Break the Cloud Barrier with openCloud

"Bandwidth limitations are the main obstacle to providing cloud computing as a standard service in SA" (IT Web, 2010)

openCloud is a partnership between SYNAQ and VoxDatapro, designed to break the cloud access barrier, providing businesses with high-speed unlimited access to the SYNAQ cloud at no cost (for free).

How it works?

You’re a company of 100 users and you want to benefit from rock-solid email messaging and collaboration. Here’s what you’re looking at (a 40% saving per month).

What if I don't want to use Fishbone for my internet breakout traffic?

Well, you don’t have to. We’ll cover your costs to the SYNAQ cloud regardless. All you need to pay for is the Fishbone device and your Telkom ADSL line rentals and we’ll cover the rest (you still save 40% per month!).

FishboneopenCloud
Cloud Messaging (100 users)R 7,500R 7,500
Device RentalR 1,500R 1,500
Port FeeR 500R 0.00
Internet Traffic (60GB)R 9,000R 6,300
Email Traffic (40GB)R 6,000R 0.00
TotalR 24,500R 15,300
FishboneopenCloud
Cloud Messaging (100 users)R 7,500R 7,500
Device RentalR 1,500R 1,500
Port FeeR 500R 0.00
Internet Traffic (0GB)R 0.00R 0.00
Email Traffic (40GB)R 6,000R 0.00
TotalR 15,500R 9,000

Why do I have to pay for the Fishbone device, I thought this was free?

We’re covering all your email access costs using the bonded DSL service from VoxDatapro but to do this there is a physical Fishbone device that needs to be implemented for the service to work and give you that high-speed access that we know you want, and that we know your business needs. The R 1,500 charge covers the physical cost for the device, world class support and swap outs to replace the device if it were to fail for any reason whatsoever.

What are the contract lengths for openCloud?

There is no contract to keep the openCloud solution. You will be required to agree to the SYNAQ standard terms of engagement. You can cancel at anytime at no cost to you. On cancellation we’ll require the VoxDatapro Fishbone device returned in working order.

How do I qualify?

Our openCloud offer is an exclusive offer to businesses of 20 people or more that sign-up to SYNAQ’s awesome Cloud Messaging email and collaboration service. The offer is limited to 1 Fishbone device per company.

How long will you be offering openCloud for?

We’d like to say forever, but we’re not sure. We believe the price of bandwidth will drop dramatically in the next 18 months so the solution will be even more affordable, but we’ve been hearing that bandwidth prices will come down for years now.

What we can say is that any company that signs up for the openCloud offer will get the benefits for as long as they remain a SYNAQ customer (in other words, you’ll never have to pay for your email access again)