Open Cloud

High performance cloud computing, for privacy sensitive businesses based on Openstack

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Open Cloud (Openstack) Product Features

Run your Linux and Windows VMs, networks, databases and privacy-sensitive applications with maximum flexibility in our Openstack-based Open Cloud.

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Openstack technology with KVM & CEPH

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Self service via Openstack GUI, industry standard Openstack API & scripts

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Configure virtual networks and protect servers with security groups

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7×24 Support from Safe Swiss Cloud engineers

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Redundant 100% SSD storage with scalable IOPS up to 20,000 IOPS

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Multiple redundant infrastructure at the level of servers, networks, power supplies etc.

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Self service backup to serverless object storage

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European privacy and compliance: learn more

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Customers & Use Cases

Who uses Open Cloud?

  • Software companies
  • Fintech companies
  • Crypto software companies
  • Health Care companies
  • IT service providers

Open Cloud: Use Cases

  • SaaS: Software as a Service
  • Crypto currency applications
  • Database as a service
  • Automated deployments
  • Web hosting
  • Software development

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Open Cloud Pricing

(metered hourly)
Monthly Price
Product ID (SKU)
vCPU 2GHz – Openstack virtual CPUUnits / month7.00o2s.vCPU-2GHz
RAM – Openstack memory (in GB)GB / month7.00o2s.RAM
Clustered SSD storage – 3500 IOPSGB / month0.11o2s.ssd-3500
Clustered SSD storage – Basic (500 IOPS)GB / month0.08o2s.ssd-bsc
Clustered SSD storage – Standard (1000 IOPS)GB / month0.12o2s.ssd-std
Clustered SSD storage – Performance (2000 IOPS)GB / month0.20o2s.ssd-io2
Clustered SSD storage – higher performance (5000 IOPS)GB / month0.45o2s.ssd-io3
Clustered SSD storage – Dynamic Basic with 15 IOPS/GBGB / month0.36o2s.ssd-dynb
Clustered SSD storage – Dynamic Extra with 25 IOPS/GBGB / month0.60o2s.ssd-dynx
Storage for Snapshots, ISO files, templatesGB / month0.08o2s.sec-storage
Openstack BasicRrouter Units / month10.00n2s.openstack-rtr
Public IPv4 addressesUnits / month7.50n2g.ipv4-public
Network traffic allowanceGB / month / customer5 TB per month includedn2s.opncld-network-traffic-allowance
Network traffic in excess of allowanceGB / month0.04n2s.network-traffic
Dual Data Center Object Storage for backups, archives etc.GB / month0.05s2s.obj-stor
Open Cloud Pricing


The following discounts are available on CPU and RAM only:

  • Verpflichtung für 1 Jahr: 10%
  • Verpflichtung für 3 Jahr:: 30%

Pricing for Support Services

Use Safe Swiss Cloud’s flexible support packages to complement your Open Cloud offering. It provides access to competent engineers who can help you navigate through the Open Cloud features, troubleshoot issues and answer your questions.

Monthly Support Packages

Monthly Support PackagesIncluded Hours (per month)Expiration of support hoursPrice / month
Contract Duration (months)BillingProduct ID
Monthly Support 22Monthly2901Monthlypro2.support-2
Monthly Support 55Monthly7251Monthlypro2.support-5
Monthly Support 1010Monthly1’4001Monthlypro2.support-10
Monthly Support 1515Monthly2’1001Monthlypro2.support-15
Monthly support packages: support hours expire at the end of the month. Service can be cancelled at the end of each month.

Annual Support Packages

Annual Support PackagesIncluded Hours (over 12 months) Expiration of support hoursPrice / month
Contract Duration (months)BillingProduct ID
Annual Support 1010Yearly13012Monthlypro2.support-10-annual
Annual Support 2525Yearly33012Monthlypro2.support-25-annual
Annual Support 5050Yearly65012Monthlypro2.support-50-annual
Annual Support 100100Yearly1’25012Monthlypro2.support-100-annual
Annual Support 200200Yearly2’42012Monthlypro2.support-200-annual
Annual Support 300300Yearly3’50012Monthlypro2.support-300-annual
Annual support packages, paid monthly: the support hours are for a full year and expire after 12 months.

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Learn how to your Linux or Windows VMs and your complete network infrastructure with a maximum of flexibility and performance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Important questions and answers about our Enterprise Cloud

How to get EC2 credentials for your Open Cloud account?

To access Safe Swiss Cloud’s S3 compatible object storage you need the so-called “EC2 credentials”.

To get them, follow the instructions here: https://openstackdocs.safeswisscloud.ch/en/howto/ht-create-ec2.html

You will need your Open Cloud application credentials to do the above.

Do you have a manual for Open Cloud?

Please visit this URL for Safe Swiss Cloud’s Open Cloud manual: https://openstackdocs.safeswisscloud.ch/en/

Can I use Terraform to provision my Open Cloud resources?

Yes, absolutely.

Open Cloud is based on Openstack technology.

Create Openstack Application Credentials and use these for Terraform.

What technologies do you use for Open Cloud?

The Open Cloud offering is based on the following technologies:

  • Openstack
  • CEPH: 100% SSD redundant, clustered block storage
  • CEPH: for S3 compatible object storage

Do you support software defined networking (SDN)?

Yes, all out clouds offer software defined networking (SDN).

This allows you to create your own networks and rules of access to each network and between them.

Are virtual machines (VMs / servers) backed up automatically?


We provide systems that allow you to backup your VMs yourself.

For the Enterprise Cloud, we provide a Veeam based Backup as a Service which customers can operate themselves.

For Open Cloud, customers have access to Open Stack’s built in VM level backups, which they can setup themselves or use their own backup system of choice.

Safe Swiss Cloud provides S3 compatible object storage in its own data centers for use as backup storage.

What sort of redundancy do you offer for your servers?

Safe Swiss Cloud maintains sufficient extra capacity to allow its cloud systems to survive outages due to defects in individual physical nodes (servers).

Virtual machines (VMs) which were running on a physical node (hypervisor) with a defect are simply restarted on another physical node.

What sort of redundancy do you provide for your storage volumes?

All storage volumes at Safe Swiss Cloud are provisioned on redundant data storage clusters (SAN), providing the following types of redundancy:

Redundant storage media: if an SSD has a defect, customers will not notice anything and processing will continue as normal. Safe Swiss Cloud will replace the defective storage device in the background without downtime.

Redundant storage node: if a storage node has a defect, customers will not notice anything and processing will continue as normal. Safe Swiss Cloud will replace the defective storage device in the background without downtime.

The use of 100% clustered block storage based on SSDs ensures maximum reliability, uptime and performance.

Do you offer SSD (flash) storage?

Yes. In fact our default storage category is 100% SSD based.