Cloud Servers For Windows, Ready For Business

We’re ready to take the Beta label off of Cloud Servers for Windows and open the doors for business. When we initially released the Cloud Servers for Windows Beta, we wanted to ensure that we had the right features in place backed by an industry leading SLA before releasing it into production. We’ve had a highly successful Beta program with over 2000 users testing the product. The amount of feedback we’ve received has been tremendous and critical to moving forward on our official launch into production.

For any business that runs Window-based hosting and wants the advantages of a cloud computing environment, Cloud Servers for Windows is a perfect fit. This product is ideal for testing and developing applications as well as supporting the needs for a highly scalable environment. Cloud Servers for Windows features include:

  • Custom configurations with full administrator access
  • Backups and Snapshots
  • Ability to upgrade server size on-demand
  • Add or delete servers on the fly
  • Rescue mode
  • Management through the Rackspace Cloud control panel
  • Ability to add additional IP addresses
  • Pay only for what you use with a utility payment model with hourly billing; no contracts or upfront costs
  • Enterprise-class SLAs
  • Support for a broad array of the latest Microsoft Windows Server Images including:
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 32-bit
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 32-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition 64-bit

We’ve seen a variety of use cases throughout our Beta program. SpaBooker, for example, has been using Cloud Servers for Window Beta to host their entire staging environment. In addition, they utilize our managed dedicated servers for their actual application and Cloud Sites for web content, making them a true hybrid customer. Daniel Lizio-Katzen, SpaBooker Managing Director, states:

“Rackspace Cloud Servers has been the ideal solution to separate our actual application from our public facing website. We currently have our entire staging environment running on the Cloud Servers for Windows and the overall ease of use has been phenomenal. The cost savings compared to traditional dedicated hosting are also substantial.”

For $.08 an hour, you can spin up a server with 1GB RAM and 40GB disk in minutes. If you’re a .NET developer, small-to-medium sized business, IT administrator or even an existing Rackspace customer, spinning up a few servers to test takes little time and cost.

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