Since we launched Rackspace Cloud Databases in August 2012 we have experienced great commitment from our customers who have chosen it as their database platform. In this time, we have expanded the availability of Cloud Databases from three to six regions worldwide, keeping the pricing simple, improving reliability and increasing performance.
Rackspace Cloud Queues is backed by the open source project, Marconi. Below, Oz Akan, Development Manager for Rackspace Cloud Queues and an active contributor to Marconi, walks us through the project. Want to try out Marconi without managing your own environment? Want to explore open source code with the comfort of Fanatical Support behind you? Rackspace Cloud Queues is currently accepting Early Access participants. Sign up here.
Starting today, you can begin testing and exploring the Rackspace Cloud Queues service, a new tool designed to address the needs of large, distributed applications. Cloud Queues gives you a simple API to manage both a producer-consumer and a publisher-subscriber queuing and notifications service.
The dedicated world and cloud world can perform differently. Fortunately developers building on the cloud have an excellent resource in the Cloud Launch Team. Architecting an application that takes full advantage of the scalability and flexibility of the cloud is key. Our Launch Managers are here to help with any questions that you may have, advising not only on architecture but how to incorporate the Cloud API, different database solutions and types of storage options. At Rackspace, we have the expertise (and the SLAs) to support developers. Check out this video to find out more.
Last fall Rackspace announced the unlimited availability of Cloud Monitoring, our highly available API-driven monitoring system that is changing how we deliver Fanatical Support. Since then, we have been quietly adding features; and today we’re making those features available through unlimited availability, and we’re unveiling even more.
You’ve worked hard on your application and are gearing up for a major event. You’ve heard me talk about the power of the cloud API, and have incorporated it into your app to control cloud infrastructure, in particular to scale up your configuration in a short amount of time. But before the big day comes, there is one important point to remember as you plan for a high traffic event.
Emergent One, with team members in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and Richmond, Va., helps companies build and manage APIs for their existing applications faster, easier and cheaper than developing them in-house. The Emergent One platform hooks into an application’s database and gives the customer the ability to quickly include any of their data in a customized API, which is then hosted and able to scale in the cloud. Along with the API, a developer portal with full documentation and an interactive console is provided, so people can get started using the new API immediately.
When I first got into hosting, we had to call somebody at our data center any time a customer wanted to make changes to their configuration, such as adding more resources. Our Racker in the DC would have to locate the physical server and install additional hardware to the machine, or they might have to build and provision a completely new server. Our Cloud Application Programming Interface (API) has changed the game, allowing our customers to easily modify their cloud configuration with just a few lines of code. The API is a powerful tool and something all of our customers should know about, regardless of their level of technical ability.