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.
We’ve all been there: your monitor flickers, a blue screen pops up, the whir of the server hard drive goes silent and whatever it was that you were working on is long gone. You may be able to dig back into the recesses of your hard drive and recover an early-stage version; but that’s if you’re lucky.
When I first started working at Rackspace, it took time to get a server up and running. Customers had to sign contracts, cut purchase orders and wait for the server to be built. One of the most visible impacts of the open cloud revolution is that servers can be instantaneously created; giving anyone the power of computing resources.