Many people want to get into the cloud, but they don’t necessarily want to go all in with their configuration. These folks are interested in learning about and using the new technology, and they want to know if they can put a portion of their Windows footprint in the cloud. With Rackspace, the answer is “Yes.”
How many times has this situation happened to you? All the sudden you have this great idea that you want to test out, but you need some server space. Because you are building it for a Windows environment, you think it would be complicated with the licensing and procurement to get a server up to test out your idea. Frustrated, you talk yourself out of the idea and decide not to proceed further.
The Rackspace Cloud Servers team is please to announce the availability of new Windows Server 2012 images containing SQL Server 2012 Web and Standard editions for our next generation Cloud Servers customers.
While scalability and flexibility are compelling reasons for businesses to move to the cloud, another key item is the cost savings. By moving your configuration to the cloud, you can realize some of the following cloud cost benefits.
Working as a manager in customer support at Rackspace, one question that my team often gets from business owners, “Would managing my Windows server be different on the cloud?” The answer is, “No, it is exactly the same!”
When our customers come to us to setup a cloud environment, they are excited and ready to build their configuration. While you can do some amazing things in the cloud, there are a couple of things that you are going to want to configure. When I get to visit with customers, I have found that these points come up often so I wanted to write a post to make sure that you configure them.
Whenever you start up a Cloud Server project, there are a lot of things that you need to consider. At Rackspace, we wrote a Knowledge Center article called “The First 48” which goes into detail of everything you need to do when you get started using the Cloud Servers platform. However, I thought I would shrink it down a little bit and give you what I think are the first five things you should consider.
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.
One of the number one questions that I get from prospective customers is, “Which Rackspace cloud product is right for me?” We have three main cloud hosting offerings here at Rackspace: Cloud Sites, Cloud Servers and Managed Cloud. Understanding what each product does might be a little confusing, so to explain the differences I like to use a photography analogy.