Tag Archives: Red Hat

Forget About Your OpenStack Upgrades

Upgrades. Few IT activities are as important yet heartburn-inducing as upgrading a major system. Often upgrades mean service disruption, both expected and sometimes unexpected, which can negatively affect businesses. Often the cause is unreliable software and/or lack of operational expertise. I’ve worked with and for enterprise customers who had policies of not upgrading until a particular […]

Enabling Software Defined Storage as a Service with OpenStack and Ceph

Data storage growth is both a reality and a burden for today’s enterprises. With the move to digital, big data and, data intensive workloads, enterprises are storing an increasing amount of data, growing 30-40 percent per year, according to Vanson Bourne LTD. Much of this growth comes from applications running on cloud platforms such as […]

Rackspace Builds Highly Available Cloud Using Red Hat OpenStack Platform

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 […]

The Architecture Behind Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat OpenStack

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 […]

Assembling OpenStack as a Service with Rackspace and Red Hat

I am a huge comic book movie fan, loving the resurgence in popularity of superhero movies over the past decade. I particularly enjoy superhero team movies such the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Avengers.” There is something spectacular about watching individual heroes, powerful in their own right, accomplish even more by working together towards a common goal. […]

How EMC Is Partnering With The OpenStack Ecosystem

EMC is making big bets these days on the OpenStack project, as evidenced by the string of announcements and activities over the past month, beginning with the acquisition of Cloudscaling.  We also announced our intent to build out an EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Edition, leveraging Cloudscaling’s OCS product and EMC’s Converged Infrastructure technologies. I […]

OpenStack: The Project, The Products, And The Services

Introduction Recently, my Rackspace colleague, Cody Bunch, and I had the opportunity to sit with Dave Vellante, from Wikibon, to discuss OpenStack in the Enterprise.  During the interview, Dave asked about the readiness of OpenStack for production deployment; we answered in the affirmative but also took time to draw the distinction between OpenStack as an […]