Bare Metal Cloud simplifies billing process and reduces costs
Helping global VPN service provider expand to APAC
Bare Metal Cloud service (BMC) is dedicated to providing more convenient and low-cost cloud services, assisting corporate customers to facilitate the expansion into the international market. A well-known global VPN service provider successfully expanded to APAC market and increases business competitiveness by leveraging BMC service to quickly deploy and manage global IT resources.
This Client is an established, global VPN service provider. On top of standard VPN services, the Client also offers other privacy and security products geared towards individuals and businesses. However, the Client was facing with three problems, which were emerging market connectivity, server testing and coverage expansion when they intended to extend their success to APAC market. As the Client started to look for partners to help facilitate their expansion, they soon found that sourcing the right provider whose network had the performance they needed, the coverage they wanted, and prices within their budget was incredibly difficult.
Growing the VPN user base with BMC global network
During their search for the right partner, the Client found BMC service and was impressed with the company’s partnership with the largest telco providers in APAC, thousands of peers around the world, and a track record of successfully helping businesses expand into emerging markets.
The Client requested server tests for connectivity and performance before officially adopting the service. On technical consulting team’s recommendation, the Client deployed two VPN PoPs using Bare Metal Cloud. Upon seeing the speed at servers’ setup and favorable test results, the Client decided to deploy VPN PoPs in Beijing, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Manila.
Controlling costs with a more flexible billing model
Due to the ever-evolving nature of VPN services, the Client needed to quickly spin up test servers in various locations. As VPN servers need to constantly reroute user traffic all over the world, the combined costs of keeping existing servers running and frequently spinning up new ones for tests heavily cut into the Client’s bottom line.
With BMC service, the Client was able to switch over from unpredictable data transfer pricing, which quickly soared from the massive amounts of traffic that routinely flowed through their VPN servers, to a more predictable aggregate bandwidth model, which helped them cut costs with unmetered bandwidth billing. BMC’s pricing model not only helped the Client simplify and improve cost efficiency, but also allowed them to shift traffic between underutilized and overloaded servers to minimize downtime and wasted bandwidth.
Further, compared to more commonly seen annual contracts, BMC’s pay-as-you-go model with 95% burstable bandwidth gave the Client more agility to scale their operations, and helped prevent them from overcommitting to higher bandwidth tiers out of the fear that sudden spikes of traffic would accrue huge financial penalties down the road.
Ensuring maximum availability for VPN users around the world
Before finding Bare Metal Cloud service, the Client tested servers from other providers in the region for network performance. Not only did few providers offer geolocated servers, which were vital for VPN services to give users the option of selecting their desired regional IP address.
BMC’s geolocated servers passed their tests with flying colors with 15% lower latency on average compared to other providers in the area. Additionally, the network blend of the best local carriers in APAC ensured stable performance that keeps the Client’s VPN service at maximum availability for their users worldwide.
In brief, unlike virtual servers in the public cloud, Bare Metal Cloud servers are physical servers dedicated to a single tenant. Due to the physical isolation of a Bare Metal server and exclusive access to on-demand servers, customers can enjoy ultra-high cloud computing performance and network security. Bare Metal Cloud will be the best solution to customers who require more consistent performance during peak times, especially for gaming industry and the application fields of IoT, IoV and AIoT.