Rackspace Cloud Sites Upgrades To Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Filed in Product & Development by Tarun Bhatti | June 12, 2012 3:45 pm

Last month we talked about past, present and future of Cloud Sites[1] and touched upon some of the features you can expect in the future. Today, we are excited to announce that Rackspace Cloud Sites now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2012. A list of the latest versions of all software supported by Cloud Sites is available here[2].

The new SQL Server 2012 offering will improve stability, performance and security for Cloud Sites customers.

Key benefits include:

See the latest Microsoft SQL Server 2012 documentation[4] for more details.

As of January 31, 2013  Microsoft SQL Server 2008 will no longer be supported by Cloud Sites, therefore we encourage customers to migrate their existing databases to SQL Server 2012. Please refer to the Migrating from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012[5] Knowledge Center article for details on migration

As always, we welcome your feedback about Cloud Sites and about your experience with these and other features on our product feedback site[6].

Learn More About Previous Cloud Sites Product Updates
Cloud Sites upgrades to MySQL 5.1[7]
Cloud Sites upgrades to PHP 5.3, .NET 4.0 and more[8]

Did you know that Cloud Sites handles 500 Billion Web Request per Year from over 400,000 websites? Check out the infographic Rackspace Cloud Sites – A Look At The Numbers[9] for more examples of the power of Cloud Sites.

Interested in an Overview and Live Demo of Cloud Sites? Click here to register for the live Cloud Sites webinar on June 13.[10]

Endnotes:
  1. past, present and future of Cloud Sites: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-cloud-sites-past-present-future/
  2. here: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/content/server-technologies-supported-cloud-sites
  3. Programmability enhancements: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645577.aspx
  4. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb510411.aspx
  5. Migrating from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/content/migrating-microsoft-sql-server-2008-2012
  6. product feedback site: http://feedback.rackspacecloud.com/forums/71021-product-feedback/category/23181-cloud-load-balancers
  7. Cloud Sites upgrades to MySQL 5.1: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-cloud-sites-upgrades-to-mysql-5-1/
  8. Cloud Sites upgrades to PHP 5.3, .NET 4.0 and more: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-cloud-sites-update-adds-new-features/
  9. Rackspace Cloud Sites – A Look At The Numbers: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-cloud-sites-a-look-at-the-numbers/
  10. Click here to register for the live Cloud Sites webinar on June 13.: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=jepiwkl3xk41

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