Rackspace has launched an app that allows a CIO or system administrator to dial up or take down servers and storage moment by moment.
Hardware costs, ranging from a penny to 83p an hour are billed to the company credit card. Software pricing is more complicated, especially for virtualised SQL applications, the company said.The app gives the CIO a range of choices of hardware and operating environment.
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Simply selecting and saving the choices spins up the configuration in seconds, or minutes if it’s a Microsoft environment.
Admins can do the following from their smartphones or iPads:
List all Cloud Servers in their rackspace account
- Create new Cloud Servers (including from any existing backups)
- Delete Cloud Servers
- Resize Cloud Servers
- Perform Hard and Soft Reboots