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Container-Based Virtualization And CPU-Intensive Cloud Databases

The container-based virtualization architecture we use in Rackspace’s Cloud Databases service has a number of benefits, one of which is a reduction in the overhead that is typical of traditional virtualization. Less overhead means more CPU for your compute-intensive databases.

In this short video we talk a little more about this:

For more details, take a look at this short white paper that describes what container-based virtualization is:

And be sure to check out the previous installments in our Cloud Databases video series.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by J.R. Arredondo.

J.R. Arredondo joined Rackspace in February 2012 in the areas of Cloud storage and Cloud databases. J.R. came to Rackspace from Microsoft in the SharePoint and Office product management and engineering groups from 2006 to 2012. Before Microsoft, he was with BMC Software in its Corporate Development and Strategy group driving M&A initiatives in the areas of BSM and Application and Database Performance Management. Prior to BMC he led software engineering and architecture groups for eCommerce at Compaq.


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