Compared to existing cloud servers, Rackspace said its new servers offer 4x more total RAM, 2x more total CPU performance, and 132x more total disk I/O, and are specifically designed to work with Cloud Block Storage.
Powered by OpenStack, performance Cloud Servers are designed with RAID 10-protected solid state disks, Intel Xeon E5 processors, up to 120 GB of RAM and 40 Gigabits per second of network throughput, according to the announcement.
As for pricing, Rackspace has dropped the price about 33 percent, in addition to the upgrading its cloud architecture.
4X more total RAM
2X more total CPU performance
132X more total disk I/O (input/output)
8.3X more total network bandwidth
2.6X more total overall performance