Get a cloud environment that works - right from the start

A scalable, reliable, high-performing cloud environment is made of much more than just servers. That’s why our Cloud Engineers provide free architecture assistance with every account. They’ll help you design the right combination of compute, network, storage, and traffic management services - so your environment meets your current needs, but also has the flexibility to grow with your business. They'll also provide valuable expertise in the things you struggle with the most, including architecting for scale, monitoring, responding to alerts, and running your cloud environment's operations and administration.

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Storage and Data

Cloud Backup

File-level backup and restore capabilities to help safeguard your business from the unexpected. Cloud Backup comes with simple monthly pricing for the servers and storage that you use — no upfront costs or long-term contracts.


  1. Choose specific files and folders to back up
  2. Optional AES-256 encryption
  3. Automatic compression and de-duplication

Cloud Block Storage

Cloud Block Storage provides consistent and reliable storage performance, from only 12p/GB. There are standard and high performance options available, whilst Managed Cloud customers can also enjoy support for creating and deleting volumes.


  1. Consistent and reliable storage performance in the open cloud
  2. Only pay for what you use, from just 12p/GB/month
  3. High-performance SSD volumes available

Cloud Files

Unlimited, on-demand storage for your files and media, from just 7p/GB. And you'll only ever pay for what you use. We can serve your content around the world at rapid speeds too, via the Akamai CDN, for a quick, local-like experience.


  1. Unlimited, on-demand storage starting at 7p/GB/month
  2. Serve content fast with CDN, powered by Akamai
  3. Easy to access via Control Panel or API

Cloud Databases

Deliver faster applications with Cloud Databases, offering high-performance MySQL databases, with built-in redundancy and automated configuration included. Customers with a Managed service level can also enjoy assistance with backups, optimisation, provisions and more.


  1. High-performance cloud hosting for your MySQL databases
  2. Built-in data replication for greater reliability
  3. Automated deployment, configuration, and patching


Cloud Servers

Flexible and scalable Cloud Servers start at only 3p/hr, and allow you to spin up hundreds of servers in mere minutes. Scale up when you need the power, and down when you don't- you'll only ever pay for what you use too, so there are no nasty surprises.


  1. 24x7x365 chat/phone/ticket support
  2. Built entirely with RAID 10-protected, data-centre-grade SSDs
  3. Powerful Intel® Xeon® processors
  4. 40 Gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to every host machine
  5. Provision Cloud Servers in minutes, to quickly scale capacity up and down

Platform & Networking

Rackspace Monitoring

Stop problems before they happen- send alerts to your laptop or smartphone, or automatically raise a ticket with Rackspace. Whether you want to host in our data centre or your own, you'll enjoy API-driven monitoring globally.


  1. Monitor
  2. Customise
  3. Report
  4. Save time

Cloud Load Balancers

Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers offer a reliable cloud-based failover solution, from as little as 1p/hour. Their flexibility will grow with your infrastructure, and is based on high performance Zeus technology.


  1. Software load balancers on-demand
  2. Advanced load balancing algorithms
  3. Dedicated static IP address

Cloud DNS

Cloud DNS is provided as an entirely a free API service, designed to automate and simplify Domain Name System management. Customers with a Managed Cloud account will also enjoy support for creating, configuring, and deleting your domains and records.


  1. Access via public API
  2. Many record types supported (A, CNAME, NS, TXT, AAAA, DKIM, MX, SRV & SPF)
  3. Multiple regional (US and UK) service endpoints