requiring dedicated server like disk performance.

Miniserver Cloud Servers are also available on a "pay as you go model" per hour or on a more traditional monthly rolling contract for those seeking a more fixed cost model

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Go Green

We were the UK's first Carbon Neutral® hosting company and have maintained industry leadership since in the field of green hosting. The Carbon Reduction Commitment legislation comes into effect from 2010, and one simple way to avoid worrying about its impact on your company's IT is to outsource your entire infrastructure. In the short term, energy-efficiency is synonymous with cost-efficiency in our business, and we pass those cost savings on to you. Read more about our green awards and energy efficiency policies.


We use high quality Dell Logo PowerEdge servers which offer a range of configurations to suit every need. To customise your server click on "CONFIGURE" above, or call us to discuss your requirements.

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As part of the service we keep hot-standby equipment ready in the data centre to be used inthe event of a major failure of any server. This means that if, for example, your server were to suffer a major hardware failure we would be able to swap the disks into a spare chassis and have the server up an running again very rapidly and with minimal disruption.

In addition to that, all our servers are equipped with RAID, which means that in the event of a hard disk failure (the most common component to fail)your server will just keep running, and our technicians will be alerted so that they can schedule a replacement at your earliest convenience.

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