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Back in August, I unveiled Rackspace’s step into Microsoft virtualization and private cloud offerings. Well, today I am honored to tell you that Rackspace now supports Microsoft’s cloud platform, which includes Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server, and Windows Azure Pack, in all of our U.S. data centers. Additionally, Rackspace is now a member of the Microsoft Cloud OS Network.
When we talk to our customers, we often hear one thing loud and clear: you want choice. You want us to have a robust portfolio where you have the flexibility to choose an option based on the price-performance requirements of your specific application or workload.
Ask anyone in IT management and they’ll tell you that they want to help grow the business, meet user requests faster, promote good governance—and do all of it faster, better and cheaper. Yet in reality, most IT teams are stuck maintaining existing systems. And that routine busywork prevents them from focusing on strategic challenges that drive innovation. So what can your organization do about it?
OpenStack Summit Paris is just about over. It was a great week. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our coverage from the Paris Summit. We’ll see you in Vancouver in May.
Rackspace kicked off OpenStack Summit Paris with the launch of a set of easy to deploy production-ready application stacks for the OpenStack-powered Rackspace Private Cloud. The free solution templates, which include Magento, Drupal, Galera, MongoDB, ELK Stack and Hortonworks HDP, enable you to launch an application stack on your private cloud in minutes instead of months.
For OpenStack to gain wide adoption, it must be easy to use. It has to be manageable and scalable. It cannot be too complex.
At OpenStack Summit Paris, Neutron networking drew a great deal of attention. From several well-attended presentations to daily book signings; there was a buzz around Neutron throughout the Summit.
Among the OpenStack projects getting the most attention here at the OpenStack Summit Paris is the Neutron networking project.
Fashion Metric is a big data SaaS solution that empowers apparel retailers and brands to gather intelligence about their customers and personalize the online apparel shopping experience. By deploying a comprehensive technology to calculate a customer’s full set of body measurements in seconds, FM customers get measured for custom clothing or select the best ready-to-wear size.
For more than a year, Rackspace and CERN openlab have been exploring the feasibility of federating OpenStack clouds. Great progress has been made, such as the inclusion of code in OpenStack Icehouse to federate identity in multi-cloud environments.
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