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Common Rackspace Private Cloud reference architectures

Need to build a scalable, single-tenant private cloud in your data center? Take a look at these reference architectures, which integrate hardware we’ve validated for use with Rackspace Private Cloud Software. (Please note that these components are intended for deployment within your data center. Components in Rackspace data centers may differ from what's shown on this list.)

Mass Compute with External Storage
Mass Compute
Distributed Object Storage

A scalable-compute cloud architecture where data can be stored to external resilient volumes and exported over iSCSI.

Private cloud-certified hardware

Compute:
  • Dell PowerEdge Servers and PowerEdge C Servers
  • HP ProLiant Servers
  • SeaMicro SM15000

List of private cloud-certified devices

Storage:
  • NetApp® enclosures running OnTap 8.1
  • EMC® VNX series and VMAX series (all models)
  • Commodity servers with high storage capacity
  • SolidFire® High Performance Storage for Cloud Architectures
Layer 2 Networking:
  • Arista 7050-series switches
  • Brocade® VDX-series switches
  • Cisco Layer 2 switches

Note: Not all partner devices are supported by Rackspace in all data centers, or available for use in Rackspace data centers. Learn more about the support we provide for partner devices.

Technical Resources
  • Hortonworks data platform — Leading open-source Hadoop® data management platform that allows you to capture, process, and share data in any format, at scale. Learn more
  • Provider hosting — Rackspace Private Cloud Software could provide a feature-rich cloud platform for this use case.
  • Private Cloud Tech Center — Read more in-depth Private Cloud articles here.

A scalable-compute cloud architecture for variable workloads where data resides on the compute nodes directly.

Private cloud-certified hardware

Compute:
  • Dell PowerEdge Servers and PowerEdge C Servers
  • HP ProLiant Servers
  • SeaMicro SM15000

List of private cloud-certified devices

Layer 2 Networking:
  • Arista 7050-series switches
  • Brocade VDX-series switches
  • Cisco Layer 2 switches

Note: Not all partner devices are supported by Rackspace in all data centers, or available for use in Rackspace data centers. Learn more about the support we provide for partner devices.

Technical Resources
  • Hortonworks data platform — Leading open-source Hadoop® data management platform that allows you to capture, process, and share data in any format, at scale. Learn more
  • Private Cloud Tech Center — Read more in-depth Private Cloud articles here.

An architecture for an object storage cloud to store critical data across multiple zones for resiliency.

Private cloud-certified hardware

Compute:
  • Dell PowerEdge Servers and PowerEdge C Servers
  • HP ProLiant Servers
  • SeaMicro SM15000

List of private cloud-certified devices

Layer 2 Networking:
  • Arista 7050-series switches
  • Brocade VDX-series switches
  • Cisco Layer 2 switches

Note: Not all partner devices are supported by Rackspace in all data centers, or available for use in Rackspace data centers. Learn more about the support we provide for partner devices.

Technical Resources
  • Object storage-in-a-box — Scaling up to 5 Petabytes of Swift Object Storage in under 2 cabinets. Learn more
  • Research data — Object storage clouds could be used to make large-scale scientific research data highly available to multiple organizations, as stated in this use case.
  • Private Cloud Tech Center — Read more in-depth Private Cloud articles here.

Private Cloud resources

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