Internode has padded out its SMB and enterprise offerings to include virtual private servers.
A virtual private server provides customers with a scalable dedicated server solution for a monthly fee. Charges range from $500 per month for an entry-level server to $5000 per month for an enterprise-grade, multi-server configuration with failsafe backup and redundancy systems.
Prior to the launch, Internode tested the solution by hosting the Global Green Challenge event website. The customer has since decided to maintain the relationship and other customers have also been pre-sold the solution, Internode product manager, Phil Dempster, said.
Internode has already been approached by customers wanting as many as 72 servers, Dempster claimed.
Despite the early demand, Dempster said it was still a case of ‘wait and see’ to determine how significant the business will be for Internode.
“It’s not a consumer play,” Dempster said. “We’re targeting small to large corporations looking for hosting solutions. I think it will take a little while to get established.”
The servers are hosted in Australia, use technology from brands such as Cisco and Microsoft, and come with a range of redundancy and back-up failsafes built-in. Virtual Private Server solutions are scalable, and Internode is capable of continuously adding capacity to meet demand. Dempster added the solution is a strong proposition for customers with regulatory requirements.