CipherWave, which runs the category five data vault CipherVault data centre, is offering virtual servers starting at R880.00 for companies in the process of moving to the cloud or transitioning to a virtual environment.

“With the economy of scale benefit of having over 250 physical servers our first milestone has been met," says Jonathan Mason, MD of CipherWave Storage Solutions. "With around-the-clock support from our teams of certified engineers, network specialists and administrators that monitor our facility we can now say we reached our optimal stage of supplying guaranteed uptime to the African market.
We are one of very few facilities like this who can offer true high availability and who have the entire backend infrastructure to give our clients the performance, high bandwidth availability and a fully scalable environment.”
CipherWave offers a fully functional NOC (network operating centre) on premise that monitors events from core network performance, each server’s real time functionality and even the hacking or risk events that are happening in other corners of the world.
"By observing what is happening in remote locations we can react as the need arises to update, load, block or apply security procedures within minutes of them developing overseas and to safeguard our clients most valuable assets," says Mason.
The company's base offering is a vCPU (3.33Ghz), 1Gb ECC RAM, 50Gb SAN redundant storage and 5Gb of Internet access for R880.00 (excluding VAT) per month.  Each virtual machine is connected to the Internet by means of fibre optic connectivity and a 10Mb breakout.  The company guarantees this uptime with a 99,8% service agreement.