The OpenStack-Powered Rackspace Cloud: A Platform For The Startup Movement

Filed in Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna | April 17, 2012 4:30 pm

Rackspace has announced to the world the release of the next generation Rackspace Cloud[1] built on OpenStack and powered by Fanatical Support. The Rackspace Startup Program[2] is truly excited about this announcement and what it holds for the future of startups being able to build their businesses upon our next gen cloud. The future of cloud computing is on its way for the startup movement at Rackspace.

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Rackspace’s OpenStack-powered cloud and its enhanced capabilities create the perfect environment for startups implementing new technologies; seeking a place to test and develop new ideas; and requiring a reliable platform on which to build new products. Built on OpenStack, it’s a powerful and scalable cloud with an extremely open and versatile platform which will allow startups to move their companies from ideation to implementation.

“This next generation cloud creates a new kind of agility. It reduces the costs of starting a business, will increase the rate of experimentation and allow people to move at great speeds, ultimately fostering innovation and creating things that will no doubt change the world,” explains Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier.

“Customers want flexibility and choice in how and where they deploy their cloud. Open clouds provide a platform where you have the flexible to upgrade quickly. We need ecosystems that are open so that people can bring their best to the cloud,” says John Engates, CTO at Rackspace.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Rackspace and for our industry – we are leading an open movement that is defining the future of computing for the next era.  Open is massively important to our customers and to the future,” concludes Mark Interrante, vice president of product with Rackspace.

The next generation Rackspace Cloud will offer a robust portfolio of cloud solutions for startups. Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack, Cloud Databases, Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Networks and support for OpenStack API along with a new Cloud Control Panel will give startups the ability to leverage the cloud. And the Rackspace Startup Program[3] will be able to provide the Rackspace Cloud rocket fuel for your startup. Contact the Space Cowboys[4] today to learn more about building your business on the Rackspace Cloud.

Endnotes:
  1. next generation Rackspace Cloud: http://../../cloud/nextgen/
  2. Rackspace Startup Program: http://rackspacestartups.com/
  3. Rackspace Startup Program: http://www.rackspacestartups.com/
  4. Contact the Space Cowboys: mailto:startups@rackspace.com

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