Rackspace Cloud Now Supports Windows Server 2012

As we mentioned earlier this month, we couldn’t be more excited about bringing Windows Server 2012 to our cloud customers. And today, the RTM image is available to our next generation cloud customers, so you can start building new servers immediately through the Control Panel or via the Cloud Servers API.

There is no added cost for Windows Server 2012; it is launched and billed exactly the same as our Windows 2008 server images.

For customers who need a Windows Server 2012 + SQL Server image, we have those queued up in the pipeline and will let you know as soon as they are ready.

We look forward to your feedback on using the current, most advanced Windows release on the Rackspace open cloud!

Richard Goodwin joined Rackspace as a Product Manager in June 2012, focusing on images and the OpenStack Glance project in the Cloud Compute team. Before joining Rackspace, he helped manage and launch a series of online services, including online backup, in the Symantec.cloud group at Symantec Corp. He has a long history in both web services and storage technologies, with almost a decade each at Symantec and Dell Inc. serving enterprise and SMB customers.


  1. Richard, can you look into providing this image for your private cloud? Or the instructions. There is a lot of work that goes into creating these images and it would be nice to keep this part open as well. Thanks for the consideration.


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