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Rackspace Cloud Servers from Rackspace

Product: Rackspace Cloud Servers Rackspace's IaaS offering is based on the OpenStack open cloud OS, which counts Cisco, Dell, IBM, and VMware among its many supporters. OpenStack was designed to manage large networks of virtual machines and includes various APIs and orchestration controls. Rackspace supports many versions of Linux, including CentOS, Red Hat and Ubuntu, as well as Windows Server. It offers standard instances ranging from 512 MB to 30 GB.

Company: Rackspace

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Price Range:
Base monthly pricing for Linux ranges from $16.06 for 512 MB RAM with one virtual CPU and 20 GB of disk to $876.60 for 30 GB RAM with eight virtual CPUs and 1.2 TB of disk. RHEL is an additional charge, and Windows pricing is higher. More granular pricing info is available.


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