You can now create and manage your backups in Rackspace Cloud Databases directly from the Control Panel with a simple user interface. This new capability continues our mission improve the Cloud Databases user experience and simplify database management.
If you have a site that is served over https only, you might be interested in a “hidden” feature of Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers. You can set up a Cloud Load Balancer to redirect to https in two different ways, but currently only one of them is exposed in the Rackspace Control Panel.
Cloud Networks provides you the flexibility to create fully isolated single-tenant networks in the cloud. In May, we launched the ability for you to attach or detach networks from Next Generation Cloud Servers (Performance and Standard flavors) via the Rackspace API. Now, you have the same capability through the Rackspace Control Panel. The ability to attach and detach networks via the Control Panel gives you the flexibility to add and remove networks from a live and operational Cloud Server.
We recently updated the Rackspace Control Panel to simplify setting up a Cloud Files static website. In this article, we’ll show you how easy it is to set up a static website using Cloud Files and the Control Panel.
I just finished a thought provoking book on behavioral psychology: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. The gist of the book is how institutions and individuals can “nudge” people to make better/improved choices without being paternalistic or sales driven.
Using the Cloud Control Panel to manage your Cloud Databases is great for scenarios where your application has only a few databases or you don’t have a lot of automation needs. But what if you are responsible for tens or hundreds of databases? Maybe it’s because you manage them on behalf of your customers or offer services on top of Cloud Databases. In that case, using the Cloud Databases API is almost a requirement.
This month, we raised the curtain on the Rackspace open cloud and welcomed our customers into a new era of openness, choice and innovation. And now we’re taking that one step further by making Rackspace Cloud Monitoring available to everyone through Unlimited Availablity. Cloud Monitoring is a powerful tool that unlocks the value of the open cloud by letting customers monitor any cloud or infrastructure, whether it’s hosted in your datacenter or ours. It’s one easy solution to monitor all IT infrastructure from a single interface, regardless of vendor or location. Cloud Monitoring joins Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack and Cloud Databases as pillars of the Rackspace open cloud.