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Raw Disk Cloud Servers

GoGrid Raw Disk Cloud Servers are purpose-built to offer massive raw storage in the cloud on a redundant 10-Gbps network fabric.

  • Up to 180 TB of raw storage
  • 10-Gbps public and private network
  • Dedicated physical disk for each raw storage volume
  • Easy administration via console access


GoGrid offers hourly, monthly, and annual Cloud Server pricing. With our hourly pay-as-you-go option, you simply pay for the resources you use. There is no commitment, and you’re free to cancel at any time. If you’re willing to commit to a prepaid monthly or annual Cloud Server plan, you can save money when compared to hourly Cloud Server charges.

Raw Disk Cloud Server Sizes and Pricing by Type
Raw Disk Cloud Servers RAM Cores Storage Hourly Monthly
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Large 8 GB 4 1 x 4 TB $0.60 $328.50 $2,628.00
X-Large 16 GB 8 3 x 4 TB $1.50 $821.25 $6,570.00
2X-Large 32 GB 16 6 x 4 TB $3.00 $1,642.50 $13,140.00
4X-Large 64 GB 24 12 x 4 TB $5.25 $2,874.38 $22,995.00
8X-Large 128 GB 32 24 x 4 TB $8.93 $4,889.18 $39,113.40
16X-Large 240 GB 40 45 x 4 TB $17.85 $9,772.88 $78,183.00


  • Your CPU allocation will vary depending on the profile of the physical node on which your Cloud Server resides.
  • Raw Disk Cloud Servers only support Linux.
  • Contact Sales if you are interested in the 8X-Large or 16X-Large Cloud Servers.

MyGSI Migration

Deploy multi-data-center solutions without having to rebuild your Cloud Server. You can copy your GoGrid Server Image (MyGSI) for a one-time $50 fee. See our wiki for complete details.

Bandwidth Pricing (data transfer)

On GoGrid, data transfer is measured in gigabytes. There are no charges for private network data transfer between servers within a single data center. There are also no costs associated with inbound data transfer to your servers. You’ll only be charged based on your outbound data transfer. Pricing for outbound data transfer starts at just $0.12 per GB. See the Data Transfer page for complete details.

About Hourly Cloud Server Billing

With this option, you accrue usage charges by the hour for each Cloud Server you create. To stop all charges, you simply delete all Cloud Servers in the account. For example, if you create a 1 GB server using GoGrid and 1 hour later delete the server, you accrue charges for 1 hour of usage. Usage consists of accumulated hourly charges, transfer, and Cloud Storage charges.

About Prepaid Cloud Server Billing

If you deploy prepaid Cloud Servers, you’re billed in advance for each server. To stop all charges, you simply delete all virtual servers in the account before the end of the term. Prepaid servers are not prorated. For example, if you create a 1 GB monthly prepaid Cloud Server using GoGrid and 10 days later delete the server, you’ll still be charged for the full month. If you deploy a single server for 10 days, delete the server, and then deploy a second server for the rest of the month, you’ll be charged for two monthly prepaid Cloud Servers. Additional usage charges consist of transfer and Cloud Storage charges.

Use Cases

GoGrid’s Raw Disk Cloud Servers are purpose-built to operate as the Data Node in a Hadoop cluster. Hadoop already handles redundancy and performs better with storage in a JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) configuration. In a Hadoop cluster, there is typically 1 Name Node (sometimes 2) and several Data Nodes. When deploying a Hadoop cluster, you’ll want more than 1 Data Node, ideally at least 3. Hadoop defaults to creating three copies of every object, and you’ll want them distributed to different nodes to handle potential failure conditions. In a Hadoop cluster, you should use the SSD Cloud Server or High RAM Cloud Server as the Name Node. The Name Node typically requires more RAM and the more resilient storage of those server types. If you're deploying HBase, you’ll want to use the Raw Disk options with more RAM. The Raw Disk Servers also have more cores than spindles, offering slightly more processing power than typical Data Node configurations.

Large Storage Arrays
Raw Disk Cloud Servers provide massive storage in the cloud. You have direct access to as much as 180 TB of raw storage for your files and objects. Because it’s configured as a JBOD, you’ll need an application that can manage the replication and redundancy of the file you store there. Be aware that there is a potential for lost data if your application can’t distribute your file across multiple spindles/nodes.

Linux OS

CentOS Logo
CentOS Licensing Fee
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit) None
CentOS 6.4 (64-bit) None
CentOS 6.2 (64-bit) None
CentOS 6.0 (64-bit) None
CentOS 5.9 (64-bit) None
CentOS 5.8 (64-bit) None
CentOS 5.6 (64-bit) None

Debian Logo

Debian Licensing Fee
Debian 7.5 (64-bit) None
Debian 7.4 (64-bit) None
Debian 6.0 (64-bit) None
Debian 5.0 (64-bit) None

Red Hat Logo

Red Hat Licensing Fee
RHEL 5.7 (64-bit) None
RHEL 5.6 (64-bit) None

Ubuntu Logo

Ubuntu Licensing Fee
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit) None
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) None
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (64-bit) None

See the wiki for more details regarding supported operating systems.


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