Rackspace introduces tiered pricing and reduces bandwidth charges by 33%

Infotech Lead America: Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, is lowering the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. The price will change from $0.18 to $0.12 per GB.Rackspace study says 88% cloud users point to cost savings.

A study by Rackspace Hosting found that 88 percent of cloud users in the U.S. and U.K. point to cost savings. Cloud computing has helped 56 percent of respondents to boost profits. 49 percent of respondents said they have been able to grow their business through use of the cloud.

Rackspace will implement tiered pricing for its open cloud product portfolio. Tiered pricing will start with Cloud Files, its object storage service. The new pricing changes will begin on February 22nd and continue over the following few weeks.

The volume discounts range from $0.10 per GB per month for the first 1TB, decreasing to $0.075 per GB per month and even lower for storage amounts over 1024 TB.

Rackspace’s customers deploying bandwidth-intensive workloads serving large amounts of content like video streaming, mobile and applications that require fast content delivery to end users will benefit from the price reduction for bandwidth, including CDN bandwidth.

Mid-market and enterprise customers will find budgeting easier with Rackspace’s  simple pricing as now customers will not be charged for “extras” that are difficult to predict or estimate.

InfotechLead.com had reported the launch of Rackspace Cloud Monitoring, a scalable solution to monitor the health of infrastructure including websites, ports and protocols.

Rackspace unveils first Australian data center to expand its global reach

Rackspace Hosting launched its first Australian data center in August 2012, located at Erskine Park in Western Sydney. The Australian data center added to its international data center footprint, which includes existing facilities in Dallas, Chicago, Virginia, London, and Hong Kong.

Since the company launched in 1998, Rackspace has grown its global base to over 190,000 customers and currently hosts more than 60 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.

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