The researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are on an amazing mission. They operate the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and their research uncovers the mysteries of universe. Coincidentally, CERN is also the birthplace of the world wide web as we know it.
We want to keep our OpenStack®-powered Rackspace Private Cloud Software as up-to-date as possible. And today, we launched the latest version of the software, which is built on the most recent stable release of OpenStack, Grizzly. Grizzly is the seventh and latest version of OpenStack based on the alphabetical naming of releases and includes more than 230 new features to support production operations at scale and integrate into enterprise environments. Previous releases include Diablo, Essex and Folsom.
Cloud-based platforms are key to pushing colleges and universities ahead of the curve in academic and scientific research. That’s exactly why schools like the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are turning to open source technologies like OpenStack and the OpenStack-powered Rackspace Private Cloud to fuel their scientific research efforts.
Rackspace and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have designed an advanced OpenStack-powered platform to fuel academic research, computational power and big data that will revolutionize how scientists and scholars leverage the cloud.
In the cloud era, the legacy model of software updates is broken. Vendors selling five years of support services for a point-in-time release of their cloud platform are doing it wrong. Companies offering to customize a forked version of a cloud software stack for an individual customer are doing it wrong, too. In order to achieve true business acceleration, Run Like Rackspace through constantly updated, rigorously tested cloud software backed by world-class operations and support.
Rackspace Private Cloud Software is free. We give it away. We arm you with the software you need to deploy a private cloud in your own data center, and we don’t ask for a penny. It’s open source and powered by community OpenStack, the same cloud operating system that powers our open public cloud.
For the past two and a half years, Rackspace has been leading the open cloud revolution — a movement to break the grip of closed, proprietary cloud vendors and instead put choice and power in the hands of customers. For the most part, we’ve kept our heads down: writing code, launching new products and serving customers on our new open platform. But now we’re ready to tell the world what we’ve been doing — and what we can do to boost businesses of all sizes.
With Rackspace Private Cloud, one of our missions is to arm you and your business with the ability to run like Rackspace. We give you the OpenStack-powered software we built and tested using our experience and expertise running the world’s largest OpenStack-powered cloud along with many OpenStack-powered private clouds. You then choose whether to run it yourself, for free with no lock in, or have us help you. And we do it in your data center or ours.