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The Market Toolkit hosting solution is built on a cloud computing platform. It is built on the same platform used by Amazon.com and other large, robust organizations. It is an 'elastic' structure which means it grows or shrinks based on a website's traffic. There are several options to help you manage your flexible website environment.
Understanding cloud computing requires a bit of a mindset change. Consider the concepts of a traditional server/network platform: processing, storage, RAM, transfer (bandwidth). The same concepts apply to a cloud platform; however, the cloud platform is elastic so the capacity is much more flexible.
For example, daily usage may cause processing capacity to grow while storage capacity remains consistent. A particular website may serve up many gigs of video and require high storage and bandwidth requirements with low processing. Another site may require many calculations and need higher processing capacity while the storage and bandwidth needs are minimal. Server capacity is allowed to scale up and down based on the amount needed.
Increases and decreases in web traffic cause additional server resources to come online or go offline. If the equivalent of 3 standard servers is needed on average but a marketing campaign or news event causes a spike in visitors requiring the equivalent of 5 servers, automatic capacity comes online to manage the traffic without performance deficiencies. When the spike is over, the server capacity is retired to the equivalent of the 3 standard servers.
Vauntium offers multiple packages so you can take advantage of cloud computing without hiring and training an IT team to manage your cloud computing efforts.
Elements of the various packages are broken down by usage:
|Market Toolkit CMS||App Stage||Economy||Dedicated||Dedicated Enterprise|
|Description||Ready-to-use CMS||Designed for stand alone apps used by other websites via MMT API||Basic Elastic cloud resources||Dedicated cloud resources||Expanded dedicated cloud resources|
(Hard Drive Equivalent)
(In Compute Units*)
|Elastic||up to 4||up to 4||5 - 12||Custom|
|Elastic||150MB||150MB||2.3GB - 4GB||Custom|
(Content Delivery Network )***
|Operating System||Linux||Linux||Linux||Linux||Linux or Windows|
|Programming Languages Supported||MMT CMS||PHP5, Perl, Ruby Enterprise||PHP5, Perl, Ruby Enterprise, 1 Ruby on Rails Application via Passenger||PHP5, Perl, Ruby Enterprise, Ruby on Rails applications limited by available RAM, Others available upon request||Custom|
|Software||MMT CMS||Apache, MySQL, Private Github Repository||Apache, Passenger, MySQL, Private Github Repository||Apache, Passenger, MySQL, 3 Private Github Repositories, Others available upon request||Custom|
(Price flexes as capacity scales)
|$35/mo||$20/mo||$99/mo||$399/mo and up||$1,199 and up|
|Setup Fee||$0||$50 (Waived with a 1yr agreement)||$99 (Waived with a 1yr agreement)||$500 (Waived with a 1yr agreement)||Custom|
(Based on Capacity Needs)
|$25/mo each additional 15GB storage and 15GB bandwidth block||$25/mo each additional 15GB storage and 15GB bandwidth block||$25/mo each additional 15GB storage and 15GB bandwidth block||$300/mo per capacity increase (1.7GB RAM, 5 Compute Units), $25/mo each additional 15GB storage and 15GB bandwidth block||Custom|
* Compute Unit equivalent to 1.0-1.2 GHz Opteron or Xeon processor.
** With a subscription to My Market Toolkit CMS
*** 99.999999999% durability and 99.99% availability.
The Market Toolkit CDN is an automatic web asset delivery resource. Your images, PDFs, flash files, etc. are automatically replicated to server resources around the world. That means download times and delays for your web visitors is minimized. Users on the East Coast automatically download from our East Coast resources. European vistors download from our European resources, etc. The CDN does not add complexity to your solution. It is all automated and simple to implement.
In nearly all cases, our clients benefit significantly from transitions to cloud resources. The improvement in scalability, flexibility and cost savings allow for alternative usage of a majority of traditional hosting budgets. What could you do with 60% of the budget normally spend on traditional hosting solutions?