Rackspace Fights Amazon With Managed Cloud Push
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Muhammad Saad Khan
Muhammad Saad Khan,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/21/2014 | 6:13:01 AM
Re: Linux comparison
Rackspace prices are too hight for an average cloud user. As there are many companies coming up with DevOps mechanisms for a managed cloud like Cloudways, GetClouder, Which not only give access to cloud easily but their automated systems are able to manage the tasks that a 4 to 5 person team at managed service provider do. And off-course the prices are mostly starting from $5 with the choice of choosing multiple infrastructure providers. 

I think Rackspace needs to step out and get in contact with these companies to integrate their infrastructure too. This will help them scale fast without increasing the man power.
User Rank: Ninja
7/16/2014 | 10:53:59 AM
Rackspace was always a pretty expensive brand when I was dealing with hosting duties, but its customer service was always top notch. I'd imagine it has a solid shot of cornering the managed cloud market as I always found it very easy to pick up the phone and get in touch with a real person very quickly. 
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
7/15/2014 | 4:31:37 PM
Re: Managed infrastructure, managed service priving
That's more than twice the hourly rate of Digital Ocean's 1GB server.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
7/15/2014 | 1:28:49 PM
Managed infrastructure, managed service priving
Rackspace pricing starts at $.032 per hour for a basic, 1 GB server with Raid 10 solid state disk storage. Managed infrastructure service adds a half cent per hour, with a $50 a month minimum, to that, while managed operations service adds $.02 per GB per hour, with a $500 a month minimum.
User Rank: Author
7/15/2014 | 1:14:09 PM
Linux comparison
The Linux analogy from Engates makes sense. Now the question is, will people pay enough for Rackspace to make a healthy business from managed cloud?
User Rank: Ninja
7/15/2014 | 12:24:24 PM
The evolution of Cloud
It makes sense to see cloud services evolving to more of a true managed service as the skillsets required to run these environments are often not available in many IT shops.  With the ability to offload the day to day management, and take advantage of additional services such as hosted storage it is a great option for organizations who want to simplify their IT.  Build in security and the ROI of cloud will continue to increase.

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