Frequently Asked Questions

Are you some kind of hosting company?

No, we are ultimately a professional services organization that intergrates our consultancy into a meticulously-developed service platform that lets our customers benefit from economies of scale to get access to features, capabilities, and reliability they would not otherwise be able to obtain.

Is GridFury a VPS?

Virtual Private Server or "VPS" services are exceedingly popular, but that's largely because they are very inexpensive. They are mediated by software that is designed to pack as many VPS "servers" as can possibly fit by using "jail" or "user mode" sharing technologies that present the same kernel image to all customers on a standard standalone server, which is why the concept of "outgrowing" a VPS is so prevalent. VPS solutions tend to be good for very small, light-duty applications due to their low cost.

GridFury, by comparison, is designed for large, heavy-duty applications, and for heavy-duty applications that may start out small but need the ability to scale up very large very quickly, well beyond what VPS hosting can offer.

Do you accept end-user customers?

Typically we do not. We operate primarily on a wholesale level and generally deal with companies that develop and support some sort of application or service, which they in turn offer to end-users.

For example, we would not be able to help someone who wanted to start a blog. But if you wanted to start a service hosting 50,000 free advertising-supported blogs for anyone who wants one, you should probably ask for a quote.

In order to ensure that all of our customers get the level of service we expect, we do sharply limit the number of customers we accept; we will generally not take more than a few new customers per year.

Can you offer any kind of pricing guidance?

GridFury is very scalable, so pricing varies widely depending on the resources needed. However, the amount of personal attention and manpower we put into taking care of each customer's services and understanding their application(s) do limit our ability to be price-competitive at the low end.

Nonetheless, we do understand that some people want at least some idea of whether a service is in their budget. To the nearest orders of magnitude, it's fair to say that most GridFury quotes for new customers will range between $1,000 and $10,000 per month, with a similar amount for initial setup charges.