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As one of the pillars of hybrid cloud, Rackspace Private Cloud started with a mission to build and operate private clouds powered by OpenStack in our data center, in a colocation facility or in a customer’s data center. In this weekly blog series, we’ll profile some of the key members of the Rackspace Private Cloud team to give you a glimpse into the inner workings of a team that’s helping to define and deliver the future of private and hybrid clouds.
As one of the pillars of hybrid cloud, Rackspace Private Cloud started with a mission to build and operate private clouds powered by OpenStack in our data center, in a colocation facility or in a customer’s data center. In this weekly blog series, we’ll profile some of the key members of the Rackspace Private Cloud team to give you a glimpse into the inner workings of a team that’s helping to define and deliver the future of private and hybrid clouds.
As one of the pillars of hybrid cloud, Rackspace Private Cloud started with a mission to build and operate private clouds powered by OpenStack in our data center, in a colocation facility or in a customer’s data center. In this weekly blog series, we’ll profile some of the key members of the Rackspace Private Cloud team to give you a glimpse into the inner workings of a team that’s helping to define and deliver the future of private and hybrid clouds.
I am very fortunate to visit lots of clients in the UK and Europe that have a huge appetite for running their workloads on OpenStack®. These organizations range from bleeding edge online e-commerce platforms to global enterprises that have mainframes at the heart of their operations. For each of these organizations, there’s the easy fit applications that are perfect fit for a cloud platform – the applications that can be orchestrated and require little maintenance; the applications that handle failure. These include web services, scalable NoSQL stacks like MongoDB and stateless applications that scale behind a load balancer. In many circles these applications are referred to as “cattle”* – larger groups of applications, identifed by the service or its instance ID number, where the first instance is indistinguishable from the numerous other spawned.
OpenStack is no longer a toddler. Today, it’s three years old. And like all preschoolers, it’s making amazing strides and having an occasional fall. But it is absolutely something that all of us who helped birth are amazingly proud of! It has grown into a project the scope of which is beyond anything we saw coming three years go.
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.
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