Category Open Source

OpenStack Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) Overview

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 […]

Benefits Of The Rackspace Approach To OpenStack

As the co-founder and standard-bearer for OpenStack, Rackspace gets a lot of questions from users, journalists, analysts and vendors — about how we run OpenStack at scale, whether we use upstream code or have forked the project, and how we decide what code to contribute back. Given that Rackspace runs the oldest and largest OpenStack […]

Being The OpenStack Standard-Bearer

The OpenStack project originated in 2010 with a short e-mail from Jim Curry, then VP of Corporate Development at Rackspace, to Chris Kemp, CTO of NASA. From this humble beginning, an open source project was born that is today the dominant private cloud platform and the foundation for a growing number of public clouds. In […]

OpenStack Comes Of Age With Mitaka

Watching my daughter grow from an infant into a 13-year-old has been an amazing experience for me. And while I know I have the biggest hand in her growth, I also understand it’s truly a community of family and friends who are nurturing her into maturity. By the same token, while my employer, Rackspace, along […]

Trying Out Apache Mesos

  This post is targeted specifically at readers who are new to Apache Mesos. I’ve been writing about Apache Mesos and it’s importance as an operating system kernel for the next generation data center. You can read those posts here: Part 1: True OS For The SDDC Part 2: Digging Deeper Into Mesos Part 3: […]

Apache Mesos: Open Source Community Done Right

I’ve been writing recently about Apache Mesos and it’s importance as an operating system kernel for the next generation data center. You can read those posts here: Part 1: True OS For The SDDC Part 2: Digging Deeper Into Mesos Part 3: Dealing with Persistent Storage And Fault Tolerance Part 4: Resource Allocation Besides the […]

Playing Traffic Cop: Resource Allocation In Apache Mesos

A key capability that makes Apache Mesos a viable uber resource manager for the data center is its ability to play traffic cop amongst a diversity of workloads.  The purpose of this post will be to dig into the internals of resource allocation in Mesos and how it balances fair resource sharing with customer workload […]