Rent an Online Backup Cloud Server
The quickest, easiest way to start a full-featured Online Backup Service!
RBS can provision rented Online Backup servers in the Amazon cloud for 50 to more than 10,000 users by the next business day after your order. We will install and setup your Service in Amazon's secure data centers. Within one business day you will be able to sell Online Backup Services from a customized and branded website on a dedicated server.
This is a fully automated complete Online Backup business. Accept credit cards online (merchant account required), PayPal, automatic recurring billing, offer discount coupons, automatic email notifications, immediate software deployment. Your customers can go to your website, pay for service, download software and start backing up immediately.
No contract is required. You can stop any time. The startup fee and first month's rent are due in advance at signup. Fees for credits and storage are charged in arrears on the 15th of each month for resources used during the previous 30 days.
Rented servers are complete, ready-to-run, turnkey Online Backup businesses. They include:
RBackup Service Provider Edition software,
Windows Server 2008 R1 SP2 Datacenter Edition,
Metered Credits (Pay only for what you use.) [more info],
A customized website [view sample],
Basic Customization and Branding [more info],
The Web Manager PlugIn [more info],
The E-Commerce PlugIn [more info],
SQL for RBS Server PlugIn [more info],
Remote Helpdesk PlugIn [more info],
Installation in the Amazon Cloud, Hosting included,
Dedicated IP Address, Data Storage Space,
Mail Server (SMTP), Web Server (IIS), SQL Server,
FTP Server so you can edit your web site,
Basic Support [more info],
* Some options available in self-hosted software are not available in Cloud Services.
Prices for Cloud Servers are based on the size of the Server you need. The Servers have different amounts of available bandwidth, CPU speeds, processor types, and RAM. All operating systems are Windows Server 2008 R1 SP2 Datacenter Editions. Select the Server for your anticipated load. There is a fee for migrating to a larger server.
|Cloud Server Size||Startup||Monthly|
(What's a Credit?)
|Small (Up to 400 Credits)||$1,000||$150||$1.50||$0.35||100GB||BUY IT|
|Medium (Up to 3,000 Credits)||$1,000||$500||$1.00||$0.30||500GB||BUY IT|
|Large (Up to 20,000 Credits)||$1,000||$750||$0.80||$0.25||1TB||BUY IT|
Per GB prices are for compressed data as it is stored on the RBS Server. These file sizes are typically 1/4 to 1/2 the native size of your customers' files. You will charge your customers by native file size, thereby effectively multiplying your storage capacity (or reducing your storage price by 1/4 to 1/2.) Typically 1GB of your customers' data is stored as about 400MB on your Cloud Server.
Cost/Profit Example: Backing up 10 Servers and 20 Workstations, with a total of
500GB of native file size.
|Credits Used: ||80 (4 per Server, and 2 per Workstation)||$120|
|Storage Space Used:||125 GB (estimate, 1/4 of Native file size)||$8.75|
|Monthly Rent Fee:||$150|
|If you charge your customers $89/month per server, and $49/month per workstation, and give them 30GB of storage per Server and 10GB of storage per workstation, you will bill your customers $1,870 per month. Your cost for your Cloud Server is $278.75 per month. Your profit is $1,591.25 per month. Your profit increases as your customers use more disk space.
Any of our Cloud Server plans can be enhanced by adding advanced services.
|Lease a domain name from our inventory||[more Info]||1% of Retail Price / Month|
|Advanced Customization||[more info]||$1,200|
|24/7 Proactive Monitoring||[more info]||$25/month|
|Priority Support||[more info]||$20/month|
|Upgrade Cloud Server Plan||$1,000|
|Custom Virtual Hardware Configuration||$1,000|
* Bullk Loading for first full backups is not available. Bulk restore via USB drive is not available. Cannot transfer client data to self-hosted server or RBS Virtual Hosting. Service Providers do not have access to the Cloud Server's console (All management is done through the Web Manager/E-Commerce Interface.) Data compression ratios cannot be accurately predicted. Typical data reduction through compression is 1/2 to 1/4, but some files (pictures, sound, movies, etc.) cannot be compressed at all.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the technical deails of the Cloud Servers?
|Instance Type||Architecture||CPU & RAM||Storage|
|Small||Windows Server 2008 R1 SP2 Datacenter edition, 32-bit, IIS 7, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2008 Express||1 ECU, 1 Core, 1.7GB||30GB/100GB|
|Medium||Windows Server 2008 R1 SP2 Datacenter edition, 32-bit, IIS 7, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2008 Express||5 ECUs, 2 Core, 1.7GB||30GB/500GB|
|Large||Windows Server 2008 R1 SP2 Datacenter edition, 64-bit, IIS 7, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2008 Express||5 ECUs, 2 Core, 7.5GB||50GB/1TB|
|Extra Large (CALL)||Windows Server 2008 R1 SP2 Datacenter edition, 64-bit, IIS 7, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2008 Express||Up to 26 ECUs, 8 Cores, 68.4GB||50GB/1TB|
What is an "ECU?" This is Amazon's way of describing how much computing power each Server has. 1 ECU is roughly equivalent to 1/4 the power of one Intel Xeon E5430 4 core processor running at 2.66GHz. This is enough to run an RBS Server with about 50 customers.
These look like small servers. Are they adequate? Yes. RBS' Server software is very light and uses few resources. You typically do not need a "big" server until you need to service more than 250 customers.
Can I have a bigger server, or one with customized virtual hardware? Yes. There's an extra fee (and maybe a different monthly fee) to custom engineer a Cloud Server. Our standard Cloud Servers are launched quickly using pre-engineered images, so they cost less to launch.
Will I have access to my Cloud Server's console through RDP? No. You will have access to your Server through the Web Manager and E-Commerce PlugIns, and you will have an FTP account that you can use to edit the website.
Will I be able to install other software on my Cloud Server? No. Cloud Servers are reserved only for running RBackup software.
Do I need an Amazon account? No. RBS Cloud Servers are hosted in RBS accounts.
How much do I pay Amazon? You don't pay Amazon. You pay RBS all fees.
Amazon's fee structure is complicated. Yours isn't. That is true. RBS absorbs the fluctuations in pricing from Amazon caused by your month-to-month differences in bandwidth usage, transactions, and other fees. It is not possible to accurately predict Amazon charges.
Can I buy your software and host it in my own Amazon account? Yes indeed. Ask us for our "AMI" Amazon Machine Image. After you buy your software you can launch it in your own Amazon EC2 account in about five minutes. In this case you own the software and pay Amazon directly. There are no ongoing fees to RBS, and you have full access to the console.
Is there a demo of a Cloud Server? Yes, there is a public demo server at the following link: http://rbs-software.com
Can I install a demo in my own Amazon account so I can have full access to it? Yes. Phone RBS for details. Our phone numbers are on the top of this page.
What happens when I need more storage space? RBS provisions storage space as needed. We monitor the available drive space in your Cloud Server and automatically add additional space when you have used up one half of the space you are allocated. You will always have more available drive space than you need. You will not be charged for drive space that you do not use.
What about security? Can anyone see or steal my data? No. Data stored in your Cloud Server is completely encrypted and cannot be read. Even file names and folder names are encrypted.
Can viruses attach to my data in the Cloud? No. Files are enclosed in secure, signed packets. The Client software itself verifies the signatures before restoring.
What kind of software will my Cloud Server run? All Cloud Servers run the latest version of RBackup software.
How do I upgrade my Cloud Server when RBS issues an upgrade? RBS upgrades your Cloud Server automatically whenever we release a new version. There may be up to sixty seconds of downtime, but customers will not notice it because the Client software automatically resumes its connection without interruption. RBS issues an upgrade about every sixty days.