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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 your application needs more than just a high-performance, reliable cloud infrastructure. Achieving great business outcomes requires knowing how to run the most demanding workloads in a cost-effective way. That’s why every account includes services and expertise, along with a high-performance, reliable, and secure cloud infrastructure.

Pricing is a combination of raw infrastructure and service.

Choose the service level that's right for your business needs:

Managed Infrastructure

We help you get set up, and we're there whenever you need us. Pricing is a total of raw infrastructure + the Managed Infrastructure rate, with a minimum service charge of $50/mo across all Cloud Servers (virtual and bare metal).

Managed Operations: SysOps

We run your entire cloud ops for you. Pricing is a total of raw infrastructure + the Managed Operations rate, with a minimum service charge of $500/mo across all Cloud Servers (virtual and bare metal).

Managed Operations: DevOps Automation

We automate your application environment by treating your infrastructure as code. Pricing is a total of raw infrastructure + the Managed Operations rate (without minimum service charge) + a $5,000/month flat fee. This service level option automatically qualifies for a volume discount on Cloud Server useage.

Service level rates and minimums apply only when you use Cloud Servers.

Compare Service Levels

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®, Fedora®, Ubuntu®, CoreOS, and CentOS® base images are currently available. Other images are under development.

OnMetal Memory

 Workload type

  • Caching
  • Search indexes
  • In-memory analytics
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 Features & specs

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v2 2.6Ghz
  • 2x6 Core
  • 512GB RAM
  • Boot device (32GB SATADOM)
  • Redundant 10Gbps network connections
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Raw infrastructure
$1600/server/mo
+
Managed Infrastructure service level*
$50/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations: SysOps**
$200/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations:
DevOps Automation***
$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
  • Redundant 10Gbps network connections
Raw infrastructure
$1750/server/mo
+
Managed Infrastructure service level*
$50/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations: SysOps**
$200/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations:
DevOps Automation***
$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)
  • Redundant 10Gbps network connections
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Raw infrastructure
$500/server/mo
+
Managed Infrastructure service level*
$50/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations: SysOps**
$200/server/mo
OR
Managed Operations:
DevOps Automation***
$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: SysOps service level has a minimum monthly service charge of $500 across all cloud servers, virtual as well as bare metal.
*** The Managed Operations: DevOps Automation service level 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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