Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers Now Available In UK

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Rackspace is super charged and especially pleased to be able to announce the launch of Performance Cloud Servers from our London (LON3) headquarters today. This is a seriously exciting launch for Rackspace!

High performance real time applications (many of them mobile) delivered with media rich content to an increasingly demanding set of consumers’ needs means we have to provide faster processing for online services — and this is exactly the rationale for bringing Performance Cloud Servers online.

These new servers are designed to deliver enhanced levels of application performance with greater speed, throughput and reliability. This public cloud offering creates a powerful hosting platform for a variety of workloads, ranging from basic web hosting to large scale NoSQL data stores like MongoDB and Cassandra.

We now look to serve the next generation of application services with what is a redesigned public cloud in terms of its underlying physical host servers, storage, connectivity to external storage and networking technology. In other words, it’s a total package for additional cloud power across the technology stack.

Chief Software Architect at Commissions Inc Matt Swanson has recorded a video testimonial to explain the benefits of Performance Cloud Servers and how they are helping to positively impact his business. Top tier customers demand low latency and the highest levels of input/output performance for high volume applications on the web, Swanson explains exactly how Rackspace now delivers that power to his operation – it’s well worth a view.

In terms of the technical details, the new Performance Cloud Servers are designed with 100 percent data centre-grade RAID 10-protected solid-state disks (SSDs), powerful Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, up to 120 Gigabytes of RAM, and 40 Gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to the host.

These servers deliver more total performance over existing Cloud Servers as follows:

  • 4X more total RAM
  • 2X more total CPU performance
  • 132X more total disk I/O (input/output)
  • 8.3X more total network bandwidth
  • 2.6X more total overall performance

For international pricing details click here.

Following the launch in London, Rackspace’s Hong Kong and Sydney data centres will now move to roll out Performance Cloud Servers throughout H1 2014. For more information on our Performance Cloud Servers, please visit our website.

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