On Friday Nov 2nd, 2012 Rackspace enabled our final set of images allowing 88% to 90% of our first generation servers to be eligible for a snapshot migration to a Next Gen Server. Approximately 130,000 to 135,000 first generation Cloud Servers can now easily make the transition over to our next generation platform powered by OpenStack.
The snapshot migration feature allows a Rackspace customer to take a snapshot of their eligible first generation cloud server, and create a new next generation cloud server from that snapshot. Within a few trivial button clicks a new next generation cloud server is up and running that is an exact copy data wise of their first generation server. With this option customers will get a new next gen cloud server with a new IP address, but will experience no downtime.
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