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 connected with web applications

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.

Visualisation of Cloiud Cubes integration

Automate cloud instance configurations

Using Cloud-Init, you can script and execute various parameters during the initial provisioning of a cloud instance. That way you don’t have to set up parameter values manually after provisioning one or more instances.

You can also create or change new or active users or security settings, update and install Linux VMs using one or more package files, and set owner and file permissions for web directories.

When creating a new virtual instance from a public Linux image, Cloud-Init can be easily accessed via the Cloud API, SDKs, and config management tools as well as the Data Center Designer (DCD). This means a corresponding configuration file can be transferred as part of the provisioning process.

Using Cloud-Init is optional and free of charge.

Scripting automation with the Cloud-Init function

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.

Cost-effective deployment

Optimised for cost and easy deployment, our template-based configurations for compute, RAM, and storage simplify setups, ensuring optimal performance with minimal configuration.

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 automation via API and SDKs
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.

Pricing

You're billed to the minute for your chosen components on a pay-as-you-go basis. Cloud Cubes are currently available in our data centres in the European Union and in Newark, New Jersey, USA

vCPU
RAM
Storage
Price

Cubes XS

1

1GB

30 GB

£0.0069 per hr. £5.00 per 30 days

Cubes S

1

2 GB

50 GB

£0.0125 per hr. £9.00 per 30 days

Cubes M

2

4 GB

80 GB

£0.025 per hr. £18.00 per 30 days

Cubes L

4

8 GB

160 GB

£0.05 per hr. £36.00 per 30 days

Cubes XL

6

16 GB

320 GB

£0.10 per hr. £72.00 per 30 days

Cubes XXL

8

32 GB

640 GB

£0.20 per hr. £144.00 per 30 days

Cubes 3XL

12

48 GB

960 GB

£0.30 per hr. £216.00 per 30 days

Cubes 4XL

16

64 GB

1280 GB

£0.40 per hr. £288.00 per 30 days

Cubes XS

vCPU

1

RAM

1GB

Storage

30 GB

Price

£0.0069 per hr. £5.00 per 30 days

Cubes S

vCPU

1

RAM

2 GB

Storage

50 GB

Price

£0.0125 per hr. £9.00 per 30 days

Cubes M

vCPU

2

RAM

4 GB

Storage

80 GB

Price

£0.025 per hr. £18.00 per 30 days

Cubes L

vCPU

4

RAM

8 GB

Storage

160 GB

Price

£0.05 per hr. £36.00 per 30 days

Cubes XL

vCPU

6

RAM

16 GB

Storage

320 GB

Price

£0.10 per hr. £72.00 per 30 days

Cubes XXL

vCPU

8

RAM

32 GB

Storage

640 GB

Price

£0.20 per hr. £144.00 per 30 days

Cubes 3XL

vCPU

12

RAM

48 GB

Storage

960 GB

Price

£0.30 per hr. £216.00 per 30 days

Cubes 4XL

vCPU

16

RAM

64 GB

Storage

1280 GB

Price

£0.40 per hr. £288.00 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

£0.006 per hr. £4.32 per 30 days

Windows licence fee

Price per vCPU

£0.006 per hr. £4.32 per 30 days

RedHat Enterprise Linux licences for the IONOS Cloud Cubes

RedHat Enterprise Linux
Price

RHEL 8/9 Licence Small Virtual Node (1-4 vCPUs)

£0.055/hr.

RHEL 8/9 Licence Large Virtual Node (>4 vCPUs)

£0.120/hr.

RHEL 8/9 Licence Small Virtual Node (1-4 vCPUs)

RedHat Enterprise Linux

Price

£0.055/hr.

RHEL 8/9 Licence Large Virtual Node (>4 vCPUs)

RedHat Enterprise Linux

Price

£0.120/hr.

RedHat Enterprise Linux

Price

The RHEL licence fees are charged pay-as-you-go per hour or part thereof. There is no price difference between Intel and AMD servers.

Get started now

1

Quick registration

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

2

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.

3

Ready in minutes

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

Resources

Load balancer documentation
Setup and onboarding