Category Archives: Bare Metal

Rackspace’s OnMetal service eliminates "noisy-neighbor" problems

Last year, Dell and HP lost a key customer — Rackspace. Up until then, the two companies supplied Rackspace with upwards of 90,000 servers. Rackspace, like Facebook, now designs its own servers using guidelines from the Open Compute Project. Quanta Computer builds the custom servers for Rackspace. This past week, Taylor Rhodes, President of Rackspace, announced in this video what was in store for these servers — a new Rackspace offering called OnMetal. Put simply, Rackspace, besides providing customers multi-tenant virtual machine (VM) servers, will now rent single-tenant dedicated servers.

Rackspace will rent out access to bare-metal Open Compute servers

SAN FRANCISCO — Cloud and hosting provider Rackspace has gotten creative. The company understands people like the elasticity of public clouds and the easy management of servers in colocation facilities. So today, Rackspace announced a new service that aims to borrow advantages from both of those computing environments. It’s called OnMetal. The service skips virtualization, a technology lots of public clouds employ to split up physical servers into many virtual machines (VMs) or instances for running applications. Instead, each person can get a entire “bare-metal” server to use.