What users are saying about
1 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7 out of 100
13 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nanobox

I would only get into it if I where willing to pay for the support plan and getting some assurances from the team as to where they are headed. The platform itself is great and can save you a ton of hard work and money. but it's hard to be confidant in it's sustainability.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

If you need a trusted email hosting platform, Rackspace is definitely the way to go. Not only is it simple to use, but the help they're willing to provide is also outstanding. Whether you're upgrading (or even downgrading) a service, or have concerns over any use cases, they're great at providing assistance and being diligent to understand your needs. If you only require a simple email for only a few people, it may not be the way to go, but it's hard to beat the price they offer (and the clarity on that pricing as well).
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Nanobox
8.6
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Scalability
Nanobox
10.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Platform management overhead
Nanobox
10.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Platform access control
Nanobox
8.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Services-enabled integration
Nanobox
9.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Development environment creation
Nanobox
10.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Development environment replication
Nanobox
10.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Issue monitoring and notification
Nanobox
6.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Issue recovery
Nanobox
8.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
Upgrades and platform fixes
Nanobox
6.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Pros

Nanobox

  • Relatively easy setup. One file named "boxfile.xml" controls all relevant services including there communication ports, routes and build steps.
  • Scaling is easy - you can put everything on one machine, split certain services to dedicated machines and scale services to multiple machines. best of all this can be done at any time with almost zero down time.
  • I have not used this yet, but for a few hundred dollars a month you can get dedicated operational services to help you make your setup even easier and ensure your system is operational.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • Racksapce is quick and helpful when contacted for support.
  • Rackspace is easy to set up and run on various email clients.
  • The service is affordable and compares well with any similar services.
  • It has a nice admin panel which is easy to follow and understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nanobox

  • The company has not been very communicative as of lately. Not much news, no apparent work on missing features.
  • Some components are incomplete as far as some critical features. For example, I use RethinkDB as my database and it's missing critical features like backup and clustering, so It is unusable and they should have made that clear from the get go.
  • The pricing on the support plan is vague. I do have the feeling it is actually well worth the money, but it's hard to form a decisions based without more predictable specific.
  • Seems to me like the platform's future is unclear.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • During a couple of planned upgrades, the timeline was a bit ambiguous.
  • There have been a few times when tech support seemed unhelpful.
  • We've hit storage/CPU limit without much notice on a unique project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nanobox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Rackspace Cloud Hosting 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Honestly, if it wasn't for the way in which ticket updates are shared, it would be a ten. They provide excellent support, from sales to technical to even migration services. I've always gotten my questions answered clearly, by someone who is human. If answers were displayed via email as well, rather than just a notice that I needed to login to see a message, it would be even better.
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nanobox

The ability to choose your own cloud provider is huge, especially for a small start up like I have. We have a lot of free credit from AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Azure, etc...The data layer is baked into the system which is better for integration then an external provider.There are also a lot fewer differences between environment as everything is Docker based which gives me the confidence that what works on my machine is going to work in production.Heroku doesn't have good support for Docker containers yet and although Heroku has served me well in the past, it is limited in some aspects.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

I've used Google/Amazons web services. They both make it easy to accidentally incur bills for things you didn't know were billable (or forgot about). Rackspace makes it extremely clear and doesn't lure you in with so many free trials that try to lock you in at a later time
Tyler Hildebrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nanobox

  • The platform is saving me a lot of time I would have been wasting on operations instead of development.
  • The platform is saving me a lot of money as I can easily switch between cloud providers to find the best price.
  • I am worried though for the price I might have to pay in case of an unexpected system issue.
  • Hopefully I will be able to pay the support plan before that.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • It has helped with resolving the issues quickly. Hence we get better uptime.
  • It has helped us with notifying on the issues immediately which helped us with notifying our clients before they came to us about the website down message.
Steve Surya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nanobox

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nanobox
7.0
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
9.7

Support Rating

Nanobox
Rackspace Cloud Hosting
8.0

Add comparison