Crucial - Cloud Hosting
Crucial has extensive experience building powerful, custom solutions
for their clients . . .
. . . so its simply a question of choosing the product that is right for you

The Blaze SSD VPS is a flexible, high-availability Virtual Private Server (VPS) that is prepaid and offers all of the features that one could demand. Including scalable resources, SSD SAN storage, a huge selection of Operating Systems plus much more.

The PAYG Cloud is a self-service environment and is similar to having your own ‘cloud resources’, offering all of the infrastructure and feature benefits of the Blaze SSD VPS plus more. You have the ability to select a pool of resources and activate those resources as you need them, providing a platform that works like your own virtual datacenter.

The PAYG Cloud gives you the ability to spin up and spin down Virtual Servers using your private resources, on demand. Select from a huge selection of templates and track your service’s usage via in-depth reporting, including IOPS, RAM/Memory usage plus much more.

Whilst the Cloud Server uses a pre-paid model based on the resources you purchase for the selected billing cycle (e.g. monthly, semi-annual), the PAYG Cloud acts as an hourly billing, post paid service.

Our Dedicated Servers offer highly customisable levels performance which is utilised and managed completely by you, our customer. Our team can quote, build and manage any solution you require no matter how tailored it may be.

All servers are hosted within our private cage at the Equinix SY3 datacenter in Sydney, a tier-4 facility (the highest possible). Each dedicated server is leased on a 12-month contract and includes a 99.9% Uptime SLA and 1-business day hardware replacement guarantee.

Feature Comparison
Hardware Comparison
  • Feature
    Blaze SSD VPS
    PAYG Cloud
    Dedicated
    Resources On Demand
    N
    Y
    N
    Elastic Scalability
    Y
    Y
    N
    Package-based Upgrades
    N
    N
    N
    Uptime Guarantee
    99.9%
    99.9%
    99.9%
    Contracts
    N
    N
    12 months
    Privately Leased Hardware
    N
    N
    Y
    Hewlett Packard Blade Server Environment
    Y
    Y
    N
    Single Server Environment
    N
    N
    Custom
    High-Availability
    Y
    Y
    N
    Guaranteed RAM, CPU
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Guaranteed Disk I/O
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Optional Support Plans
    Y
    N
    Y
    Prepaid Billing
    Y
    N
    Y
    PAYG / Hourly Billing
    N
    Y
    N
    Start / Stop / Rebuild
    Y
    Y
    N
    Crucial Control Panel
    Y
    N
    N
    OnApp Control Panel
    Y
    Y
    N
  • Hardware
    Blaze SSD VPS / PAYG Cloud
    Dedicated Server
    Uptime Guarantee
    99.9%
    99.9%
    Chassis Brand
    Hewlett Packard
    Supermicro
    Virtualisation
    Xen
    N/A
    Operating Systems
    Windows and Linux
    Windows and Linux
    CPUs
    2 x Intel Xeon X5650's (12 x 2.66Ghz, 24 x Threads)
    Custom
    Storage Type
    All SSD Scale-out Enterprise Solidfire SAN
    Adaptec RAID Array
    Disk Type
    Enterprise SSD Drives
    Custom
    RAID Type
    Redundant Multi-node Failover
    Hardware RAID 10
    Drives in the Array
    60+ (scale out)
    Up to 24
    High Availability / Failover
    Yes
    No
    Custom Plans
    Yes
    No