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OnMetal Cloud Servers

Cloud elasticity + bare-metal performance and consistency

Multi-tenant clouds have limitations. Inconsistent performance, unpredictable behavior, and unscheduled maintenance windows make scaling hard.

That’s why so many successful, big Internet applications move back to colocation. Dedicated single-tenant environments deliver consistent and predictable performance and availability, but you lose elasticity and utility billing. Neither choice is ideal.

OnMetal™ Cloud Servers combine the consistent performance and economy of colocation with the elasticity of the cloud.

Predictable + elastic + reliable = OnMetal

OnMetal Cloud Servers are single-tenant, bare-metal systems that you can:

  • Provision in minutes via an OpenStack® API.
  • Mix and match with virtual cloud servers.
  • Pay by the minute.

You'll get the simplicity and performance of colocation, the high availability of single-tenant servers, and the agility of the cloud—all in one place.

Built for Reliability

Reduce cloud complexity

Stop overspending on infrastructure to compensate for multi-tenant performance limitations.

Global Regions

Bare-metal performance

Get the compute and I/O power of single-tenant, bare-metal servers.

Fast Processors

No moving parts

Engineered for high reliability: No moving parts on the server chassis mean reduced failure rates.

Pricing

We don't offer raw infrastructure without service—because it takes more than high-performance, reliable infrastructure to succeed in the cloud. It takes full-featured, optimized platforms, and the expertise to run workloads wherever they'll achieve the highest performance, security, cost efficiency, and scalability. That's why we include service and expertise with every account.

Pricing is a combination of raw infrastructure and service. Choose the service level that's right for your business needs:

Managed Infrastructure service level
We help you get set up, and we're there whenever you need us.
Pricing: Managed Infrastructure rate with a minimum service charge of $50/mo

Managed Operations service level—System Administrator Focus
We run your entire cloud ops for you.
Pricing: Managed Operations rate with a minimum service charge of $500/mo

Managed Operations service level—DevOps Automation Service
We automate your application environment by treating your infrastructure as code.
Pricing: Managed Operations rate without minimum service charge + $5,000/month flat fee

Hardware optimized for maximum performance/cost

Not all performance-hungry workloads are the same. The key to scalability is using hardware optimized for specific workloads. OnMetal servers are engineered to run huge internet applications.

Debian® and CoreOS base images are currently available. Other images are coming soon.

OnMetal Memory

 Workload type

  • Caching
  • Search indexes
  • In-memory analytics
  •  

 Features & specs

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v2 2.6Ghz
  • 2x6 Core
  • 512GB RAM
  • Boot device (32GB SATADOM)
  •  
  •  
Raw infrastructure
$1600/server/mo
+
Managed Infrastructure service level*
$50/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations service level**
System Administrator Focus

$200/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations service level***
DevOps Automation Service

$200/server/mo

OnMetal I/O

 Workload type

  • Online transaction processing (OLTP)
  • NoSQL databases
  • Traditional SQL databases
  •  

 Features & specs

  • Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8Ghz
  • 2x10 Core
  • 128GB RAM
  • Boot device (32GB SATADOM)
  • 2x LSI Nytro WarpDrive BLP4-1600
  • (1.6TB) for 3.2 TB of high-I/O storage
Raw infrastructure
$1750/server/mo
+
Managed Infrastructure service level*
$50/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations service level**
System Administrator Focus

$200/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations service level***
DevOps Automation Service

$200/server/mo

OnMetal Compute

 Workload type

  • Web servers
  • Application servers
  • Queue processing
  • Load balancers

 Features & specs

  • Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8Ghz
  • 1x10 Core
  • 32GB RAM
  • Boot device (32GB SATADOM)
  •  
  •  
Raw infrastructure
$500/server/mo
+
Managed Infrastructure service level*
$50/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations service level**
System Administrator Focus

$200/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations service level***
DevOps Automation Service

$200/server/mo

* The Managed Infrastructure service level has a minimum monthly service charge of $50 across all cloud servers, virtual as well as bare metal.
** The Managed Operations service level—System Administrator Focus has a minimum monthly service charge of $500 across all cloud servers, virtual as well as bare metal.
*** The Managed Operations service level—DevOps Automation Service has a flat monthly fee of $5000/month, with no minimum monthly service charge.

All the help you need

Managing cloud infrastructure can be challenging and time consuming. With managed cloud, we handle the complexity for you. Whether we run your cloud operations for you, or just help whenever you need us—we make the cloud simple.

Top features

Built for reliability

We use the highest quality components in an innovative, no-moving-parts Open Compute server design that’s optimized for reliability and performance.

Fast provisioning

OnMetal Cloud Servers can typically be provisioned in under five minutes—no waiting hours for a support engineer to pick up a service ticket.

Integrated administration

Use the same control panel and API interfaces for bare-metal servers and virtual cloud servers.

Consistent performance

Single-tenant architecture means no “noisy neighbors,” and no performance hits to the virtualization layer.

Open-source standards

Avoid getting locked into a proprietary solution. OnMetal Cloud Servers are based on OpenStack software and built on Open Compute hardware—in other words, a completely open platform.

High-performance networking

Each cabinet includes two 10Gb/s network connections in a high availability MLAG with minimal over-subscription to help increase throughput and performance for your applications.

We’ve all been trained to think of the cloud as generic virtual machines on demand. VMs have had their decade. The future ‘Cloud’ will be built with containers deployed across bare-metal servers provisioned via API. We believe Rackspace’s OnMetal service is the future of Infrastructure as a Service.

—Zach Rosen, CEO and Co-founder, Pantheon Systems, Inc.

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