Build on top of a reliable, high-performance compute platform. We engineered Cloud Servers to deliver everything you need to create modern websites and web-scale applications.
What’s new with Performance Cloud Servers?
Our all data center-grade SSD-only design delivers 59x more disk I/O than our previous Cloud Servers (based on internal benchmarks). This level of extreme disk performance nearly eliminates disk contention, one of the most common bottlenecks for many web scale applications.
Every host receives 40Gbps to fuel high-bandwidth applications and blazing-fast Cloud Block Storage performance. Cloud Servers and Cloud Block Storage traffic don't compete, as we allocate each 20Gbps. Plus, the completely redundant design means we can still deliver a full 10Gbps each to Cloud Servers and Cloud Block Storage, even in the event of an upstream switch failure.
Flavors range from 1GB to 120GB RAM, to power workloads from basic web servers to high-performance NoSQL data stores like MongoDB and Cassandra. With our 120GB RAM flavor, you get a single-tenant system that offers consistent, predictable performance.View pricing and specs
Cloud Servers use the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 processors to deliver up to 32 virtual CPUs.
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.
Access to multiple regions gives you the ability to deploy your applications close to your users and introduce geographic redundancy. Build your infrastructure in any of our 6 global regions: Northern Virginia (IAD), Dallas (DFW), Chicago (ORD), London (LON), Sydney (SYD), and Hong Kong (HKG). (Performance Cloud Servers are currently available in our Northern Virginia, Dallas, Chicago, and London regions.)
Cloud Servers is powered by OpenStack, the world's leading open-source cloud operating system. Build on an open cloud and don't get locked into a proprietary platform.
Create sub-users with limited rights to manage Cloud Servers. Enhance your servers' security by restricting access to authorized sub-users.
Create custom images of your Cloud Servers for launching future servers. Or enable scheduled imaging, to automatically create and maintain daily images of your servers.
All Cloud Servers run a dual IP stack and receive both a public IPv4 and public IPv6 address.
By creating a few simple rules, you can automatically grow or shrink your cloud's web or application tiers.
In addition to password-based authentication, create or upload SSH keys to take advantage of key-based authentication to Cloud Servers running Linux.
Cloud Servers have access to ServiceNet, our free internal network optimized for high throughput to Rackspace products like Cloud Databases, Cloud Load Balancers, and Cloud Files. For server-to-server communication, we recommend Cloud Networks, which provide fully isolated, single-tenant networks.
Accidentally messed up networking on your server? No problem. Every Cloud Server has out-of-band console access.
Use config drive to bootstrap servers by passing in user data with your boot request. This and other server metadata are available as a read-only configuration drive attached to the server.
Made a change and now your server won't boot? Rescue mode gives you access to your original Cloud Servers file system so you can fix configuration problems or copy off data.
Get on-the-go access to Cloud Servers via our free iPhone® and Android® mobile apps.
Not a developer or just want quick GUI access? Try out our quick and beautiful control panel experience.
Choose from a wide range of Linux®® and Windows® images for your Cloud Servers
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012
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