Compare Amazon AWS vs. Rackspace Cloud [EOL]

You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Amazon AWS Logo
38,861 views|34,853 comparisons
Rackspace Cloud [EOL] Logo
views| comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and others in PaaS Clouds. Updated: June 2021.
511,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis.""I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.""The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.""I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing.""Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud.""The price could be lower.""There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side.""AWS is not an expensive product."

More Amazon AWS Pricing and Cost Advice »

Information Not Available
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which PaaS Clouds solutions are best for your needs.
511,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The storage is most valuable. The gateway and documentation are also quite good.
Top Answer: Its price should be lower. Currently, the price is the same if you are working in-house or in production. If you have to do internal testing or you are checking if things are working in-house, you… more »
Top Answer: Its price should be lower. The price for in-house usage should be different from production usage.
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Average Words per Review
In PaaS Clouds
Popular Comparisons
Also Known As
EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWS
Learn More

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

Rackspace is a listed company that specializes in hybrid cloud environments to support your applications and sites. The environments are based on its open-source operating system OpenStack.Rackspace Cloud caters for the private cloud, public cloud, dedicated servers, or a hybrid of platforms.

Your Rackspace Cloud environment is customizable according to your cloud requirements, and all products work together seamlessly from one portal.

Learn more about Amazon AWS
Learn more about Rackspace Cloud [EOL]
Sample Customers
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
3D Capacity, Acquity Group, Axios Systems, Behance, Blastro, Dominos Pizza, and Sage.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company7%
No Data Available
Company Size
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise38%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise70%
Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and others in PaaS Clouds. Updated: June 2021.
511,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 75 reviews while Rackspace Cloud [EOL] is ranked unranked in PaaS Clouds. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Rackspace Cloud [EOL] is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, Microsoft Azure, IBM Public Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Rackspace Cloud [EOL] is most compared with .

See our list of best PaaS Clouds vendors.

We monitor all PaaS Clouds reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.