Compare Caronet Cloud to Rackspace Cloud.

At Caronet, we have engineered a solution more robust and feature-packed than any other Cloud provider. We guarantee enterprise-grade hardware and software for all things Cloud—not just private Cloud offerings, as many of our competitors do. Caronet Cloud is simply unmatched.


Storage Platform (HA)

Caronet:

4G and 8G Fibere Channel SAN Storage

Rackspace:

Local DAS Storage and 1G iSCSI

Why this is important: Caronet chose Fibre Channel SAN storage for our cloud, which allows us to be configured for high availability and equips you with the fastest connection to your data. Using storage external to the hypervisor ensures availability of your Cloud servers even when a host server goes down—in which case your Cloud server simply migrates to another host in the cluster. Using 4G/8G fibre channel ensures you get all of the available disk performance for your Cloud server.

Platform Supported Operating Systems

Caronet:

450+

Rackspace:

21

Why this is important: Freedom in the Cloud means just that. Caronet understands every developer, platform and organization is unique. VMware supports over 450 operating systems, allowing you to build your solution without rebuilding your entire system.


Server Sizes

Caronet:

No Forced Packages

Rackspace:

Packaged Only

Why this is important: Freedom to choose means freedom to build. Caronet believes upgrades should be options for those who need them. We don’t force you to pay for something you don't want or need. Instead, our solutions allow you to upgrade your memory, CPU cores or disk space independently of each other.

Disk I/O

Caronet:

50,000+ IOPs per host

Rackspace:

520 IOPs per host

Why this is important: Most virtualization hosts are not CPU bound, they're I/O bound. Available IOPs from the storage infrastructure directly impact Cloud server performance.


Hybrid Hosting Support

Caronet:

Spans Cloud, Dedicated, and Colocation

Rackspace:

Spans Cloud and Dedicated

Why this is important: Caronet understands engineering a custom solution means the customer should be able choose the best fit for their needs. With us, you can combine all of our offerings, including Colocation.

Private VLANs

Caronet:

Yes, available.

Rackspace:

Not yet available.

Why this is important: Private VLANs are available to our hybrid hosting customers, allowing you to connect different products while giving the appearance that they reside on the same network. Private network allocations are standard in this configuration.


Virtualize Your Physical Servers

Caronet:

Yes

Rackspace:

No

Why this is important: Using VMware's "Physical to Virtual" conversion tools, we can convert your existing physical or virtualized servers into Caronet vCloud servers for a seamless upgrade with minimal downtime.

Backups

Caronet:

14 days retention, daily backups with little to no performance impact.

Rackspace:

One daily, one weekly.

Why this is important: Backing up your data with little to no performance impact means your Cloud servers don't suffer for the sake of security. Caronet maintains a full 14-day retention of your data through full weekly backups and daily incremental backups to keep your data safe.