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Develop On The Rackspace Open Cloud With Vagrant


Developing on the Rackspace Open Cloud is now easier with the new Rackspace provider driver in Vagrant 1.1!

Vagrant is a Ruby-based tool for building and deploying virtualized development environments. Developers love it because it allows them to easily create and deploy reproducible development environments.

With Vagrant 1.1 and the new Rackspace driver you aren’t limited to your local machine and VirtualBox anymore. You can now also run your development machines on the Rackspace Open Cloud.

This allows you to utilize all of the benefits of the Rackspace Cloud, such as instances with up to 30 GB of memory, virtual machine snapshots, server resizing and more.

For information on how to get started and more in depth look of the advantages of Vagrant 1.1 on the Rackspace Open Cloud, head over to the DevOps Blog.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Tomaz Muraus.

Tomaz Muraus is a Racker and a project lead for the Rackspace Service Registry product. He is also a project chair of Apache Libcloud, an open-source project that deals with cloud interoperability.

Before working on Service Registry he worked on the Cloud Monitoring product, and before joining Rackspace, he worked at Cloudkick helping customers manage and monitor their infrastructure.

In his free time, he loves writing code, contributing to open-source projects, advocating for software freedom, going to the gym and cycling.

Be sure to check out his Github page at

  • K. Spoon

    Are there boxes based on the images offered for install in RS Cloud available for download anywhere?

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