UPDATE: In July 2012, Rackspace Cloud launched support for the FreeBSD 9.0 operating system.
Over the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Rackspace Cloud on multiple levels and from multiple directions. I’ve been quite impressed with the technology, the team’s knowledge and willingness to help customers, the advancement of features, and the growing community.
To be frank, some awesome things to mention about Rackspace Cloud:
Every implementation has its downfalls. Rackspace Cloud has no EBS solution, so disk space is limited to the amount included with your instance (though it is persistent). The API is growing, so for now, there are still a few bugs and features missing. They have multiple data centers, but you need two separate accounts to use them.
I could keep going on both positives and negatives.
However, my largest disappointment with Rackspace Cloud is the lack of FreeBSD support. As an avid FreeBSD user, I look forward to the day when Rackspace Cloud supports this fantastic Operating System. My assumption is that the version of Xen Rackspace Cloud is using still does not support FreeBSD, as mentioned in the comments of Why the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel is the Best. One could also argue that FreeBSD does not support the older versions of Xen. Either way, it’ll be great to see this released later this year if that’s true.
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