In our post last year, Rackspace Cloud & FreeBSD, we discussed all the benefits of Rackspace Cloud less FreeBSD support. As avid Rackspace Cloud users both internally and across our client base, we access the control panel and API quite often, and noticed that as of today a FreeBSD 9.0 base image is now available.

In this first round of FreeBSD support, the servers can not be resized downward. Furthermore, all flavors come with a fixed 9.5GB ZFS disk, with usable disk space available on a 512MB instance and above.

With all the benefits of the FreeBSD operating system, including a clean, centralized systems configuration and the ports collection, this is definitely a step forward for both Rackspace Cloud and their Openstack offerings.