Mobile-Ready Cloud Stacks FAQ

Filed in Mobile by Joseph Palumbo | April 9, 2013 7:23 am

As you may have read, this morning we launched mobile-ready cloud stacks[1]. Here, we’ll answer some questions you may have.

What are mobile-ready cloud stacks?

These stacks will allow developers to start building mobile apps on pre-configured cloud backend. This will save deployment time by not having to reinvent the wheel every time they start a mobile project

The stacks also provide scalable reference architectures based on our experience as a backend provider of complex applications.

Finally, we want to provide a developer experience that is beyond just deployment and includes day-to-day management and operations of the backend including upgrading, scaling, patching, monitoring and troubleshooting the cloud services infrastructure where your app is hosted.

What’s included?

The first pre-installed stack available today is a PHP-based backend, comprising LAMP and open source caching software. The exact configurations are:

We are working on a similar offering for the Ruby on Rails and Node.js backends

How do I get it?

To start using this stack as the backend to your mobile app, follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a Managed Cloud[2] account at: https://cart.rackspace.com/cloud/[3]
  2. You will receive a call from our Launch Specialists. Tell them that you are interested in our mobile stacks, or reach out to our team at (800) 480-3163. They will stand up the backend for your app in minutes, so you can start coding!

Resources for more information:

Mobile cloud page: http://www.rackspace.com/mobile-cloud[4]

Mobile Blog: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/mobile[5]

Endnotes:
  1. we launched mobile-ready cloud stacks: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/develop-mobile-apps-quickly-on-the-rackspace-cloud/
  2. Managed Cloud: https://www.rackspace.com/cloud/managed_cloud/overview_a/
  3. https://cart.rackspace.com/cloud/: https://cart.rackspace.com/cloud/
  4. http://www.rackspace.com/mobile-cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/mobile-cloud
  5. http://www.rackspace.com/blog/mobile: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/mobile

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/mobile-ready-cloud-stacks-faq/