Develop On The Rackspace Open Cloud With Vagrant

Filed in Product & Development by Tomaz Muraus | March 14, 2013 11:00 am

Developing on the Rackspace Open Cloud[1] is now easier with the new Rackspace provider driver in Vagrant 1.1[2]!

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[3], 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[4].

Endnotes:
  1. Rackspace Open Cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/open-cloud/
  2. Vagrant 1.1: http://www.vagrantup.com/
  3. benefits of the Rackspace Cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/servers/compare/
  4. DevOps Blog: http://devops.rackspace.com/vagrant-now-supports-rackspace-open-cloud.html#.UUH3ZGemgwM

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/develop-on-the-rackspace-open-cloud-with-vagrant/