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What is Cloud Computing?

“Cloud computing” (also called simply, “the cloud”) describes the act of storing, managing and processing data online — as opposed to on your own physical computer or network.








This 3-minute video simplifies the “cloud computing” concept.

Features

Virtual

Imagine racks of servers, humming along in a data center. Together, these servers become a massive pool of resources. Divide this "pool" into multiple virtual servers, and you create a "cloud."

Scalable

Since virtual servers aren't physical, they are super flexible, giving you what you need at the moment. Spin up a server in minutes, and take it down just as easily.

Secure

For the utmost security, create a private cloud on dedicated hardware. But always remember to put appropriate security measures in place, no matter which cloud you choose.

Affordable

You'll get the greatest cost savings in the public cloud, where your virtual servers run on physical servers that you share with other customers.

Types of Clouds

Put your site or app where it works best: public cloud, private cloud or a traditional dedicated server environment. Or connect these environments and create a best-fit hybrid for your specific needs.

Public Cloud Private Cloud Dedicated Servers Hybrid Cloud
Description Multi-tenant environment with pay-as-you-grow scalability Scalability plus the enhanced security and control of a single-tenant environment For predictable workloads that require enhanced security and control Connect the public cloud to your private cloud or dedicated servers — even in your own data center
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Physical hardware Shared Dedicated Dedicated Shared + Dedicated
Best for Non-sensitive, public-facing operations and unpredictable traffic Sensitive, business-critical operations Sensitive, business-critical operations, plus demanding performance, security and compliance requirements Combine public, private and/or dedicated servers, for the best of each
Scalable
Low cost, utility billing
Flexible
Customizable
High Performance
Enhanced security and control
Predictable cost
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Why Rackspace for Cloud Computing

You have many options throughout your cloud journey. We’re uniquely positioned to provide you with the expertise, support and choice you need. 

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