At Rackspace, we’re immensely excited about our partnership with New Relic that helps power our DevOps Automation Service. Since announcing the partnership in early October, we’ve turned our attention maximizing the impact of Fanatical Support and Application Monitoring in solving common customer problems. In this post I’ll address one of these areas, auto scale.
Today, we make it easier for Rackspace Cloud users to build rich network services with the availability of the OpenStack Neutron Networking API. This milestone greatly increases your ability to create and manage networking services and capabilities and makes it possible to add a number of immediate and future improvements.
Rackspace recently earned the 2014 MSPWorld Cup Award for Best Cloud Solution at the MSPWorld Conference. The MSPWorld Cup, awarded by MSPAlliance, recognizes companies that demonstrate consistent efforts to advance the cause of cloud and managed service providers through cutting edge technology, services and solutions to the IT channel.
We have just released an enhancement in the notification emails for Cloud Monitoring remote checks to make it easier for you to digest the content. While the change is small, we would like to take this opportunity to give you an overview of the remote monitoring feature in the context of explaining the feature.
We designed RackConnect and our hybrid cloud to deliver on the promise that you could have the best of both worlds – the security and predictability of dedicated servers combined with the scalability and programmatic control of the cloud. In keeping with this paradigm, the newest version of RackConnect – version 3 — emphasizes scalability and your ability to “own the base and the rent the spike.”
Forrester Research, Inc. has named Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014. We believe that this rating is great recognition of the momentum we’re seeing with our OpenStack-powered private cloud solution. What we find even more exciting, however, are some areas of improvement that RPC can capitalize on to offer a stronger private cloud solution, which are some of the exact enhancements included in the latest release of Rackspace Private Cloud.
In this video from OpenStack Summit Paris, CERN’s Tim Bell and Rackspace DevOps Practice CTO Chris Jackson talk about cloud federation and the work Rackspace and CERN openlab are doing together.
We believe that DevOps is fundamental to delivering cloud management expertise at scale, irrespective of our customers’ workload or solution. Part of delivering expertise at scale is transferring scale savings to customers to make it incredibly valuable. As of this week, we have cut the cost of DevOps Automation in half to a fixed monthly fee of $2,500.
It was another rocking week here at The Rack. We joined the Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network; launched Mailgun managed email; examined the difference between DIY MongoDB and ObjectRocket MongoDB; and much more. Check it all out in this week’s digest.
This infographic highlights some of the more pervasive considerations for running MongoDB at scale in comparison to leveraging a managed service like ObjectRocket.