You spoke, we listened — and now we’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of our next generation of OnMetal Cloud Servers: bare metal made better with the elasticity of the cloud and consistent performance of a dedicated environment.
When we talk to our customers, we often hear one thing loud and clear: you want choice. You want us to have a robust portfolio where you have the flexibility to choose an option based on the price-performance requirements of your specific application or workload.
Based on your feedback about our virtual Cloud Servers, one thing is clear: the more flexibility you have in defining your infrastructure, the better. So today, we’re adding two new workload-optimized flavor classes to our Cloud Servers lineup that allow you to create servers that meet your specific compute and memory requirements. The new servers allow you to define storage completely separately from compute – they boot exclusively from Cloud Block Storage.
Now you can boot Performance 1 and Performance 2 Cloud Servers from a network attached volume in Cloud Block Storage. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits you get when you use this feature:
Recently, an issue that has the potential to impact a portion of the Public Cloud environment was reported. Our engineers and developers continue to work closely with our vendors and partners to apply the solution to remediate this issue. While we believe in transparent communication, there are times when we must withhold certain details in order to protect you, our customers.
Last week, we announced the availability of OnMetal, API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Building a great product not only requires a coherent vision but also a collaborative cross functional execution to successfully bring it to market. Through a series of videos, we want to give you a sneak peek into the story behind OnMetal. In today’s video you will hear from the OnMetal team about the motivation behind building it.
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 big or rapidly growing Internet companies, one of the largest pains is scaling their application. We often hear about companies that must re-write their entire architectures from scratch every time traffic grows by 10 times. And then they spend significant engineering resources continuously reworking major parts of their architectures even after those rewrites.
Your cloud doesn’t sleep – even when you’re not in the office. To make it easier to manage your cloud on the go, we’ve added some seriously powerful monitoring information to the Rackspace Mobile App for iOS and Android devices. A quick trip to the App Store or Google Play Store for the updated app will give you mobile access to a host of new features that bring you instant information about how your cloud is performing. Once limited to your desktop, we’ve brought some seriously powerful monitoring information to mobile devices, allowing you to stay informed on to go.