Rackspace updates OnMetal Cloud Servers

And aims to target workloads for things like Cassandra, Docker and Spark.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Rackspace on Thursday launched a new version of its OnMetal Cloud Servers that are optimized for workloads such as Cassandra, Docker, Spark and Windows.

OnMetal Cloud Servers are based on OpenStack, the cloud operating system.

According to Rackspace, OnMetal Cloud Servers are designed for both Linux and Windows workloads. The offering is built to connect public clouds to dedicated hardware.

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Rackspace has shifted to a model where it offers support to customers from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, but still offers cloud services as well as hosting.

The latest generation of OnMetal Cloud Servers includes:

  • Regions in the U.S. and U.K.
  • Improvements of up to 800 GB of local drive capacity and RAID 1 mirrored storage.
  • The latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips and more selection of images with Windows support in the second quarter.
  • Private, secure networking through Cloud Networks is available today and RackConnect is coming later in the second quarter. .

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