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With Microsoft Private Cloud, We Make Your Cloud Work For You

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 …

Filed in Product & Development on November 10th, 2014 by Jeff DeVerter

A Cloud Server For Each Phase Of Your Application Journey

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.
Filed in Product & Development on November 10th, 2014 by Priyanka Sahay

Mimic – Mocks Not Driven By Tests

I was a QE on the Rackspace Auto Scale team. I would like to take you through the experiences and learnings I have had with testing Auto Scale, and how the ability to test it improved drastically using Mimic, an API-compatible mock service for Identity, OpenStack Compute and Load Balancers.
Filed in Product & Development on November 4th, 2014 by Lekha Jeevan

From Months To Minutes: Rapidly Deploy Production-Ready Application Stacks On Rackspace Private Cloud

The true business value of a private cloud is achieved through the applications you run on top of it. Unfortunately, most private clouds don’t come with apps built in. Deploying apps from scratch is a months long process that doesn’t always scale. The deployments typically aren’t repeatable &#…

Filed in Product & Development on November 3rd, 2014 by Bryan Thompson

Workload-Optimized Cloud Servers: More Flexibility To Define Your Infrastructure

Based on your feedback about our virtual Cloud Servers, one thing is clear: the more flexibility you have in defining your infrastructure, the better. So today, we’re adding two new workload-optimized flavor classes to our Cloud Servers lineup that allow you to create servers that meet your specif…

Filed in Product & Development on October 31st, 2014 by Thomas Duesing

Cloud Databases Now Supports SSL

You asked and we answered: Rackspace Cloud Databases now supports SSL to encrypt connections between your applications and your Cloud Database instance.
Filed in Product & Development on October 22nd, 2014 by Neha Verma

RackConnect v3: Security, Scalability, Sophistication

RackConnect v3, the latest iteration of our hybrid cloud platform, will be available to all new Rackspace customers starting October 23.
Filed in Product & Development on October 20th, 2014 by Joseph Palumbo

Big Data On Bare Metal: Don’t Sacrifice Performance For Flexibility

In the world of Big Data, bare metal is king. Many companies are seeking an architecture that allows for full utilization of resources like I/O and throughput, but we often hear from you that when it comes to Big Data you are forced to trade the advantages of cloud (elastic, on-demand, flexible) for…

Filed in Product & Development on October 15th, 2014 by John Engates

New Images Available For OnMetal

Since the launch of OnMetal, you have asked us to expand the base images that we offer. Our goal is to have parity in what we support for our virtual Cloud Servers and OnMetal. Hence, we have been working hard to have other popular Linux distros supported for OnMetal. We are excited to let you know …

Filed in Product & Development on October 10th, 2014 by Priyanka Sahay

Boot Rackspace Cloud Servers From A Cloud Block Storage Volume

Now you can boot Performance 1 and Performance 2 Cloud Servers from a network attached volume in Cloud Block Storage. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits you get when you use this feature:…

Filed in Product & Development on October 9th, 2014 by Trey Hoehne
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