Pricing

All Clouds start with a Private Cloud Core (PCC).  A PCC is a hyper-converged set of 3 servers of your chosen hardware type.  All cloud functionality, including native private networking, VMs, block storage, and a cloud control plane are included.

All Bare Metal Clusters can be created from any server type offered.  Clusters are a minimum of 3 servers and can be either in their own autonomous VLANs or in VLANs merged with a Cloud.

For detailed specs see the Hardware List.  Custom solutions are offered via the Large Deployment Process.  Prices go as low as $328.68/mo for a Small PCC.  You can also launch a selection of PCCs on a Free Trial

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Perfect for small production clouds, test clouds, and training purposes

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Key building block to most use-cases needing high-performance clouds 

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Ultimate power for very large clouds or networking intense deployments

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Pricing is quoted based on your hardware and support needs plus length of agreement. 

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Hardware Options – Per Server Specifications

Private Clouds and Object Clusters require 3 or more servers. Specs may vary slightly.  Pricing Calculator

Small – Gen 1

  • 4C/8T 3.5/3.9Ghz Xeon E3-1230v6
  • 64GB RAM
  • 960GB Intel D3-S4610 SATA SSD
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

Standard – Gen 1/Gen 2

  • 8C/16T 2.2/3.0Ghz  Intel Xeon D-2141-I
  • 128GB RAM
  • 3.2TB Intel DC-P4610 NVMe SSD
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

Large – Gen 1

  • 2X10C/20T 2.2/3.2Ghz Xeon Scalable 4210
  • 512GB RAM
  • 3.2TB Intel DC-P4610 NVMe SSD
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

Large – Gen 2 – NEW

  • 2X16C/32T 2.4/3.4Ghz Xeon Scalable 4314
  • 512GB RAM
  • 2X3.2TB Intel DC-P4610 NVMe SSD
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

XL – Gen 2 – NEW

  • 2X32C/64T 2.0/3.2Ghz Xeon Scalable 6338
  • 1TB RAM
  • 4X3.2TB Intel DC-P4610 NVMe SSD
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

GPU – Gen 2 – NEW

  • 1X8C/16T 3.1Ghz AMD Rome 7232P
  • 128GB RAM
  • 1XNvidia A100
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

Storage – Gen 1

  • 2X10C/20T 2.2/3.2Ghz Xeon Scalable 4210
  • 128GB RAM
  • 4X3.5″ 12TB 7.2K Spinning
  • 4X1.92TB 7mm Samsung NVMe
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

Storage XL – Gen 1

  • 2X10C/20T 2.2/3.2Ghz Xeon Scalable 4210
  • 128GB RAM
  • 12X3.5″ 12TB 7.2K Spinning
  • 4X1.92TB 7mm Samsung NVMe
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

Storage XL – Gen 2

  • 2X16C/32T 2.4/3.2Ghz Xeon Scalable 4314
  • 256GB RAM
  • 12X3.5″ 18TB 7.2K Spinning
  • 4X4TB Intel 4511 NVMe
  • Separate Boot/OS Drive

vCPU:  is calculated from the physical Thread count minus CPU needed by the Operating System and Cloud System then times your selected Ratio.

vRAM: is calculated from the physical RAM available minus RAM needed by the Operating System and Cloud System then times your selected Ratio. 

Both vCPU and vRAM are industry-standard approaches used by public and private cloud systems. This can be adjusted for your managed private cloud if required.

Intel S4610 SATA SSDs are data center grade industry-leading drives.

  • 96000 IOPS Random Read
  • 51000 IOPS Random Writes

Intel P4610 NVMe SSDs are data center grade industry-leading drives.

  • 638,000 IOPS Random Read
  • 222,000 IOPS Random Writes

In a PCC your Storage is Highly Available as the system keeps 3 copies of your data on 3 separate physical devices.

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Eligibility and Usage Restrictions Apply.

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Support Level Options

Your success will open many doors for your company.  Regardless of support level, we will offer to help when resources are available.

Hardware Only

The base level of support for teams that will run their own Clouds. We handle all hardware issues.

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Pricing FAQs. Eligibility & Usage Restrictions.

Each OpenMetal Cloud that you create has a top-level budget set by the OpenMetal Central Admin level users for that cloud. As the admin, you set the maximum daily cost of your cluster. Whenever a server is requested, the interface or API will first check if your private cloud price would exceed your budget. If it exceeds your budget, the request is denied.
Your budget is found under the Settings in each individual Cloud. It can also be set when first provisioning the Cloud.

All usage is subject to our full Terms of Service.

We will need a bit of information to qualify you and your company. Unfortunately, our free offering is often a target of abuse, particularly by crypto-miners who actively seek free usage. Please have patience while we process your information.

When you are new and do not have any billing history, the following is typically to expect if approved, subject to hardware availability:

  • Companies will get 1 Cloud, 5 days per use, 3 uses per month
  • Individuals will get 1 Cloud, 32 hours per use, 3 uses per month
  • Open Source Partners will get 1 Cloud, 5 days per use, 3 uses per month

During Free deployment time, you can request to extend your Free time or add your billing information and move it to a paying Production state. At the end of a free period, if you do not convert it to paying, the Cloud will be automatically recycled, and no payment is due.

With billing history or validated Production workloads being moved, the following may apply, subject to hardware availability:

  • 1 or more clouds, use as required, up to 30 days per use

Please note free usage is not guaranteed, can be removed at any time, and is subject to our full Terms of Service.

There are also modifications to billing terms based on certain types of workloads. See the FAQ for “Do you have any limitations on content or workloads?”

Common examples of “Non-Production Use”:

  • Preparing infrastructure to move in an existing workload
  • Considering a new way to use a Cloud and need to create a Proof of Concept
  • Preparing to upgrade an existing Cloud and need to validate the process or try the new features
  • Testing performance of a new set of hardware to decide if you will upgrade the hardware
  • Training that includes disruptive tests, like reboots of hardware nodes
  • Testing a new product or service just prior to production release

Common examples of “Production Use”:

  • Running workloads that are part of your company’s normal business operations
  • Delivering content or assets to end-users, both external and internal to your company
  • Using the infrastructure for Development Operations
  • Hosting applications, processing data, providing resources
  • Storing non-test data
  • Long-term product or service development

Please review our Terms of Service for more information or Contact Sales.

We believe you and your team should be able to quickly spin up clouds to train, learn, test, develop, and generally advance your business without barriers.

Your team’s access to development time is a ratio of current or future production spends and based on hardware availability at the time of launching the Private Cloud Core. Once the Cloud is provisioned, you have access to it until the time period expires. If you return the cloud prior to the end of the free period, no payment is due.

All use of free Private Cloud Cores must conform to Non-Production use or your eligibility may be rescinded, and you may be billed Production Rates for the time the cloud was in use.

In order to evaluate your company’s eligibility, the following information is required:

  • Corporate Email Address
  • Corporate Site
  • 2 or more Team Members (you count as 1) signed up
  • Common profile info like phone number, your role, the estimated time of production needs, etc.
  • Other information, including a government-issued ID, may be required

Approval will get you one of the following levels, subject to hardware availability, of free Private Cloud Core for non-production use:

  • 1 Cloud, 5 days per use, 3 uses per month
  • 1 Cloud, 10 days per use, 3 uses per month
  • 1 or more Clouds, use as required, up to 30 days per use

Your Account Manager can extend free use periods.

As partners in supporting Open Source and empowering companies with their own cutting edge clouds, your infrastructure, both for development and for production use, may be free of charge.

In order to evaluate your eligibility, the following is required:

  • Public information about you, your organization, or the project
  • Publicly available profiles like a Github account, LinkedIn account, Freenode account, etc.
  • Validated personal email account
  • Other information, including a government-issued ID, may be required

What approval will get you, subject to hardware availability and our mutual agreement:

  • Free Development and Production Cloud usage

It is very important to OpenMetal to enable everyone that wants to advance their skills and careers by running and using private clouds.

Due to the size and expense of private clouds though, we must have some guardrails. Currently, we can provide clouds to individuals that are not attached to a company, if the hardware is available, 32 hours of a Private Cloud Core per month. This should allow testing and training to start in the morning on Day 1 and finish at the end of Day 2.

In order to evaluate your eligibility, the following is required:

  • Publicly available profiles like a Github account, LinkedIn account, Freenode account, etc.
  • Validated personal email account
  • Typical profile info like your role at work
  • Other information, including a government-issued ID, may be required

What approval will get you, subject to hardware availability:

  • 32 hours per use of a full Private Cloud Core for non-production use, up to 3 uses per month.

Different regions have different legal requirements for content and workloads that are your responsibility to understand and conform with.

Certain usage may place you in a different billing bracket. This is typically determined by the power utilization of your servers. You will be notified and have up to 60 days to address the utilization before moving into the new billing bracket. For activities like crypto-mining, there is no grace period. Please notify your Account Manager if you believe your workload is likely to have high continuous power consumption. They will provide you with options and pricing for these special cases.

All usage is subject to our full Terms of Service.

OpenMetal Central (FMC) is the central overarching API (and dashboard) that is typically used by IT Leadership. Within FMC hardware is organized by “Cloud Projects”. This allows IT Leadership to spin up multiple separate Clouds and set budget limits on what can be added to an individual project. Sign up in OpenMetal Central.

OpenMetal uses Open Source technology for all major systems.  There are no license fees for any OpenStack feature supplied in the standard cloud system or for any features supplied by additional OpenStack Components.  We do include access to Datadog for hardware node monitoring included in the cost of the Cloud.  If you elect to use Datadog for something other than the included hardware node monitoring, you would need to pay Datadog directly for this.

We make it easy for you to get started with your first OpenMetal Cloud by using Free Cloud Credits to build your Proof of Concept (POC). Credit availability ranges from $200 to $10,000+ and is subject to an application process.

It is free to sign up for OpenMetal Central. You will have access to a dashboard that allows you to take steps to begin your private cloud.

Every 7 days based on the previous usage.

Currently, Bandwidth is measured and monitored but not billed as long as your usage is below the allowed usage that comes with your hardware unit. To allow for variability in usage without causing extensive variability in costs, we have included a base egress bandwidth allotment with each IaaS deployment as follows.

< 3TB per week for Private Cloud Cores
< 1TB per week for any additional servers added to your Private Cloud Core.

We reserve the right to implement limitations and restrictions at any time if you are not on a guaranteed bandwidth plan.

For guaranteed bandwidth plans, please contact Sales. The typical plan is:

  • For Egress, you are billed on the 95th Percentile at $0.37 per Mbit per week. Your 95th Percentile is calculated against the number of days up to 7 days. The minimum usage commitment is 100Mbits at $37.00/wk. Higher commits yield lower per mbit costs.

Currently, Ingress is not charged.

There is no current way to limit your bandwidth usage from our side but we encourage you to use the tools within OpenStack and Linux that can limit bandwidth usage.

The current network performance for 2022 is 99.994%. The base SLA is 99.96%.

You can do it through an API call or through OpenMetal Central. Through API is the recommended way as then you can also script the deployment of that hardware. If you have retained the “stock” deployment, our deployment system can continue to manage, add, and remove servers.

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