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Rich Media Hosting

Serve your media fast

Your media is great, but you need to serve it quickly and cost-effectively. Give users a slow content experience and they’ll abandon your site. Give them faster page loads and content delivery and they won’t.

Our Cloud Files solution scales on demand, and comes powered by the Akamai content delivery network, delivering your content rapidly worldwide for a local-like experience.

Serve your media fast

Reliable and secure solutions

Reliable and secure solutions

Akamai's 213 CDN locations around the world make your media more likely to remain available in the event of an unexpected outage. Plus, hosting media on Cloud Files frees up your server to do more important tasks.

For rich media with known traffic levels plus high security requirements, we've got several Dedicated solutions and infrastructures to ensure your end users enjoy your content seamlessly.

Only pay for what you use

There are no hidden or complex charges. You pay for the amount of storage and bandwidth that you use, and nothing more. We provide an easy-to-use control panel too, making it easy to upload and scale your great media in mere minutes.

On top of that, you can choose how much of the routine maintenance you want to do-let us know the extent of service you need, and we’ll be there for you.

Only pay for what you use

Video Hosting

Video Hosting

Day-by-day, engaging video content becomes more important. You handle that, and let us simplify your workflow and make streaming your content a smooth experience.

Upload
Whether it’s a HD film or a short clip, Cloud Files can handle it. Keep them private for as long as needed, and then publish via CDN. Large files enjoy a seamless multiple file segment upload, and your viewers will only see one video file.

Encode
We’ve made it simple to work with the best in cloud-based video encoding, with Encoder.com and Zencoder allowing you to encode videos directly via Cloud Files.

Deliver
With 213 Akamai edge locations around the world, our Content Delivery Network ensures your users enjoy a fast, local-like experience almost anywhere on the planet.

Stream
Whether its flexible navigation or videos to start more quickly, Cloud Files’ HTTP streaming aims to improve viewer experience. It also streams natively on iOS devices, and works with plugins for JW Player, FlowPlayer and OSMF.

Archive
You can never be too careful: store backups or multiple versions of your video content to safeguard yourself against any accidental mishaps.

Site Acceleration

Site Acceleration

Quicker page loads are proven to improve conversion, search rankings, customer loyalty, and ultimately revenue. Of course, the inverse applies for sites with delayed responses. With sites and apps using more and more imagery, JavaScript, CSS and such, improve page loads isn’t going to be your favourite task. Leave it to us.

Global speed
The Akamai CDN’s 213 locations worldwide allows Cloud Files to host your content closer to your website/app users, and hence give them the quick, local-like experience they demand.

Scalable
Pay-as-you-go means you can have as much space for your content as you desire. Even if it’s an enormous HD film, we’ve always got availability to host your needs.

WordPress and Magento integration
You may prefer Magento for your transactional website, and/or WordPress to handle your content management system. Good choices: We’ve tailored Cloud Files to work with both solutions on reducing page load times.

Static site hosting
Sometimes, you just need a simple static website, and quickly. For such examples, you don’t need servers: You can host it entirely from Cloud Files, and the Akamai CDN will ensure availablity worldwide.

Audio Steaming

Audio Streaming

Whether it’s internet radio or music hosting and streaming, the demand for instantaneous and seamless access to audio is incredible. When considering the stumbling blocks of file formats, codecs and device compatibility, amongst others, it’s no easy feat. Thankfully, Cloud Files can help.

MP3 audio
MP3 encoded audio is supported, whether in an FLV, MP4 or F4F/F4M container, and is compatible with plugins for Flash players such as JW Player and FlowPlayer.

Global speed
The Akamai CDN’s 213 locations worldwide allows Cloud Files to host your audio closer to your website/app users, and hence give them the quick, local-like experience they demand.

Scalable
Pay-as-you-go means you can have as much space for your content as you desire. No matter how big your file is, we’ve always got availability to host your needs.

Archive
You can never be too careful: store backups or multiple versions of your video content to safeguard yourself against any accidental mishaps.

Downloads

Downloads

A huge percentage of websites have some form of downloadable content. Whether that’s software, documentation, subscription-based content or anything else, when you’ve got users worldwide trying to get at your works, a lot of network traffic is created. Leave that traffic to us.

Global speed
The Akamai CDN’s 213 locations worldwide allow Cloud Files to reliably host your files closer to your website/app users, and hence give them quicker download speeds.

Customise access
Want to make a download available for a short time? Or even allow users to upload items into your Cloud Files account? Easy. Use one of our temporary URLs and you’re done.

Scalable
Pay-as-you-go means you can have as much space for your content as you desire. Even if it’s a huge software download, we’ve always got availability to host your needs.

Secure
As your files move through the CDN, SSL delivery, or HTTPS, ensures they’re encrypted all the way from their origin through to the user’s browser.

Other Hosting Solutions

Rackspace can help you manage IT across your entire Business. Learn about our hosting solutions:

Email, Hosted Exchange And SharePoint

Improve collaborative efficiency with our powerful SharePoint solutions, whether they’re ‘out-of-the-box’ or custom deployments. Add that to low-cost email that you can access anywhere, and you’ve got quick and easy collaboration for your team.

Website and Blog Hosting

Prepare your website for unexpected traffic spikes. Our reliable solutions ensure your site stays up when you have an influx of visitors, so you can continue to focus on your business.

File and Data Backup

Preparation for the unexpected is crucial. We help to protect the important files powering your website or application, ensuring your business is safeguarded. If something should go wrong and a hard drive fails or you lose files, we have the ability to rapidly restore files to help you get back to regularity quickly.

SaaS Hosting

Focus on your software, and not on your infrastructure. Our solutions evolve with your growth, and allow you to start simple and grow huge, with thousands of software vendors trusting Rackspace to run their application's infrastructure.

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