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 ProductCorresponding Rackspace Product
Amazon EC2Cloud Servers
Elastic Load BalancingCloud Load Balancer
Amazon EMRRackspace Cloud Big Data Platform
Amazon VPCCloud Networks
Amazon Route 53Cloud DNS
AWS Direct ConnectRackConnect
AWS MarketplaceCloud Tools Marketplace
Amazon S3Cloud Files
Amazon GlacierCloud Backup (with compression)
Amazon EBSCloud Block Storage (SSD available)
AWS Import/ExportHard Drive Import/Export
AWS Storage GatewayMultiple Partner solutions available
Amazon CloudFrontAkamai CDN (Files now, Servers coming soon)
Amazon RDSCloud Databases (MYSQL today
Amazon DynamoDBObject Rocket (MongoDB - open)
Amazon SES, SNSMailGun
Elastic TranscoderPartner solutions - encoding.com
IAM & Mgmt ConsoleCloud Control Panel (RBAC coming in May)
AWS CloudWawtchCloud Monitoring
AWS Elastic BeanstalkCloud Sites (.NET and PHP), Partner Solutions
AWS CloudFormationDeployments
CloudSearch & RedshiftNon 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 typeRackspace 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 linkhttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/load-balancing
Rackspace API available?Yes
Rackspace pricinghttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/load-balancing/pricing

 

Cloud Databases

Rackspace linkhttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/databases
Rackspace API available?Yes
Rackspace pricinghttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/databases/pricing

 

Cloud Monitoring

Rackspace linkhttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/monitoring
Rackspace API available?Yes
Rackspace pricinghttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/monitoring/pricing

 

Cloud Files

Rackspace linkhttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/files
Rackspace API available?Yes
Rackspace pricinghttp://www.rackspace.com/cloud/files/pricing

 

Cloud Block Storage

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

 

Fanatical Support

Rackspace linkhttp://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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