Alpine Linux 3.15
Low Power
APU Servers

Alpine Linux 3.15 celebration

Just recently Alpine Linux 3.15 has ben released. Also just a few days ago the first public dedicated server offer from ungleich has been released. Enough reason to add one on top of it:

Dedicated, low power servers running with Alpine Linux 3.15

Low Power Servers

We are proudly using the PC Engines APU in a lot of places at Data Center Light. They are small, robust and easy to handle. And furthermore: they consume only about 10W of power.

While there are other systems that are more power efficient, these boxes are very suitable to be running as a tiny cluster. Webserver? No problem. Mail server? No problem.

So let's have a look at the specifications:

  • 4 real cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1x 120GB SSD (usable: ca. 100GB)
  • Gigabit Ethernet

The offer in detail

The offer is valid for all orders received between 2021-12-06 to 2021-12-24. The monthly price is 100 CHF instead 150 CHF. The price stays the same until the end of the contract.

You get:

  • A dedicated, routed /48 IPv6 network
  • A dedicated layer 2 network
  • (optional, add on) IPv4 addresses (mapped via NAT64)
  • No setup fee (instead of regular setup fee of 50 CHF)
  • A server powered by 100% hydro power

The fine print:

  • Minimum contract duration: 3 months

On order, you get access to the server with Alpine Linux 3.15 installed. You will need to provide your public SSH key for accessing the device.

The server includes 15TB traffic per month. Additional 30TB traffic can be added for 75 CHF/month. The server is located in an IPv6 only network. It can reach the IPv4 Internet via outgoing NAT64. If you need incoming IPv4 connectivity, we offer dedicated public IPv4 addresses for 9 CHF/month. They are mapped via NAT64-SIIT to an IPv6 address of your choice.

The default setup fee of 50 CHF for dedicated servers is removed for this offers.

The offer is limited to 10 dedicated servers on a first come, first serve basis.

The costs in the offer and even more competitve offer

Some of you will be doing the calculation of what it costs for hosting it yourself. And we want to be as transparent as possible so that you understand how the price is calculated.

The costs for ungleich consist roughly of:

  • The hardware itself (~150~200 CHF)
  • The manual work (~150 CHF)
  • The support work (~100 CHF)
  • The electricity (~5-10 CHF/month)
  • The network traffic (~20~90 CHF/month)

Some of these can be optimised with larger quantities, but some of them are rather static. However you can see that the network traffic (based on 10~50 Mbit/s average) is one of the bigger parts of the monthly cost.

For that reason, we offer a second, even more affordable version: if you commit on using less than 10 Mbit/s on average (still burstable up to 1000 Mbit/s), we can offer the dedicated APU for 50 CHF/month.

What if it hardware breaks?

As this is real hardware, hardware failures can occur and they will be repaired without any extra cost. It is however your responsibility to inform the Data Center Light team about issues. Response times according to your selected SLA level.

How can I start / how can order?

You can order at the Data Center Light / Dedicated APU Alpine 3.15 or on Data Center Light / Dedicated APU Alpine 3.15 10 Mbit/s.

After the order is confirmed you will get access to the server within 5 working days.