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Which of The Rackspace Cloud services should I use?


Depending on your role The Rackspace Cloud Services can be used in various ways.

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Cloud Sites

For Website designers

  1. Creating collaborative Web 2.0 web sites with no infrastructure customization
  2. Creating and managing customer facing marketing and sales web sites on standard software
  3. Hosting blogs, forums and communities on standard open source software and technologies

For Content providers

  1. Creating temporary or seasonal marketing or sales campaign websites using standard open source content management systems
  2. Creating websites with unpredictable load initially, but growing over time using standard open source content management systems
  3. Starting and managing personal blogs, forums and other Web 2.0 technologies using standard open source content management systems

For Resellers

  1. Selling pay as you use cloud computing webhosting services
  2. Adding capacity for peak seasonal or cyclic demands

 

Cloud Servers

For Website designers

  1. Creating collaborative Web 2.0 web sites with some infrastructure customizations
  2. Creating and managing customer facing marketing and sales web sites on standard and custom developed software
  3. Hosting blogs, forums and communities on standard open source software and custom built technologies

For Content providers

  1. Creating temporary or seasonal marketing or sales campaign websites content management systems of choice
  2. Creating websites with unpredictable load initially, but growing over time using content management systems of choice
  3. Starting and managing personal blogs, forums and other Web 2.0 technologies using content management systems of choice

For Resellers

  1. Adding capacity for peak seasonal or cyclic demands

For Independent software vendors

  1. Obtaining a sand box environment for developing and testing new applications
  2. Creating customer facing marketing and sales web sites
  3. Adding capacity for peak seasonal or cyclic demands
  4. Adding compute capacity for high performance compute intensive tasks
  5. Delivering end users benefits of application software on a pay for use basis
  6. Making development images available to individual developers

 

Cloud Files

For Website designers and content providers

  1. Serving images/videos (streaming data to the user's browser)
  2. Serving content with a world-class CDN (Akamai Technologies)
  3. Storing secondary/tertiary, static web-accessible data

For IT Managers

  1. Backing up or archiving data
  2. Storing data when predicting storage capacity is difficult

For Independent software vendors

  1. Developing new applications with data storage integration
  2. Storing data for applications affordably with requisite performance






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