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Cloud Databases Introduces Enhanced Support, More Database Types, Larger Flavors And More Storage

Increasingly, growing businesses face massive scale challenges that often impact the data tier the most. Instead of being focused on delivering new features and capabilities to customers, businesses often experience pain in scaling their infrastructure. Database systems become increasingly difficult to scale and troubleshoot, and require high-level expertise to continuously keep running.

Rackspace Cloud Databases provides a complete solution for customers demanding a high-performance, purpose-built infrastructure designed for relational databases and backed and supported by engineers who specialize in MySQL workloads. With this service, you can trust Rackspace to operate your database while you focus on building a growing business.

Over the last year, we’ve added additional datacenters, monitoring, backups, command line tools and custom configuration settings. And today, we launch several new capabilities to Cloud Databases.

First, you now have the option to choose between two enhanced Managed Cloud service levels: Managed Operations and Managed Infrastructure. Both of these service levels come with additional support and features at a much lower cost.

Second, you can now choose between MySQL 5.6, Percona Server 5.6 and MariaDB 10 for your database type; and you can scale your applications using larger instances and increased storage options.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s new:

Managed Infrastructure and Managed Operations with improved support
The new enhanced managed service levels come with more proactive support and access to database experts when you need them. We monitor your databases and our engineers work hard to ensure your applications are always available. Our database specialists are there 24×7 to assist you with troubleshooting your databases, provisioning and managing your instances and users, helping to back up and restore data and doing performance analysis on a slow running database.

Cloud Databases supports MySQL 5.6, Percona Server 5.6, MariaDB 10
There is a lot of innovation happening around different variants of MySQL and we have heard from you that you want newer versions of MySQL, Percona Server or MariaDB to support different workloads. We want you to be successful in whichever variant of MySQL you choose. Starting today, Cloud Databases will support MySQL 5.6, Percona Server 5.6 and MariaDB 10. We have tested the latest versions of MySQL, Percona Server and MariaDB databases and we have seen a breakthrough improvement in performance, scalability and new features.

Larger flavors and more storage
Cloud Databases customers now also have the option to create 32GB and 64GB instances to accommodate larger database footprints. The new flavors have more memory, CPU, network bandwidth and I/O priority, which give you greater performance for your workloads.

With access to more I/O comes larger datasets, so Cloud Databases is also increasing the maximum storage for instances up to 300GB directly through the Control Panel and even higher on request.

Go to mycloud.rackspace.com to try it out and please check out the Knowledge Center article to help you choose the right database for your application workload. As always, we value your opinion, so please let us know if you have any questions or feedback or head over to the community site to share ideas with others.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Neha Verma.

Neha is a proud Austin Racker working as a Product Manager for Cloud Databases focusing on My SQL. She has over six years of experience in the technology industry where she has played different business and technical roles involving software development, technology consulting and planning. She is very excited about the growth and possibilities of cloud products and has an immense drive for building products that customer love.

She has an Engineering degree in Computer Science and MBA from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Outside Rackspace, she likes to spend time with family. She loves traveling, cooking and shopping, and never misses a chance to host house parties.


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