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Everything you need

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.

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100% SSD

100% SSD

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.

Extreme networking

Extreme networking

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.

Up to 120GB RAM

Up to 120GB RAM

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.

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Fast processors

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.

Global regions

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).

Open cloud platform

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.

Role-based access control (RBAC)

Create sub-users with limited rights to manage Cloud Servers. Enhance your servers' security by restricting access to authorized sub-users.

Custom images

Create custom images of your Cloud Servers for launching future servers. Enable scheduled imaging to automatically create and maintain daily images of your servers. Use Cloud Images to share your images with others, or to import or export them to your Rackspace Private Cloud or even another OpenStack® provider.

IPv6 support

All Cloud Servers run a dual IP stack and receive both a public IPv4 and public IPv6 address.

Auto Scale

By creating a few simple rules, you can automatically grow or shrink your cloud's web or application tiers.

SSH keys

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.

Console access

Accidentally messed up networking on your server? No problem. Every Cloud Server has out-of-band console access.

Config drive

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.


Code directly against REST APIs or use one of our language-specific SDKs. Since Cloud Servers are powered by OpenStack, the Cloud Servers API is the OpenStack Compute (nova) API.

Rescue mode

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.

Mobile access

Get on-the-go access to Cloud Servers via our free iPhone® and Android® mobile apps.

Control panel

Not a developer or just want quick GUI access? Try out our quick and beautiful control panel experience.

Variety of images

Choose from a wide range of Linux® and Windows® images for your Cloud Servers. Easily discover, import, export, and share images and metadata using Cloud Images.

  • Linux/GNU Variants

    • Ubuntu
    • CentOS
    • Red Hat
      Red Hat
    • Arch
    • Debian
    • Fedora
    • FreeBSD
    • Gentoo
    • openSUSE
    • Scientific Linux
      Scientific Linux
  • Windows Server 2008

    • Windows Server 2008
    • SQL Server 2008
    • SQL Server 2010
    • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Windows Server 2012

    • Windows Server 2012
    • SQL Server 2012
    • SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • Network Appliances

    • Vyatta Network Appliance
      Brocade Vyatta® vRouter

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