Zetamex introduces new owner, price plans

The new CEO taking over the Zetamex OpenSim hosting company is named Richard Lehman, and prices will only be raised slightly, he said today.

In addition, he pledged that 10 percent of the region rental income will go to OSgrid and Metropolis, to support their operations.

Zetamex currently offers customers the ability to connect their Zetamex regions and simulators to those two grids, as well as Zetamex’ own ZetaWorlds.

“We want to support them because they are non-profit and this will be a steady donation they will get every month,” Lehman in a letter to customers this morning.

Lehman also released the new price list.

“Zetamex is not raising the prices that high and we will still be the lowest price hosting company around,” he told Hypergrid Business.

Single region plans

  • 7,500 prims and up to 10 avatars: increasing from $3 to $5 a month
  • 15,000 prims and 20 avatars: increasing from $5 to $7.50 a month
  • 45,000 prims and 40 avatars: increasing from $7.50 to $15 a month

Simulator plans

  • 20,000 prims, up to four regions, up to 40 simultaneous visitors: increasing from $15 to $20 a month
  • 60,000 prims, up to 16 regions, up to 80 visitors: increasing from $35 to $40
  • 120,000 prims, up to 16 regions, and 100 visitors: increasing from $70 to $75
  • unlimited prims, one region, up to 100 visitors: increasing from $30 to $35

In addition, the cost for central grid services is increasing from $25 to $30 a month.

 

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Bryan French

    Very nice for Metropolis and OSGrid, but does nothing for the non-profit
    grids Zetamex hosts. Zetamex has been fluctuating prices so much since
    we started our grid three months ago we are already paying $20 for one
    of of our 20,000 prim simulators. With the recent week long outage of
    most services to transition to something that is far worse, having to
    check a blog, status page, and a twitter account to find network
    difficulties and non-information, making unapproved and unannounced changes to simulator parameters causing problems to our users, and now a new CEO with no open sim
    experience we are exploring our options with other grid hosting
    providers.

    • Frank Corsi

      Very frustrating situation it seems.

    • hack13

      I suggest looking at Dreamland Metaverse, they are the number one in the business 🙂

  • Merrie Schonbach

    The prices have been released, see above, they have been raised only a little and are still quite the bargain.

  • Frank Corsi

    Is the key to this just “Very Cheap Land”.. I see all types of issues with servers, outages and poor service that would make me believe that the “Cheap” may not be the best solution for a serious customer.

  • people who buy before the price goes up gets their rates locked in as part of our grandfather policy so no having to pay the new price if you are already paying a lower rate. the new prices are for new orders, not current.

  • AviWorlds

    AviWorlds Labs will be open soon. Grid services and other cool stuff. I think that the markets need more than two major hosting companies that seem to do whatever they want and even try to suppress other grids developments. They need to be put to the test and if they show their true colors and fail so be it. This is the beauty of a free market.

  • Uwe Furse

    Unfortunately, Metropolis misses the monthly donations of Zetamax. 15 euros were donated once and before months.