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Get three months of free cloud hosting to combat COVID-19

by Eman Shome July 24, 2020
Free Cloud Hosting for Three Months - designs.codes

These are hard times. Since COVID-19 brought the world to a halt since late February, business everywhere has been facing many hardships. New business opportunities are hard to come by in these uncertain times. 

In the worst-case scenario, the COVID-19 is expected to cost the world economy a whopping $2 trillion. The possibility of businesses getting back on track remains ambiguous as of today. Airlines and sports clubs are cutting costs by reducing salaries. Many companies are laying off staff or putting them in furlough. 

However, the fixed costs of running a business remain the same. Right from employee salary to electricity and internet charges still need to be paid every month. Among many other such fixed costs, the hosting cost of your website or applications has to be paid as well. That’s a prerequisite for running a business.

While we have been providing support to COVID-19 frontline workers through our CSR programs, we were also looking to find ways to give back to the community, to other startups, small and medium businesses in a meaningful way. 

We arranged credits from the leading cloud service providers – AWS, Google Cloud and Digital Ocean in the last one month. We are happy to announce that we will provide free Managed Cloud Solution to select startups and small businesses for the next three months starting today for the next three months.

Eligibility criteria

Since we do not have infinite credits we intend to extend our help to those who need it the most. Funded startups and enterprises have the resources to sail through the ongoing crisis. We set the eligibility criteria keeping that in mind. Here is the eligibility criteria for three months of free Managed Cloud Solution: 

  • All bootstrapped startups founded after 2017
  • Small and medium businesses with a yearly turnover of less than USD 1.5 million

Free doesn’t mean compromising on quality

The cloud service providers are the best in the world. On top of that, we will provide you with a host of additional benefits to ensure you have a flawless experience with our Managed Cloud Solution. Check out the features below: 

  • Free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt rated A+ by Qualys SSL Labs
  • Daily backup of files and database
  • Enhanced server security to prevent DDoS attack, cross-scripting, file injections etc
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Processor, RAM and Storage of your choice or we will suggest based on the application or website to be hosted
  • Data Center location of your choice 
  • CDN to be provided if needed 
  • Migration from your existing server with a back-up
  • HIPAA, HITECH, GDPR and other regulatory compliance on request
  • 99.5% uptime guarantee with round the clock support

To know more and talk to one of our client success managers about how we can help you, write to us – sayhello@designs.codes

Do we have the experience and capability to manage your mission-critical applications?

We have been providing Managed Cloud Solutions to startups,  SMBs and enterprises across the world since 2014. Our team has in-depth knowledge of AWS, Google Cloud, Azure cloud infrastructure. We provide and manage large scale server architecture in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, finance etc. We follow all local, regional and global compliances such as HIPAA, HITECH, GDPR etc. wherever applicable.

What happens after three months?

After three months you are free to move to other service providers should you want to. We will help you with that. However, if you love the quality of service and support then you are welcome to continue with our Managed Cloud Solution as long as you want. 

We will charge monthly or yearly payments based on server usage after the first three months. This will be substantially lower than the cost you will incur if you opt for standalone hosting through AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean or other such providers.

Why Are We Doing This? 

We understand the pain that startups and small businesses are going through with the loss of revenue and lesser new business opportunities during these unsettling times of COVID-19. 

Most businesses have witnessed a decline in market demand, except in a few select industries. Studies suggest the total loss to Indian GDP alone inflicted by the 50+ days lockdown to be around $320 billion.

Early-stage and mid-stage startups are the most impacted, particularly those in the business-to-consumer (B2C) space, revealed another survey. According to the survey, around 60 percent of B2C startups face closure as revenues plummeted to near-zero levels after businesses were forced to remain shut during the nationwide lockdown. Small businesses are facing the same predicament. 

With this free service, we are trying to give back to the community and our fellow business mates which will help fledgling businesses save money while getting access to best-in-class services. The savings could go to more pressing business needs. Even if we can help a handful of businesses to sustain and save more for a turnaround in the near future, we will be proud of it. 

To know more and talk to one of our client success managers about how we can help you, write to us – sayhello@designs.codes

 

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