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OpenStack Summit Day 2 Recap: The Future is Multi-Cloud

Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, kicked off day two of the Summit by tying it back to the first day’s keynote about the challenge of meeting the scalability requirements of projects such as the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope. The SKA project is expecting to require multi-exaFLOPS — that’s one quintillion (10^18) […]

OpenStack Summit Day 1 Recap: OpenStack for Work That Matters

Like the city in which we are meeting, the Barcelona OpenStack Summit feels both old and new at the same time. Barcelona is a new venue for the bi-annual Summit and as usual, there are an impressive number of first time attendees. But there is also a very familiar feel to the Summit this time — after […]

Newton: New Enterprise Ready OpenStack Release

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 […]

Operating OpenStack Clouds at Scale

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 […]

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 […]

Is OpenStack Software Dead?

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 […]

Why OpenStack Is The Least Interesting Part Of Rackspace Clouds

We spend too much time talking about OpenStack. That may seem like a surprising statement, considering the resources and energy Rackspace devotes to the OpenStack project and to our offerings built around this open cloud platform. Rackspace has more engineers and operators talking and thinking about OpenStack than anyone in the world. Our team of […]