Virtual Machines from KanREN

Virtual Machines from KanREN: Dependable, easy, cost effective. 

KanREN’s virtual machine service delivers solid performance with comparable pricing.  KanREN virtual machines are hosted within the KanREN network, ensuring the best possible performance when accessing from your site or anywhere in the world.

Virtual Machine Service Tiers & Pricing

KanREN’s virtual machines are offered in three different tiers to meet varying member needs.  Service may be upgraded at any time, or downgraded at the end of a KanREN fiscal year.  Service requires a commitment through the KanREN fiscal year.

Small Virtual Machine

Description Pricing
1 VCPU, 1 GB VRAM, 40 GB storage, unlimited network use* $300/year
Setup (1 time NRC) $350

Medium Virtual Machine

Description Pricing
1 VCPU, 2 GB VRAM, 80 GB storage, unlimited network use* $540/year
Setup (1 time NRC) $500

Large Virtual Machine

Description Pricing
2 VCPUs, 4 GB VRAM, 160 GB storage, unlimited network use* $1,080/year
Setup (1 time NRC) $800

Additional Storage

Description Pricing
Additional storage can be purchased in 40 GB blocks $100/year/40 GB

Other Custom Configurations

Other custom configurations are available on a case by case basis as resources are available.  Contact KanREN with any specific request, and the feasibility will be explored at that time.  Pricing for any custom configurations will be on a case by case basis.

Support and Availability

KanREN maintains the VM infrastructure 24 hours per day.  Support issues for using individual virtual machines is provided from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In the even of partial loss of VM infrastructure, available resources may be reduced until failed components are replaced.  KanREN maintains spare parts for many components, and next business day support for non-spared items.

IPv6 Adoption

KanREN virtual machines all include public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, making them a great way to gain experience with IPv6 as well as deploying public-facing applications.

More Information?

For more information on the KanREN Virtual Machines, please send an e-mail to, or call 785-856-9800.

*  Network usage for KanREN virtual machines has to be shared among all users.  If a particular member, or VM uses enough bandwidth to disrupt the service of other VMs or members, KanREN expects community cooperation to resolve resource contentions.