Over the past year I’ve been using a home lab for quick, hands-on testing of OpenStack and Rackspace Private Cloud, and a number of people have requested information on the setup. Throughout the next few blog posts I will explain what I’ve got. This serves two purposes: 1) documentation of my own setup as well as 2) hopefully providing information that other people find useful – and not everything is about OpenStack.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ken Hui will be joining John Griffith, OpenStack Program Technical Lead for the Cinder Project and Solutions Architect at SolidFire for a webinar Tuesday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. CDT to talk about OpenStack Block Storage Design Considerations including an interactive panel discussion at the end. Please join John and I by registering at: https://t.co/CRSEOkM5sD.
Last month, we launched an early access program for the latest version of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by the Havana release of OpenStack. The response has been great and we have incorporated your feedback into our Unlimited Availability launch, which is available today for free and supportable by our talented team of experts.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes leverage Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) powered by OpenStack as a key component of their architecture. In a nutshell, RPC takes OpenStack code from trunk and configures it using our Chef recipes based on our experience and expertise in running large OpenStack-powered clouds.
The federation of multiple clouds in the real world isn’t far out of reach, and through a CERN openlab research project, CERN and Rackspace are probing the possibility of true federated hybrid clouds built on OpenStack.
Not all data is created equal. Each company’s data strategy needs to be laid out with consideration and thought as to what the future demands of the system might be. Although HadoopTM has its roots firmly planted in the JBOD and bare metal camps, users are increasingly trying to find ways to split up data processing based on workload requirements and on the nature of the type of query they are running.
At MySQL Connect 2013, I spoke about and demoed High Availability (HA) of MySQL for OpenStack. It was very well received. I’ve heard from many customers who view HA as too complex and do not want to touch it with a 10-foot network cable because there are a number of interrelated concepts and it becomes a pain to implement and test them all. On the other hand, the consequences of not implementing High Availability could be disastrous to a business.