Mapping of Amazon Web Services Resources to Rackspace Resources


This article is intended to help you map Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products to Rackspace products.

AWS Product Corresponding Rackspace Product
Amazon EC2 Cloud Servers
Elastic Load Balancing Cloud Load Balancer
Amazon EMR Rackspace Cloud Big Data Platform
Amazon VPC Cloud Networks
Amazon Route 53 Cloud DNS
AWS Direct Connect RackConnect
AWS Marketplace Cloud Tools Marketplace
Amazon S3 Cloud Files
Amazon Glacier Cloud Backup (with compression)
Amazon EBS Cloud Block Storage (SSD available)
AWS Import/Export Hard Drive Import/Export
AWS Storage Gateway Multiple Partner solutions available
Amazon CloudFront Akamai CDN (Files now, Servers coming soon)
Amazon RDS Cloud Databases (MYSQL today
Amazon DynamoDB Object Rocket (MongoDB - open)
Amazon SES, SNS MailGun
Elastic Transcoder Partner solutions - encoding.com
IAM & Mgmt Console Cloud Control Panel (RBAC coming in May)
AWS CloudWawtch Cloud Monitoring
AWS Elastic Beanstalk Cloud Sites (.NET and PHP), Partner Solutions
AWS CloudFormation Deployments
CloudSearch & Redshift Non Core - Partner

 

Mapping of EC2 instance types to Rackspace Cloud instance types

The following table maps Amazon EC2 instance types to equivalent Rackspace Cloud instance types so that you can select an appropriate instance size for your Rackspace Cloud Server.

EC2 instance type Rackspace instance type
Micro:
613 MB RAM, up to 2 ECUs, EBS storage, 64 bit

Standard: 512 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD, 1 vCPU
1 GB RAM, 40 GB HDD, 1 vCPU
Performance: 1 GB RAM, 20 GB SSD, 1 vCPU

M1 Small:
1.7 GB RAM, 1 ECU, 160 GB local storage, 32 or 64 bit

Standard: 2 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD, 2 vCPUs
Performance: 2 GB RAM, 40 GB and 20 GB SSDs, 2 vCPU

M1 Medium:
3.75 GB RAM, 2 ECUs, 410 GB local storage, 32 or 64 bit

Standard: 4 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, 2 vCPUs
Performance: 4 GB RAM, 40 GB and 40 GB SSDs, 4 vCPU

M1 Large:
7.5 GB RAM, 4 ECUs, 850 GB local storage, 64 bit

Standard: 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, 4 vCPUs
Performance: 8 GB RAM, 40 GB and 80 GB SSDs, 8 vCPU

M1 Extra Large:
15 GB RAM, 8 ECUs, 1690 GB local storage, 64 bit

Standard: 15 GB RAM, 620 GB HDD, 6 vCPUs
Performance: 15 GB RAM, 40 GB and 150 GB SSDs, 4 vCPU

M3 Extra Large:
15 GB RAM, 13 ECUs, EBS storage, 64 bit

Standard: 15 GB RAM, 620 GB HDD, 6 vCPUs
Performance: 15 GB RAM, 40 GB and 150 GB SSDs, 4 vCPU

M3 Extra Double Large:
30 GB RAM, 26 ECUs, EBS storage, 64 bit

Standard: 30 GB RAM, 1200 GB HDD, 8 vCPUs
Performance: 30 GB RAM, 40 GB and 300 GB SSDs, 8 vCPU

High-Memory Extra Large:
17 GB RAM, 6.5 ECUs, 420 GB storage, 64 bit

Standard: 15 GB RAM, 620 GB HDD, 6 vCPUs
Performance: 15 GB RAM, 40 GB and 150 GB SSDs, 4 vCPU

High-Memory Double Extra Large:
34 GB RAM, 13 ECUs, 850 GB local storage, 64 bit

Standard: 30 GB RAM, 1200 GB HDD, 8 vCPUs
Performance: 30 GB RAM, 40 GB and 300 GB SSDs, 8 vCPU

 

Load Balancers

Rackspace link http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/load-balancing
Rackspace API available? Yes
Rackspace pricing http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/load-balancing/pricing

 

Cloud Databases

Rackspace link http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/databases
Rackspace API available? Yes
Rackspace pricing http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/databases/pricing

 

Cloud Monitoring

Rackspace link http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/monitoring
Rackspace API available? Yes
Rackspace pricing http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/monitoring/pricing

 

Cloud Files

Rackspace link http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/files
Rackspace API available? Yes
Rackspace pricing http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/files/pricing

 

Cloud Block Storage

Rackspace link http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/block-storage
Rackspace API available? Yes
Rackspace pricing http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/block-storage/pricing

 

Fanatical Support

Rackspace link http://www.rackspace.com/whyrackspace/support

 

To migrate your application from AWS to the Rackspace Cloud, continue with this series to plan the steps involved in a migration.



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