Rackspace Cloud Pricing

Rackspace Cloud is the de facto leader in cloud hosting. Make no mistake, and you would find them to be the most cost-effective solution AND the best supported cloud offer. No joke.

rackspace cloud pricing

Rackspace Cloud Pricing

1. Cloud Servers – $0.015 / Hour

But that’s just for the Cloud Servers which is priced at $0.015 / hour or $10.95 / month, no matter what you choose for the system, Linux or Windows. You manage, monitor, and secure the system yourself.

rackspace cloud servers bandwidth pricing

Cloud Servers bandwidth pricing

2. Cloud Files – $0.15 / GB / Month

State of the art programmable cloud storage for online data hosting / retrieval at comet speeds, Cloud Files is priced at $0.15 / GB / Month.

rackspace cloud files bandwidth pricing

Cloud Files bandwidth pricing

3. Cloud Servers with Managed Service Level – $0.135 / Hour + $100 / Month

This is the ultimate Cloud Servers plan with Managed Service Level which is priced at $0.135 / hour plus $100 / month. It includes the simple Cloud Servers plan and the Cloud Files plan. Rackspace manages, monitors, and secures the system for you.

rackspace cloud servers bandwidth pricing

Cloud Servers bandwidth pricing

4. Cloud Sites – $149 / Month

Cloud Sites is like their classic Dedicated Hosting in the cloud. It’s fully managed with a worry-free SLA. Current pricing starts at $149 / month. It includes the simple Cloud Servers plan and the Cloud Files plan. Rackspace manages, monitors, and secures the system for you.

rackspace cloud sites pricing

Cloud Sites pricing

5. Cloud Load Balancers – $0.015 / Hour

Load balancing solution on-demand, Cloud Load Balancers starts at $0.015 / hour.

rackspace cloud load balancers pricing

Cloud Load Balancers pricing

rackspace cloud load balancers bandwidth pricing

Cloud Load Balancers bandwidth pricing

More Facts

  1. Cloud Servers (Managed Service Level) and Cloud Sites are mutually exclusive. You can’t order both at once.
  2. Bandwidth costs vary by product.

The Levels of Managed Hosting

In a managed hosting environment, your provider owns and is responsible for the data center, network, devices, operating system and application infrastructure components, providing a stable operating environment for your applications. Your IT organization manages your applications and maintains full control over the operating system and application infrastructure.

Managed Hosting provides more value than colocation and dedicated hosting because it frees more of your IT personnel from mundane infrastructure related tasks, personnel that can now be reallocated to understanding and supporting your business more effectively.

Managed Hosting also provides greater responsiveness than fully outsourced solutions because it emphasizes a flexible bottom-up approach to delivering value that puts you fully in control of your OS, application infrastructure and application. In addition, Rackspace  Hosting also delivers a number of key services designed to keep your applications secure, stable and responsive to your changing business needs.

Different levels of managed hosting

Rackspace Hybrid Hosting – Dedicated Managed Hosting + The Cloud

In order to optimize the performance, security and scalability of your infrastructure, it is critical to have the right compute platform supporting each element of your hosted solution.

Rackspace offers a complete portfolio of compute platforms as well as Hybrid Hosting to make them all work together seamlessly.

Hybrid Hosting means you get the best of both worlds: Dedicated Hosting for mission-critical applications, plus the flexibility and fast provisioning delivered by the Cloud.

Whether you require Dedicated Servers and Cloud Servers operating independently for different workloads, or a seamlessly integrated architecture for bursting extra compute cycles, Rackspace Hybrid Hosting allows you to mix and match compute platforms to best suit your needs.

Benefits of Hybrid Hosting

  • Enables the right fit between application needs and compute platform
  • All your hosting is under one roof
  • All bandwidth used between Rackspace Cloud and Dedicated Managed Servers is secure and provisioned at no additional cost
  • Backed By Fanatical Support

How does it work?

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Rackspace Managed Private Clouds

This is for those that want the cloud, but not the headaches or IT management and need more security and support.

Built on dedicated, branded servers running VMware, these environments are protected by your dedicated Rackspace firewalls. They are designed to provide you with the best of both Cloud and Managed Hosting. So, the most important benefits of the Cloud-resource and budget optimization with rapid scaling up or down – can be had with the higher security and improved reliability of a Rackspace Managed Hosting Solution.

Our Managed Private Clouds are an even more secure and reliable approach to public Clouds.

And the best part is, you don’t have to invest in or build and manage your own Enterprise class private cloud to make it happen. We make it happen for you from the data center, to the network, to the VMs. All the nonstop work – purchasing the components and licenses, configuring your Private Cloud, patching operating systems and troubleshooting issues whenever they pop up – is taken care of on our end.

All you need to do is decide if one of our three recommended configurations will do the trick for you. Or if you want a built-to-fit solution based on your specific needs, we can do that too. Our around-the-clock Fanatical Support will take care of the rest.

The Smart Way to Scale

  1. Rapid VM provisioning makes scaling easier.
  2. Purchase custom configured VMs as you go and pay for them only when they’re turned on.
  3. Dedicated network and host machines provide added security.
  4. Automatic recovery keeps your up and running by providing redundancy.

Rackspace Hosting Announcing Hybrid/Cloud Connect General Availability

Rackspace continues to reinforce its leadership role as the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud industry by providing our Channel Partners with a complete portfolio of compute platforms‚ ranging from Dedicated Hosting to Private Cloud to Cloud and Email & Apps Hosting.

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Cloud Connect in the US. Through mixing-and-matching compute platforms in a “hybrid” scenario‚ Cloud Connect provides you the ability to link these multiple platforms into a seamless compute solution.

This new service provides you with the opportunity to engage with existing and new clients by creating the best configuration and optimal compute solution for their unique business needs.

Important Definitions
  • Hybrid Hosting: A single customer using multiple Rackspace platforms (i.e. Dedicated Hosting‚ Private Cloud‚ Rackspace Cloud‚ Email & Apps)
  • Cloud Connect: The linking of multiple Rackspace platforms (with an F5® load balancer or ASA firewall) into a seamless compute solution (i.e. Dedicated Servers + Rackspace Cloud)
Ideal Cloud Connect Configuration
  • The minimum configuration for Cloud Connect should be at least 5 servers in total between Dedicated and Cloud devices
Use Cases
  • Scalable Web Apps:
    • Dedicated Hosting with high performance‚ fully configurable gear for supporting predictable load
    • Leverage the Rackspace Cloud for spikes in load and scale storage on demand
  • Test‚ Development & Production:
    • Develop‚ test and stage on scalable‚ fast-to-deploy Cloud Servers
    • Promote directly to the Dedicated Hosting production environment
    • Scale up massively for full scale load testing‚ pay only for the time you’re testing
  • SaaS‚ VAR or Web Developer:
    • Mix-and-match Dedicated and Cloud Hosting to best support your customers’ individual needs and usage patterns
    • Connect Dedicated and Cloud to enable multi-customer central management of your SaaS application
Cloud Connect Key Benefits
  • Enables the right fit between customer application and compute platform
  • Provides a private‚ isolated link between Rackspace Cloud and Rackspace Dedicated environment‚ utilizing an F5 Load Balancer (LTM 1600 or higher) or Cisco® ASA firewall (5510 or higher)
  • Provides existing Dedicated and Cloud server service levels

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Save $25 on Rackspace Cloud Servers Hosting with Promo Code

Crucial Update: This coupon code as well as the $25 discount promotion will be ended by March 18th, 2010 by Rackspace Cloud. If you are still making up the mind to sign up with them, now is the time.

Activate Promo Code (ID=134) at RackspaceCloud.com »

The cloud of Rackspace, the world leader in dedicated server hosting, Rackspace Cloud is running a promotional campaign at present to offer $25 discount on their premium cloud infrastructure, Cloud Sites to all new hosting clients. To enjoy this offer and get the referral discount, simply use their exclusive Cloud Sites promo code:

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And enter the code in the Promo or Referral Code box to claim it when you are signing up with them. Here are some reviews of Rackspace Cloud to help you decide.

A Review of RackSpace Review

Disclaimer: I’ve never been with RackSpace (but the cloud hosting, Rackspace Cloud) hosting and everything is taken as it is from this review at WHT. I’m just a little surprised that a host like RackSpace could ever make such a mistake to introduce 8 hours of downtime to its clients (that is of course, if what the reviewer said was truth and precise).

The original RackSpace review can be found here. I tried to reply to the post but it is too old.

But pardon me, 8 hours of downtime? Whatever the reason it is and no matter how many times the CEO apologizes for this (it could very well be an employee who is assigned the job to apologize on behalf of the CEO or automated mass email), it’s simply unacceptable. I don’t know about the other sites you may have with them, but officedebo.com doesn’t seem to be a mission critical one with tons of traffic that’s probably making a dollar every second. If that is the case I doubt you will remain calm about the 8 hours downtime.

8 hours downtime is even barely acceptable for other hosting companies, let alone RackSpace, it’s absolutely way too MANY for a host like them. Support comes far second to uptime, no matter how good it is.

Imagine if there’s a host that can Godly guarantees all of your sites 120% uptime but with no support at all, will you pay as much as what rackspace charges you for it? I think the answer is pretty obvious.

Again, I’m just talking about the issue here as it is from the original reviewer. 8 hours downtime is indeed unacceptable however personally, this incident hardly sways my belief in RackSpace. They are still one of the top hosting providers out there that’s worth your trust. View more reviews of Rackspace.

Also, for Rackspace Cloud, their newly launched cloud hosting service, here are some customer reviews.