OpenStack is moving steadily into the enterprise and is now the de facto standard for private cloud platforms. With Newton, the most recent release, OpenStack is focusing on three key functions necessary for it to become the single platform for enterprise IT: scalability, resiliency and user experience. At Rackspace, we see the rise of this community-built open source platform as […]

Rackspace is known for our expertise building highly available solutions for our customers, so it should be no surprise that we’ve been able to apply that competency to managed OpenStack solutions for both our upsteam offering and Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat. or PRC-R. I provided some details in my previous post, about RPC-R’s reference […]

When Rackspace and Red Hat came together to create a managed private cloud, we knew this offering needed to support enterprises looking to transform themselves using the latest technological innovations. Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat, RPC-R for short, was architected to meet stringent enterprise requirements such as availability, stability and manageability, while helping […]

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As anyone who’s ever tried to move a technology from development to production knows, operations and scaling are two of the most difficult elements to do well. Nowhere is that more true than when you are talking about a cloud platform such as OpenStack. Deploying an OpenStack cloud with 10s of servers to support a […]

Rackspace recently released version 12.2 of Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) based on the Liberty release. In RPC v12.2, Rackspace supports Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS). Since LBaaS is still a relatively new offering in the OpenStack community,  I want to provide more details to help users understand what LBaaS does and how it can […]

Boris Renski, CMO and co-founder of Mirantis, created a stir yesterday with his blog post, “Infrastructure Software is Dead,” which calls into question the viability of having users deploy and operate infrastructure software such as OpenStack on their own. Boris says it was a long time coming but he now realizes that you help customers be successful […]