Rackspace Cloud Deployment Services give you the ability to easily deploy applications and frameworks to the Rackspace Open Cloud. This lets you focus on code instead of architecting and deploying separate production, staging and development environments.
When we started OpenStack, the goal was to form a community of like-minded companies and contributors to push for an open alternative to proprietary cloud software. We saw open source as a platform to foster swift innovation and to give customers more choice.
It feels like yesterday that Frank Frankovsky, vice president of Hardware Design at Facebook and chairman of the Open Compute Project (OCP), sent me a Facebook message - how fitting – about a budding open hardware project that he was working on. At Rackspace, we immediately jumped at the chance to be among the first companies to join the community, as we believed Open Compute was poised to flip the hardware model much like we did with cloud software when we founded OpenStack.
Once you determine the cloud is the right fit for you and your organization, you need to set up your account. Even though the process of creating a new account is quick and simple, understanding the process of verification and account ownership is importnat for new customers.
At its core, hybrid cloud is about flexibility and choice – it’s the ability to choose the infrastructure that is the best fit for your specific workload through a combination of public and private clouds and dedicated hardware. At Rackspace, we do this on cloud platforms built on open standards, specifically OpenStack. In this kind of model, cloud interoperability is imperative.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Lance Albertson, director of the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. This week, Rackspace Training for OpenStack is teaching an OpenStack Fundamentals course at OSU.
Every day our customers ask how they can improve their performance — in terms of speed, throughput, reliability and predictability. As we head into the holiday season, those calls come with increased urgency. Businesses turn to Rackspace to help them get their new offers to market faster and to scale their users, data and transactions to meet the upcoming holiday rush.