At the time of writing this article, there are 4 hosted options and 4 self-hosted options available. Which one to choose, which one is best for me? You may ask.
Our goal is to make it self-explanatory and easy for our customers but you may still have questions looking at it for the first time.
There is one term I keep repeating in the article: ‘k8s cluster’ which expands to ‘kubernetes cluster’. If you do not know what it is, do not worry. Simply put, it is a complete working system with 1 or more computers, disks, installed and configured software applications which work to your benefit. And we are here working on this so you do not need to get deep into it and spend years on learning k8s in order to run cluster for you.
If you know what ‘k8s’ is, you can most likely appreciate what we did here to offer our services.
We use preselected servers, with resources scaled to properly handle expected workload. So you can be certain to rely on the service without worrying about anything.
But at the cost of less flexibility.
Again, we try to make it simple to decide.
Even though the system you get does not limit how many users you can have, it does not limit custom domains, messages, projects, code repositories, etc… It comes with certain resources adjusted to handle specific workload.
We show this by providing a “recommended number of users” for each subscription option.
The CPU and memory are adjusted to handle a typical usage of that many users, on average. The system also comes with certain disk space and additional space for shared files and backups.
For most customers, the recommended number of users is the best indication of which subscription to choose.
It may happen that some groups of people have specific needs, and they utilize differently.
For example, there might be a relatively small development team of 20 members but working on a large projects with lots of large source code repositories. This team may need a SMALL or MEDIUM* or maybe even **LARGE system.
There are other factors you might need to consider.
Disasters do not happen often, but if they happen, how quickly you must have your system back up and running? If this is important, you should check the disaster recovery time.
Another thing is that not all services/applications are available on all options.
If you are in doubt, just ask
We put a lot of effort to make it simple, but if you are new to this, it might be overwhelming. If you are not sure or if you have specific requirements, do not hesitate to contact us.