Container-Based Virtualization And CPU-Intensive Cloud Databases

Filed in Product & Development by Rackspace Blogger | September 19, 2012 2:00 pm

The container-based virtualization architecture[1] we use in Rackspace’s Cloud Databases[2] 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:

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And be sure to check out the previous installments in our Cloud Databases video series[4].

Endnotes:
  1. container-based virtualization architecture: http://c1776742.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/downloads/pdfs/Rackspace-Cloud-Databases-and-Container-based-Virtualization.pdf
  2. Rackspace’s Cloud Databases: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/public/databases/
  3. [Image]: http://c1776742.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/downloads/pdfs/Rackspace-Cloud-Databases-and-Container-based-Virtualization.pdf
  4. Cloud Databases video series: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/cloud-databases-videos/

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