Since we launched the limited availability of OnMetal™ Cloud Servers – single-tenant bare-metal servers provisioned quickly via the cloud – last month, our customers have shown great interest. Some of them are looking to move away from the unpredictable nature of virtualized, multi-tenant environments, while others are intrigued by our promise of “elasticity of the cloud, plus economy of colocation” – particularly the economy side of it.
For the past two weeks, we’ve told you about how we engineered our new Performance Cloud Servers to deliver exceptional levels of application performance.We’ve told you that Performance Cloud Servers are built with 100 percent data center-grade solid-state disks (SSDs) and powerful Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, as much as 120 GB of memory and 40 gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to every host machine.
Performance is a key consideration in any infrastructure decision and an important topic for our customers, and therefore an important subject for Rackspace. Keeping a focus on performance and providing a high performance-to-price ratio is important for any cloud provider.
Performance, or more precisely, the lack of performance, is an invisible cost in your architecture. It is a tax you have to pay by having to overprovision resources in your cloud design to match a given workload. A hybrid cloud gives you the flexibility to choose from different performance profiles to fit your application needs, from dedicated to shared cloud resources, and across its evolution from small endeavor to large mission critical app.