Windows

10 easy steps to building a Windows Server in the Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace Cloud

The Rackspace Cloud is an IaaS cloud service that offers cloud hosted servers. The sign-up was pretty straight forward and creating a cloud server was quite easy -- it took about 15 minutes.

First, create an account at rackspacecloud.com and log in to it. Then, select Hosting.

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Selena has been at TechRepublic since 2002. She is currently a Senior Editor with a background in technical writing, editing, and research. She edits Data Center, Linux and Open Source, Apple in the Enterprise, The Enterprise Cloud, Web Designer, and...

11 comments
tim
tim

This is a good start and as somebody said it's interesting if you've never seen this kind of service before. I'd like to know how these things are secured. How can you monitor logs etc.? Any kind of IDS/IPS available? Can I send it to my SIEM provider somehow?

ssatishg
ssatishg

What's NEW in this??

support
support

Well, then, if you had never implemented the Rackspace virtual server service and/or didn't know how the implementation was packaged, then this was actually useful. Now I know how they provide this service. Short and sweet, yes, but some of us haven't used this service and because of this article, now we see the implementation steps including the price.

Who Am I Really
Who Am I Really

OK, now get me a Gigabit full duplex WAN connection with no packet loss, traffic shaping, or congestive delays and this might be useful

transparente
transparente

Looks like this, is all there is to know about it. I didn't even knew that this kind of service was available.(Although expensive) The link to the service is there. Any more info? ( Easy! Just point and Click...) Thank you Selena. J. Meirim

mruda
mruda

Did someone have to fill there article quota?

puckster970
puckster970

I know it is right before the holiday but really, WTF? Put some content into your post. 10 screen shots is not enough to even gain my interest.You have posted better.

zwayne
zwayne

I was very interested in this subject but unfortunately this was worthless. Will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that something didn't get posted correctly.

jacobus57
jacobus57

I am currently evaluating a cloud server solution for a non-profit client. I expected something more substantive than a series of screenshots. Could you perhaps write a post explaining your evaluation process and the choices you made and why, rather than just a slideshow (and I am admittedly not a fan of slideshows...) Thanks!

paulo.f.dias
paulo.f.dias

somethig got lost, maybe... can you "copy & paste" again, Tanks