TL; DR: Kamatera leverages vast experience in network infrastructure to deliver enterprise-grade cloud services to organizations worldwide. The hosting company uses its 13 datacenters and thousands of servers to provide cutting-edge cloud computing technology to developers, startups, enterprises, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers. With a focus on flexible packages, high uptime rates, and around-the-clock service, Kamatera aims to serve an integral role in helping customers achieve their online business goals.
Cloud computing is a great source of confusion for many nontechnical business leaders — and it’s easy to see why. The name itself hints at something hazy, beyond the reach of human touch.
In reality, the cloud is merely a collection of servers located in a datacenter that users can access remotely over the internet. And the benefits are enormous.
With cloud hosting, businesses can virtually allocate on-demand resources, including CPU, memory, and storage, without worrying about managing physical servers in-house. Since each virtualized machine runs its own operating system, this setup provides users with far more control than shared hosting plans.
Add to that affordability, security, and efficiency, and you’ll see why cloud hosting solutions are an excellent option for sites of all sizes. When searching for a cloud provider, it’s often a good idea to find a host that specializes in cloud infrastructure, rather than treating it as an afterthought.
Enter Kamatera. The company boasts years of experience in the many facets of cloud computing, from cloud-based servers and block storage to managed hosting packages.
“We created Kamatera to offer a simple and fully customized server platform where users can instantly scale for ultimate savings, without any commitment from their end,” said Yohay Azulay, Managing Director at Kamatera. “With the cloud, it’s all pay-as-you-go. Our users even get 30 days for free to test the services and determine the right configurations for their needs.”
With a network infrastructure made up of 13 datacenters and thousands of servers across the globe, Kamatera is able to provide these cutting-edge cloud solutions to hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.
Extensive Experience in Global Cloud Services
Kamatera operates parent company OMC Computers, an international IT service provider established in 1995. Yohay told us that Kamatera began providing virtual private servers in 2009.
“Back in the day, there were only a few major cloud providers that offered fixed packages with almost no options for scalability,” he said. “These packages did not include traffic, so from the client’s point of view, it was almost impossible to predict what the monthly charge would be.”
Solving that problem was the inspiration behind Kamatera, which was founded to provide flexible cloud services and convenient billing options.
“The idea was to create a cloud provider with unlimited scalability that allows clients to customize their services and offers clear pricing,” Yohay said. “Since day one, the company’s guideline was that clients will only pay for the resources they use — and nothing more.”
Compared with shared hosting, a service where multiple users reside on the same server, virtual private servers provide significantly better performance. With shared servers, customers with high bandwidth can negatively affect performance for other users. But virtualized machines have their own operating system and software resources.
“From the beginning, the company recognized the need to shift from web hosting to virtual private server hosting,” Yohay said. “The biggest challenge was to make the shift accessible to clients through affordable prices. Today, the market has reached a point where the difference in price between VPS and web hosting is minimal. Clients prefer VPS hosting — the performance is incomparable, the value for the money is better, and they don’t have to share resources with other users.”
Global Datacenters and an Easy-to-Use Control Panel
Kamatera’s purpose-built datacenters, located across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, were designed with security, surveillance, and disaster prevention in mind.
All datacenters are constantly secured and monitored by authorized staff, and all third-party contractors and visitors must receive security clearance to enter the premises. Each server is connected to an uninterrupted power supply with N+1 redundancy and instantaneous failover. For further protection, all datacenters are backed up with independent generators.
Kamatera ensures all equipment is maintained in optimized, climate-controlled environments within strong facilities designed to provide resilience against natural disasters, such as earthquakes. Every piece of hardware is replaced after just three years of service to ensure reliability and performance.
Yohay told us that Kamatera’s global presence is a direct reflection of the host’s client base.
“Kamatera operates 13 datacenters over four continents — and some of these datacenters were set up per the requests of our clients,” Yohay said. “If a client of ours needs a solution that will demand setting up a new server in a new geographic location, and the numbers align, we wouldn’t hesitate to do so.”
The host’s user-friendly management console was also designed with the customer in mind. The intuitive, web-based portal makes it easy for sysadmins or other employees to manage all of the elements of their company’s cloud infrastructure.
Kamatera also offers a fully managed cloud package for businesses that do not have the resources for an in-house sysadmin — or just want to avoid the hassle. This cost-effective solution includes on-demand server management and 24/7 operating system, database, and service support for a fixed monthly cost.
Staying in Touch with Client Needs
When it comes to internal development, Kamatera’s top priorities include staying attuned to client preferences and needs, whether it’s serving highly skilled developers or tech newbies.
“Developers created Kamatera, but our goal is to ensure that the platform is easy to use for both developers and users who aren’t necessarily tech-savvy,” Yohay said. “With time, we learned that our users wanted the ability to add services like WordPress, cPanel, and Kubernetes in a very simple way.”
That’s why, over the years, Kamatera added options to deploy more than 40 apps and services to its servers with just a click of a button.
Of course, the company also strives to provide knowledgeable customer support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from humans — not bots.
“Whether clients are dealing with difficulties setting up a new server or choosing between a Linux or Windows VPS, our support team is always there to assist,” Yohay said. “The combination of great services and a great product at an affordable price is key for us at Kamatera, and it’s one of the things we’re most proud of.”
Cultivating an Inviting, Family-Like Culture
Kamatera understands that a strong company culture is vital to success. It was nearly two decades ago when two brothers founded Kamatera as a family business, and the company still strives to maintain a warm and welcoming environment to this day.
“The environment with the teams in all departments is very open — anyone can approach the CEO or any other management executive with a request or idea,” Yohay said.
The same courtesy extends to the company’s customers. “We believe that the combination of providing our clients with great services while being attentive and transparent is key to our success,” he added.
As for what’s in store, Yohay told us the hosting company is always hard at work updating products and putting new ideas into production.
“We are constantly improving our platform and will release new platform products in the following months,” he said. “We also plan on expanding to more data centers worldwide.”