I already have a number of clients who I've moved over to rackspace so it was time to do the same for myself. This process took a while for I needed to move a couple more clients off my netnation instances and clean up some old blogs that I wanted to keep around. All that is done, so I begin the move.
A great way to get started with creating a cloud server is to watch this introductory video;
The features that stood out for me from this introductory video is how you can do the following with a rackspace cloud server;
- create a new server instance from a backup, allowing you to create a "template" image that you can use for subsequent cloud servers.
- the ability to rescue a server from another server instance by mounting the "damaged" servers file system.
- rebuild a server by restoring it from a backup without losing the servers existing IP address.
|Rackspace android app|
After completing my account setup I created an API Key so I could access my rackspace instance from my android phone. This is a nice feature that would allow me to either soft or hard reboot the server, allow me to resize a server (most likely due to performance needs) or delete the server completely. I'm looking forward to more features becoming available with the android app; the ability to backup and recover. After that a nice ssh app for the android and all would be good...