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Automate and standardize your cloud infrastructure

Setting up and managing cloud resources doesn't have to be a repetitive, manual chore. Powered by OpenStack® Heat, Cloud Orchestration lets you quickly and easily deploy your infrastructure (and even manage its lifecycle) in a consistent, repeatable way using fully configurable templates.

Included
FREE

With every cloud account

Rackspace Templates

If simplicity is your goal, use our Cloud Control Panel to spin up a pre-built, pre-validated stack in minutes. Just click a few buttons and provide some basic information to get started. We build our standard stacks using industry best practices, with a growing catalog that includes WordPress, LAMP, Drupal, PHP, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, and more.

Save time

Save time

Spin up a full production environment plus software with just a few clicks—so you can spend your time innovating, not installing.

Build on best practices

Build on best practices

We created the Rackspace templates based on years of experience managing, scaling, and optimizing cloud stacks, so you can be confident you're building on a solid foundation.

Get optimal performance

Get optimal performance

Automating stacks give you the confidence of knowing that your software is configured and optimized for the cloud.

How it works:

Step 1

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Step 1

Select

Simply select a ready-to-go application template from the control panel.

Step 2

Configure

OpenStack Heat configures and instantiates the resources in the stack based on the template you selected.

Step 3

Deploy

Start using your application!

Custom Templates

From simple to complex application stacks, you can build customized templates to meet your needs and deploy them using the Cloud Orchestration API, the Cloud Control Panel, or the command line. This gives you deep control over the exact characteristics of your cloud resources, including the order in which they spin up. Your YAML- or JSON-based templates can even trigger Chef or Ansible scripts to manage system configuration. To help get you started, we provide a library of pre-built example templates that you can download and modify to meet your unique needs.

Automated

Automated

Ensure your cloud infrastructure deploys quickly and exactly the same way every time.

Simplified

Simplified

Don't worry about how resources are instantiated and in what order. Just declare what you want instantiated.

Portable

Portable

Reuse your templates and move your stacks between any public or private OpenStack cloud that implements Heat with minimal tweaks. You can also reuse your Amazon CloudFormation templates with minimal tweaks as long as the underlying resources are supported.

How it works:

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 1

Select

Build YAML- or JSON-based custom templates, or customize a pre-built template from our library.

Step 2

Configure

OpenStack Heat configures and instantiates the resources in the stack based on the template you selected.

Step 3

Deploy

Start using your application!

Top features

Tap into our managed cloud. With managed cloud, our experts can run your cloud ops for you, or be there whenever you need help—you choose the level of service you want. See everything you get with managed cloud.

Control Rackspace cloud resources

Control Rackspace cloud resources

Cloud Orchestration can instantiate and configure a wide variety of cloud resources, as well as trigger configuration scripts and cookbooks. For example, there is built-in support for Chef Solo, which you can use to trigger your Chef recipes.

Easy configuration updates

Easy configuration updates

With Custom Templates, modify the configuration of your stack simply by editing the template and running an update (via Control Panel interface, from the command line, or by making a single API call) regardless of how many changes you're making.

No additional charge

No additional charge

Cloud Orchestration is available at no additional charge to users of our cloud. You pay only for the resources (like servers and storage) that your template deploys.

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