Posts written by Jesse Noller
With the launch of our new Performance Cloud Servers - we've got speed. Lots of speed. Oodles of speed. I've got more benchmarks and data to post, but one of the things I've been meaning to do prior to this launch is to show how quickly you can get up and running with something else that's rocking the tech world: Docker.
Today, all of us at Rackspace are proud to roll out our new Performance Cloud Server offering. These are new flavors of Cloud Servers available to all customers as of today, providing higher performance from RAM to Disk I/O, and more. We've also rolled out a significant update to our cloud control panel to greatly improve the user experience of selecting flavors, operating systems and more.
Our Cloud Servers have been completely re-engineered from the ground up to deliver performance and reliability. They are built entirely with RAID 10 protected SSDs and powerful Intel Xeon processors. 40 gigabits per second of highly available network throughput is delivered to every host, enabling high bandwidth applications and blazing fast Cloud Block Storage performance. All hosts have dual power feeds with redundant power supplies and are deployed in Rackspace’s world-class data centers.
But you, as developers, probably want to know more. A lot more. I've spent several weeks taking many of the new flavors for a spin, putting them through a variety of benchmarks and stress tests. I’m a developer though and pretty much any time a vendor – even a well meaning one – publishes benchmarks, I want to see the raw data, how to run them and most of all, how I can recreate them, so that's what I am doing - all raw results, plots, run scripts, etc are on GitHub.
We at Rackspace are proud to support innovative uses of open source and cloud technologies and one of the most exciting and interesting uses these days is in the fusion of the hardware and software worlds. The upcoming RobotsConf event (December 6th-7th in Amelia Island, FL) is an incredibly focused event on this specific use and we are happy to be supporting it. Luckily we have an extra ticket and we want one of you to attend the event to help build the next generation of robots!
It's time to go make something awesome, on us.
Developers, hackers, devops people and makers of the digital age - you are the engines of the tech world. Each day you put your imagination and skills to work to build amazing things.
Today we're pleased to offer a new *$300 over six months** Developer Discount program in the US and UK.*