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OnMetal Cloud Servers: The best of both worlds

Today's clouds have some limitations. Shared hardware and networking add architectural complexity… "Noisy neighbors" make it hard to predictably scale…

This often leaves you with a choice to make. Will you over provision cloud resources to compensate for unpredictability, and pay more than you should? Or will you move to a dedicated environment that's simple to architect, but lacks elasticity and flexible "pay as you go" pricing? Neither choice is ideal.

That's why we're declaring war on cloud complexity

In late July 2014, we're introducing OnMetal Cloud Servers. They're single-tenant, bare-metal systems that you can…

  • Provision in minutes, instead of hours or days.
  • Manage as easily as virtual cloud servers through our Cloud Control Panel and the OpenStack API.
  • Integrate with your existing cloud architecture.
  • Mix and match with multi-tenant Cloud Servers.
  • Pay for by the minute, with utility-style billing only for the resources you use.

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

Simple and agile

Provision and manage OnMetal Cloud Servers as easily as multi-tenant Cloud Servers.

Flexibility to meet your needs

Not all performance-hungry workloads are the same. Some demand huge amounts of RAM. Some require more processor cores than memory. Some need lots of fast storage, while others need little or none. Don't worry—we've got you covered with a range of configuration flavors optimized for different workloads, including automated deployment for a variety of popular Linux distributions.

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)

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

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)

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

High-quality hardware

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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