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  • Ohio's Premier Cloud Services Provider

Dublin • Columbus • Cleveland

Our Core Competencies

Since 2005, we have been involved in every aspect of building enterprise-grade IT infrastructure for businesses of all sizes. We even built a Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution for one of the top-10 ISPs in the US. In short, we've been building "Clouds" since before the term was even coined and it's no secret that we drink our own Kool-Aid, therefore, Cloud Propeller.

Cloud Propeller embodies everything we've learned throughout the years, following the very best practices and using the latest and greatest enterprise-grade hardware at its core. It is one of the most advanced Cloud Platforms you can find today. Through partnerships with VMware, Veeam, CrashPlan and Zerto, we have created a very compelling Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which meets and usually exceeds needs of small and medium businesses.
Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Infrastructure

IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service

Powered by VMware, our Infrastructure as a Service represents one of the most powerful solutions available today.

All-Flash SSD Storage (SAN), latest top of the line Intel Xeon CPUs, Software Defined Networking (SDN w/ NSX & VXLAN), all backed with a guaranteed 3 year refresh cycle on all of our underlying hardware. Your VMs are guaranteed to perform w/ latest and greatest hardware available year after year.

Data Protection

Data Protection

Backup Services

When it comes to backups there is nothing better than a piece of mind knowing you are 100% protected. For this reason, we partnered with two of the best backup companies in the World: Veeam and CrashPlan. First solution provides backups for all of your VMs running in our Cloud (or on-prem via Veeam Cloud Connect), and second solution is the best option for file-only backups for your servers, laptops, workstations and more.

Business Continuity

Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery

While having a DR solution does not remove the need to back up your data, it does offer business continuity when your RPO (Recovery Point Objectives) and RTO (Recovery Time Objectives) are too strict for Backup Software to meet.

Meet Zerto. It is a solution which atomically protects your whole Virtual Data Center, and can start it up at a different physical location in under 20 minutes!

Looking for Something Unique?

VMware Professional Service Provider
If you need a custom solution, we can most likely assist. We offer fully dedicated and 100% managed infrastructure solutions (hosted on-prem and/or in our data center) designed specifically to fit your business and compliancy needs. We have deployed several custom-tailored hybrid solutions for customers, connecting their on-prem compute with our cloud resources. Some use it as a Disaster Recovery scenario, others for test and dev, and some of our customers find it useful during a busy season when they need burst-resources available on-demand. When it comes to "anything-cloud" please feel free to give us a call and we'll gladly assist you in picking the right solution even if it is not ours. Our initial discovery session is absolutely FREE of charge.

Do you like High Availability?

Unexpected service disruptions can cost your company big money as well as cause logistical headaches for your IT department.

Our infrastructure is extremely redundant, 100% backed up, and if you chose our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services (BCDR), we can have you up and running in under 20 minutes even in case of an absolutely catastrophic data center failure.

in damages are caused by average service disruption
of small businesses never reopen after catastrophic data loss
of small and medium-sized businesses remain unprepared for disaster
certainty we can actually help you with all this

Our Infrastructure

Some providers out there expect you to sign up for infrastructure services without really knowing what they even run on. Would you buy a car without lifting the hood up to at least look at the engine? Similar can be said about their support. When you're in a pickle and call for help, will they answer with "that's out of scope?" Ask those questions beforehand and make sure you tour the data center (if at all possible).

The good part here is that we're not those guys. At Cloud Propeller, you can come to our HQ (inside Metro Data Center in Dublin) and we will gladly give you a tour of our infrastructure, point a finger at where your data safely lives and at servers your business relies on.

With Cloud Propeller you can count on: Facts (simple and verified), Honesty (we'll always be truthful), and Trust (we promise we'll earn it).
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  • Compute
  • Network
  • Storage
  • Up-time SLA
  • Support Tiers
  • 100% Satisfaction
  • 384

    Xeon Cores Per Cluster

    When it comes to Compute, we're not joking around

    We are quite serious about capacity, scalability, and ability for our customer workloads to burst up at a moment's notice. Our infrastructure is NEVER more than 50% utilized at any given time, and that's not from necessity, rather, that is how we choose to operate. When you need resources you can count on Cloud Propeller to deliver, immediately. We also do not over-provision any resources, so you are guaranteed the resources you pay for.

  • 20

    Gbit Uplinks

    In the Cloud your business moves as fast as your network does

    All of our hosts come with 20 Gbit uplinks to the Top of the Rack Distributed Fabric. This guarantees that all of your virtual machines can actually benefit from their 10 Gbit vNICs for super low-latency performance. We also utilize VMware NSX (Nicira) and VXLAN for point-and-click Software Defined Networking without any noticeable overhead to performance. Highly-available VMware NSX Edge Gateways serve as your Virtual Data Center's GW, BGP/OSPF Router, Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Termination Points and Distributed Load Balancers with a simple Point and Click GUI to manage it all.

  • 100K

    IOPS per Host

    In 21st Century, SSD Storage is your Right, not a costly privilege

    We utilize VMware's vSAN storage and back it with 10 Gbit dedicated uplinks and 100% Intel Data Center Edition Enterprise SSD Drives. Erasure Coding data protection algorithms ensure your data redundancy, and vSAN provides performance and capacity that scale with your needs. We do not limit IOPS per disk or anything like that either. It's so fast, we do not have to!

  • SLA

    Measured & Enforced

    Attainable and Guaranteed SLA Agreements

    Our SLAs are, simply put, honest and realistic. We strive for a 100% uptime, but guarantee a minimum of 99.99% uptime per month on both Infrastructure Availability as well as Network Connectivity. We are serious about uptime and about promised SLAs, so much that we include them on the Service Order Form we both sign so it's clearly understood and always easily accessible.

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    We have Support Tiers to suite everyone's needs

    When it comes to what's included or not included in support we offer, our approach is quite simple. When you sign up for services you have an option of choosing Basic, Production, Business or Mission Critical Support Package. Price is based on a percentage of cost for services ordered and the tier you choose inclusively covers EVERY service we provide.

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    We stand behind every word we say, and guarantee satisfaction

    We understand that without you, and others like you, we would not even exist. Your absolute satisfaction is our one and only goal in life. We do this job because we love it, and because of that you may rest assured we will always do it right, every single time. We do not cover up mistakes either. If we screw up, we'll 'fess up to it and make sure it never happens again.

Our Data Centers

We only partner with the best of the best. It is very important to us that our partners have the core values that very closely match our own. This is not always easy to find, but we consider ourselves very lucky to call the following two friends.

Metro Data Center in Dublin (our HQ), and Bluebridge Data Center in Cleveland meet our rigorous standards, and also match us in their dedication and commitment to customers as well as in the upkeep of their infrastructure.

These are the key aspects that we look for in every data center we are in:
- A Secure, fortified home for our (and your) infrastructure
- Fully Redundant (N+2) Active / Active power sources (redundant feeds, UPS systems and generators if possible)
- A minimum of 3 different ISP uplinks for network connectivity (we use Level 3 as our main ISP, and DC's own blend as a redundancy)
- PCI, HIPAA *and* SOC Compliancy - 24/7/365 support

We are also directly connected with OARnet (Ohio Academic Resources Network).

Metro Datacenter, Dublin, Ohio

Metro Data Center, Dublin, Ohio

We encourage you to find out in more detail why we chose these two awesome partners. To do so, please click on their respective logo above and check out the facts directly on their website. They have all the features you'd expect from a Tier 3 data center and more.
Both Data Centers are:
Soc2, HIPAA & PCI/DSS Compliant

We're also working towards getting FedRamp certified in 2016.

FedRamp Certification

Our Pricing

Our pricing is specifically tailored to each individual customer since we are in the business of providing complete solutions to your infrastructure needs. As we offer Virtual Data Center as a Service, rather than individual Virtual Machines, the size of your virtual data center (in GB of RAM, CPU requirements, and Storage allocation) can greatly impact the price point for each resource.

Please Contact Us for a quote. The turnaround for all inquiries is usually less than 2 hours.
We're quite positive that you will be pleasantly surprised with what we have to offer. We will absolutely beat just about any public or private cloud provider out there in designing your solution, dedication to detail, service quality and even price.

As for support, here are the 4 Support Tiers we offer.

  • Infrastructure Health Check
  • Access to Tech Support (Severity 2-4 issues)
  • Severity One Support
  • Virtual Machine Support
  • Firewall & Router Support
  • Operating System Support
  • VM OS/Security Patching
  • Priority Case Handling
  • Max Response Time
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • App Performance Analysis
  • Best Practices Guidance
  • Proactive Systems Monitoring (IaaS)
  • 3rd Party App Support
  • Application Migration
  • Production Assessment
  • Personalized Service Engineer

  • PRICE per Month
  • Business Hours
  • Business Hours
  • 12hr
    FREE of Charge
  • Business Hours
  • Business Hours
  • 1 issue /mo included
  • 6hr
  • Greater of $100
    or 10% of MRC
  • Business Hours
  • 24/7 + phone
  • 1hr
  • Greater of $350
    or 12% of MRC
  • Business Hours
  • 24/7 + phone
  • 30min
  • Greater of $850
    or 15% of MRC

About Cloud Propeller

Cloud Propeller is run by a small team of engineers with close to 40 years of combined experience in enterprise IT field.

In 2009 we built a VMware-powered Public Cloud for a small Columbus, Ohio startup which ended up being sold to a Top-10 US Internet Service Provider for $16 million in 2013. For 2 years after the acquisition we ran and supported that cloud platform for the new owner.

At the beginning of 2015 we decided to combine all of our knowledge and experience and start a Cloud Company Run by Engineers which would provide great Cloud Infrastructure as you'd expect from the "big guys," but with love, care and commitment only a small and personally involved group of people cares to provide its customers with. Our dream came true, and we've met and helped some amazing people along the way.

If you choose us for your infrastructure needs, when you call for support you will immediately get to talk to people who run the company, who built the infrastructure you are using, and who are intimately familiar with your environment. We are 100% invested in Cloud Propeller, have zero outside funding, have no debt of any kind, and our business is making sure your business is up and running 24/7/365. You can count on us, it's a Promise!

Cloud Propeller

Contact Us

We'd love to talk to you. Please, call us at 1 (614) 505-9555, email us at or just fill out the form below.