Amazon EC2 vs. Rackspace Cloud Servers



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What is Amazon EC2?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

What is Rackspace Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers is based on OpenStack, the open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. With the open cloud, you get reliable cloud hosting, without locking your data into one proprietary platform.

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Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
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Why do developers choose Rackspace Cloud Servers?
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What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
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What are the cons of using Rackspace Cloud Servers?
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How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
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How much does Rackspace Cloud Servers cost?
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What companies use Amazon EC2?
4379 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
130 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers
What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
87 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers?
32 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers

What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2 and Rackspace Cloud Servers?

  • DigitalOcean - Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
  • Microsoft Azure - Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
  • Google Compute Engine - Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure.
  • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.

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