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Cloud Computing
IONOS Cloud Cubes

Enterprise-grade virtual private servers

Gain maximum flexibility across multiple workloads with cost-effective, on-demand scalability.
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Ready-to-deploy instances for your dev environment

Create scalable development environments with IONOS Cloud Cubes to meet specific software requirements. We provide you with cost-effective virtual servers that you can use as independent computing capacity for workloads such as development and test environments (incl. integration into the CI/CD pipeline). Use our easily configurable server-and-storage system to the extent you need at any time.

IONOS Cloud Cubes works by default with an attached NVMe Volume, which can be expanded with HDD or SSD network block storage as needed.

Cloud Cubes

Fully integrated into IONOS Cloud architecture

Map out simple workloads such as web applications and easily link to production environments. IONOS Cloud Cubes are fully integrated into our cloud data centres, taking over specific workloads and running in tandem with the Compute Engine in the same virtual data centre. This allows you to harness enterprise-grade features like backups and network performance.

Based on an array of templates, we provide you with preconfigured cubes for your project with the right mix of hardware and high performance – which can be adapted as your requirements change.

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Simplify project development

Easily automated

Merge your test environment with production resources to seamlessly bring system changes live. All this can be automated using IONOS Cloud Configuration Management Tools, SDKs and natively via a cloud API.

System recovery

Regular backups enable us to restore your IT infrastructure after a system failure. We create a backup of your NVMe volume every 24 hours and keep it ready in case it's needed. This feature is included at no extra cost.

Enterprise-grade hardware

We rely solely on brand-name hardware that meets the most demanding use cases. Tailored to your needs whenever you want with the pay-as-you-go billing model.

GUI configurable

Configure your workloads easily using the Data Center Designer's graphical, browser-based user interface. You can deploy and create new instances for your workloads in no time.

Network tools

IONOS Cloud Cubes are an integral extension of our IaaS, the Compute Engine. Not only are they fully integrated into our network infrastructure, but they also work with public cloud servers in public and private LANs. You can also use them with IONOS Cloud managed network services like NAT Gateway and Network Load Balancer.

Direct attached storage

Direct attached storage on NVMe comes as standard. Get the highest performance with NVMe attached to the hardware bus. It's not subject to latency from the network stack and built on a local RAID to offset potential NVMe failures.

Workloads, tailored to your needs

Use cases for IONOS Cloud Cubes.
Use case

Run Cubes on your VMs and LAN

Simplify your system management and use virtual machines and cubes as desired in the same virtual data centre or your LAN. This lets you easily map any non-production-critical use cases across your resources without the extra admin.
Use case

Create instances for web apps

Build low-cost and on-demand instances for various applications. IONOS Cloud Cubes are suitable for software development and testing, or hosting simple website, apps, or gaming platforms.
Dev Automatization
Use case

Automate your dev environment

Integrate Cubes into the software build, the test engine and your deployment pipeline using a cloud API, SDKs and configuration management tools. Depending on the plan you choose, virtual servers with corresponding hardware specifications are available on demand and billed to the minute (pay-as-you-go). They can be customised to your needs by adding any NICs and network block storage.

Configure your Cubes manually with the Data Center Designer to work with your existing infrastructure or any existing virtual data centres you've set up.


You're billed to the minute for your chosen components on a pay-as-you-go basis. Cubes are currently only available in our data centres in Berlin and Logroño.
Cubes XS11GB30 GB

£0.0069 per hr.

£5.00 per 30 days

Cubes S12 GB50 GB

£0.0125 per hr.

£9.00 per 30 days

Cubes M24 GB80 GB

£0.025 per hr.

£18.00 per 30 days

Cubes L48 GB160 GB

£0.05 per hr.

£36.00 per 30 days

Cubes XL616 GB320 GB

£0.10 per hr.

£72.00 € per 30 days

Cubes XXL832 GB640 GB

£0.20 per hr.

£144.00 per 30 days

Windows licence fees

Windows licence fees are pay-as-you-go and billed to the minute.
Price per vCPU
Windows licence fee

£0.0111 per hr.

£8.00 per 30 days

Get started now

Try out IONOS Cloud Cubes with no restrictions. New customers start with £500 credit for the first 30 days. There's no obligation to buy or any hidden fees.

Quick registration

Create your admin access in a few simple steps. It's protected via 2-factor authentication.

Easy setup

Configure your server, data storage, and network connections. Using drag and drop in the Data Center Designer or the API makes it quick and easy.

Ready in minutes

You can start productive operation just minutes after configuring your virtual data centre.


Load Balancer Documentation

Setup and onboarding

See documentation