Published at 01.07.2017
anynines on AWS started about a year ago, and people asked us multiple times, when we are going to add billing to the platform. While on one side, people like free stuff, running on something which is “free as free beer” often raises questions like “Why is it free?” or “Are they uncertain that it will work?”.
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After moving to AWS, we first wanted to ensure the stability and reliability of the infrastructure before starting to charge you, as we previously had issues regarding infrastructure reliability on OpenStack. After a year with 99.99% uptime, we can confidently say, that the infrastructure and PaaS are stable and to really reach our goal of having an uptime of nearly 100%, any nines.
Some customers, especially german customers, asked us about the Data Privacy on AWS. For information about the role of Amazon in your business relationship with us, please consult this Amazon AWS whitepaper about Data Privacy for German Customers.
In short, Amazon will at no point access the data without a valid subpoena or search warrant. This means, that they will not access the data for marketing or advertising reasons either.
We, anynines, will also not interact manually with any of your data. All data is either processed automatically by lifecycle tools, like the BOSH Director and the Backup framework or by your app’s code. At no time will we transfer your data out of the Amazon eu-west-1 region unless specifically instructed otherwise by you.
Your application code and droplets are located in a blob store during the lifecycle of the app. Due to technical limits, those packages can persist after deletion of the apps for a certain time, but cannot be referenced back to your app by a non-administrative user.
Your application’s Environment Variables and Service binding informations are stored encrypted in the Cloud Controller database and will be deleted immediately when you delete your application.
Service instances will retain your data:
Should you need to delete the data immediately, please open a support ticket, so we can assist you.
Now that we reactivate the billing, it is only fair to tell you what we plan for the future.
Here you find an overview. Find the detailed pricing here.
All organisations will start a 30 day trial period beginning today July 1th 2017. As soon as you add your credit card information, your trial period will end, your organisation will be billed but all trial limitations, like the limit on app instances will be removed.You will also be able to create clustered database instances.
First, we would be sad to see you go. Please consider leaving us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org why you did not think that we are the right partner for you. Otherwise, you do not have to do anything. Your organizations trial will end at the end of July, your app instances will be stopped and your services will be deleted a month afterwards. You can still reactivate your account if you decide otherwise.
To create an account, just visit paas.anynines.com and select sign-up.
If you have further questions, write a mail to email@example.com.