Back when Rackspace launched as a five-person startup 15 years ago, hundreds of IT hosting companies were providing access to single-tenant servers over the Internet. What those hosting companies didn’t provide, however, was customer service. Most wouldn’t even answer the phone.
We launched Cloud Block Storage into unlimited availability a year ago and we now have thousands of customers using the product. The team that designed Cloud Block Storage wanted to create a different kind of block storage in the cloud. When we spoke with our customers about what they wanted in a cloud block storage solution, the feedback focused on three areas:
Most interesting modern applications need fast and scalable cloud storage. Cloud storage is used in a variety of scenarios, from rich and video-intensive websites designed by media agencies for global brands, to enterprises running SharePoint and looking to reduce the size of the SQL Server database by offloading content to the cloud, to vendors of cloud archiving and data retention solutions.
Didn’t get a chance to make it to our brown bag lunch at InternetWeek last Wednesday? Here are some of the questions that came off the floor, answered by Racker Dax Moreno. If there’s something else you’d like to know about, leave us a comment. We’ll be happy to get back to you.