San Jose, CA, July 13 /PRNewswire/ — NakedBox Networks today officially launches
their company with a new Carrier Class Dedicated Server offering.
Co-located at AboveNet, a tier 1 data center and network operator, NakedBox
offers a self-managed server package for a $150 monthly fee, which includes
a high-end server (your own 3GHz Pentium with hyper-threading) running Red Hat
or FreeBSD, a dedicated private VLAN network per host, a dedicated IP subnet,
remote power cycle capability, a stateful inspection firewall, a 99.9% availability
SLA, egress billing, 24/7 customer service, and a terabyte of transfer traffic.
Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers are also available
with a variety of configurable options.
”We have automated and streamlined our system so we can offer a better
quality product at a lower price without sacrificing any of the features you
would expect in a premium package,” said Frank Basso, NakedBox’s Chief
Operating Officer. ”So it’s a premium product at a discount price. Existing
services offering an equivalent package including remote reboot, Private VLAN,
firewall services, and basic backups typically cost US$250 to US$400 a month
with a set-up fee between US$100 and US$500 a month, so we’re really pushing
the edge of the envelope with our pricing. And we don’t have a set-up fee.
”Additionally, we have an egress-based billing solution and flat-rate
offerings so we only count the bandwidth used by the customer. Many of the existing
services use cheaper gear to keep their costs down, but we’ve aimed all along
for a premium-class service, so we use server-class hardware. We also provide
a stateful, virtual, software-based firewall with a web interface set-up that
we don’t charge extra for. Users can configure it themselves.”
Each server includes a dedicated IP subnet in conjunction with a private VLAN,
so each server is isolated. One of the ways hackers break in is to rent a server
from a hosting provider to get behind their firewall and then poke around.
In our case, each server is on its own network, thus greatly limiting this
The NakedBox team has been brought together from previous hosting, service
provider, and telecom environments. We’ve been able to start from scratch and
address the problems we’ve seen from customer and provider viewpoints. In fact,
the name ”NakedBox” is derived from the old telecom industry term
”Naked Line,” which is a copper wire pair that connects two points
but doesn’t have a dial tone on it. With a naked line, the customer must install
their own equipment to send a signal across the wire. Since the NakedBox team
wanted to convey that they supplied the infrastructure and their customers installed
and maintained their own applications, they coined the NakedBox term.
NakedBox’s servers are available now at http://www.nakedbox.net.