Performance Cloud Servers are on-demand virtual machines engineered to deliver performance and reliability.
No spinning disk here. Our all-data-center-grade SSD design delivers 59x more disk I/O than our previous Cloud Servers (based on internal benchmarks).
Every host receives 40Gbps of network capacity to fuel high-bandwidth applications and blazing-fast Cloud Block Storage performance.
Flavors range from 1GB to 120GB RAM, to power workloads from simple web servers to high-performance NoSQL data stores like MongoDB and Cassandra.
Cloud Servers reside in our world-class data centers, with hardware RAID 10 storage, ECC memory, and fully redundant networking and power all the way to the host.
Cloud Servers use powerful Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 processors to deliver up to 32 virtual CPUs.
Independently scalable, reliable block storage you can attach to your Performance Cloud Servers. Available in both Standard and SSD volumes.
Create multi-tiered, software defined networks, and add the Brocade Vyatta vRouter to create complex topologies.
Distribute workloads across multiple cloud servers to raise throughput, lower response time, and avoid overload.
Starting at just 4 cents per hour ($29.20/mo.) with consistent pricing across our US regions.1
We bill per minute from the time you create Performance Cloud Servers until you delete them.
Get discounts on Cloud Servers with volume usage, term commitments, and prepayment.
Every cloud account includes an Infrastructure Service Level with 24x7x365 access to Fanatical Support® from our teams. This is far from "basic" support, and includes services like troubleshooting your code that interacts with our SDKs and high-traffic event consultation. Upgrade to a Managed Cloud Service Level if you also need a dedicated team to help you architect, build, and manage your infrastructure.
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“In the old world, we were limited by the number of transactions per second SQL Server could handle. With Performance Cloud Servers, we saw upwards of 3,500 peak transactions per second.”
– Matthew Swanson, Chief Software Architect, Commissions Inc
“We have been frustrated with the performance of other cloud providers. When running our application on Performance Cloud Servers, we were able to flawlessly deliver HD-quality, high-bitrate live streaming video.”
– Casey Charvet, CTO, Blastro Networks
“Using the 120GB flavor of Performance Cloud Servers for our Big Data experiments, we could easily fit our entire dataset in the memory, distribute the computation across the 32 cores, and get significantly higher performance for our real-time data analysis.”
– Arkadiusz Stopczynski, PhD student, Technical University of Denmark
“The new Rackspace SSD offerings will make many of our customers happy. Those using traditional RDBMS technologies can take advantage of the increased IOPS and consistent performance. Those using NoSQL can shrink their clusters and reduce the number of systems they need to manage.”
– Matt Juszczak, Founder, Bitlancer LLC
“Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers are crazy fast and have awesome specs—tons of RAM, powerful CPUs, and 10-Gigabit network—making them the perfect hardware for the world's fastest, in-memory scale-out database: MemSQL.”
– Ankur Goyal, Director of Engineering, MemSQL
1 Performance Cloud Servers are currently available in our Northern Virginia, Chicago, Dallas, and London regions.