Greatresponder.com – 2011-07-09 – Well known web hosting provider Rackspace just several days ago announced that it has launched its new solution Rackspace Cloud DNS beta to all United Kingdom and US cloud clients, referring to a blog post on their official web site.
Approximately week ago, Amazon Web Services increased its DNS service Route 53 edge with new useful locations in Stockholm, Sweden (North Europe). Amazon Web Services DNS service launched late last year.
Initially announced in March, Rackspace Cloud DNS beta solution was previously only available to clients who participated in the private beta phase, according to senior product manager for platform mr. Daniel Morris.
According to the website, the Rackspace Cloud DNS beta automates and simplifies domain name system management and is currently a free service.
Daniel Morris says that as part of the next development phase of the project Rackspace web hosting company will be “overhauling the DNS management sections of the cloud control panel.”
After receiving several feedbacks from private beta clients, Rackspace web hosting company says it has included several features such as REST-based API, new record types, great performance improvements, comprehensive management ability, complete TTL control and simplified migration.
The free service is fully IPv6 compatible and is available for clients with a Rackspace Cloud web hosting account. Daniel Morris says that existing Cloud Servers, Cloud Sites and RackConnect customers have access to the Rackspace Cloud DNS beta by default.
Rackspace web hosting company representative says customers should have a general understanding on how DNS works. Clients should have understanding of basic tips on DNS management setting and configuration and be familiar with RESTful web services including JSON or XML data serialization formats.
According to the Rackspace web hosting company, the beta is backed by Rackspace “fanatical support” that should assist any situation no matter when assistance is needed, day or night.