Gcore Introduces ‘Budget’ Virtual Machines for Webmasters

G-Core Labs

Luxembourg-based Gcore, a global provider of CDN services, edge infrastructure, and public cloud solutions, with offices in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, and Georgia, has introduced a ‘budget’ virtual machines solution designed especially for webmasters, programmers, hobbyists, and others deploying light web services.

The new virtual machines solution developed by Gcore is named Gcore Basic. The new product line would offer a strong, affordable alternative for managing a variety of online applications, such as hosting a blog, creating a backup server, or setting up a private VPN.

Gcore Basic offers customers a compute instance on a shared virtual machine for light web servers and microservices, beginning at a few euros per month. Each virtual machine has free DDoS protection and can be set up in a matter of minutes.

“Gcore Basic brings low-latency, high-performance computing within reach of everyone,” said Seva Vayner, Director of Edge Cloud stream at Gcore. “From €5 per month, Gcore Basic is a place where aspiring programmers can learn their craft; where developers can run proof of concepts, pet projects and test environments; and where aspiring entrepreneurs can build out online services. With Gcore Basic running on our cloud infrastructure, customers can scale up and deploy additional services as and when required – for instance, adding extra resources to handle significant leaps in traffic.”

Gcore’s Amsterdam Data Center

Seva Vayner, Director of Edge Cloud stream at Gcore
“Gcore Basic brings low-latency, high-performance computing within reach of everyone,” said Seva Vayner, Director of Edge Cloud stream at Gcore.

The Gcore Basic virtual machines solution will be initially offered out of Gcore’s Amsterdam site, with the service soon to be extended to the USA, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Frankfurt will also provide a second location in Europe.

Recent generations of Intel processors, such as the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPU (Ice Lake), power the bare metal servers and virtual machines of Gcore Cloud.

Gcore’s services are powered by a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) that is designed to improve the performance and availability of online content. The CDN service is built on a global network of servers that are strategically located in data centers around the world. Its network consists of 150+ Points of Presence (PoPs) around the world in Tier IV and Tier III data centers. This would allow Gcore to deliver content to users with low latency, regardless of their location.

The CDN service offered by Gcore uses a variety of techniques to optimize the delivery of content, including caching, compression, and HTTP/2 support. The service also includes DDoS protection and load balancing to ensure high availability and reliability.

The Gcore global network backbone is designed to handle large amounts of traffic and support a wide range of content types, including video, audio, images, and more. The service also includes detailed analytics and reporting tools, which allow customers to monitor the performance of their content and make adjustments as needed.

The Gcore CDN is compatible with a variety of platforms and frameworks, such as WordPress, Magento, and other popular Content Management Systems, as well as streaming protocols like HLS, MPEG-DASH and more. This would allow users to easily integrate the CDN service with their existing systems and workflows.