2013/2014 Academic Year Pricing

Co-location Introductory Offer

For 2013/14 we are offering a 50% discount on the base cost of rack space rental. Please email sis@oucs.ox.ac.uk for further details.

Data Centre (Colocation) Pricing

(All pricing per calendar month)

Colocation services
Private Rack Rental £75 (2013/2014 only - usually £150)
Private Half Rack Rental £47.50 (2013/2014 only - usually £95)
Private Third of a Rack Rental £35 (2013/2014 only - usually £70)
Per rack unit (U) in a shared rack £5 (2013/2014 only - usually £10)
Electricity usage charged back at 1.5x supply price to cover additional cooling costs.
For reference: July 2011 supply price was 8.9p/kWh

To assist in understanding our pricing we have some examples of typical costs for putting your equipment into the USDC

Private Cloud Pricing

(All pricing per calendar month)

Virtual Infrastructure
Standard Virtual Machine
(1 vCPU,2GB RAM, 50GB storage, 1 virtual NIC)
£35
Additional Memory (per GB) £7.50
Additional vCPU £7.50
Additional Storage (per 20GB) £3
Discounts may be available for larger storage requirements please email sis@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

To assist in understanding our pricing we have some examples of typical costs for renting a virtual machine.

Virtual Data Centres
Small (10 GHz, 20GB RAM, 500GB storage) £330
Medium (20 GHz, 40GB RAM, 1000GB storage) £660
Large (30 GHz, 60GB RAM, 1500GB storage) £990
CPU provided with a 50% guarantee

To assist in understanding our pricing we have some examples of typical costs for making use of a virtual data centre.

Research Costs

Both the co-location services offered by the USDC and the Private Cloud are classified as Small Research Facilities (SRFs). Please email sis@oucs.ox.ac.uk for details at the bid preparation stage.

Comparing Costs

Comparing shared infrastructure to other provisioning models can be extremely difficult. Shared Infrastructure cuts across multiple budgets. It changes expenditure patterns not just in the IT budget but in facilities/estates, staff training and capital projects. Given the cross-budget nature of shared infrastructure, a pair of TCO calulators have been prepared to help start the comparision process. There are entries that won't apply to particular circumstances and there are site-specific local costs which do not have an entry, but these calulators are designed to start the process and not to be the final word on total cost of ownership.

Hosting TCO Comparison

We also provide information to assist in building use cases and business cases.

Service Level Descriptions

The services delivered by SIS are governed by the following service level descriptions: