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Production-ready private cloud

The Rackspace Private Cloud software and reference architecture deliver a stable and scalable production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack®. And it is built without proprietary hooks, ensuring you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in.

99.99% uptime

99.99% uptime

Backed by an industry-leading 99.99% OpenStack API uptime guarantee.

Scalability

Scalability

Grow seamlessly with a cloud designed to scale to hundreds of nodes.

Built-in automation

Built-in automation

We use Ansible to automate deployment of your cloud infrastructure and OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) to automate the services and applications running on your cloud.

LXC

LXC

We use Linux containers to independently scale each OpenStack service and enable seamless, in-place upgrades.

And with the addition of our managed services, your cloud is managed by our experts and backed by an industry-leading 99.99% OpenStack® API uptime guarantee. You get all the power of the cloud without the pain of running it—so you can focus on your core business.

Reference architecture

Certified hardware

Certified hardware

Compute:

All Ubuntu 14.04-compatible compute, including Cisco, Dell, IBM, HP and Open Compute Project.

Complete list of certified devices

Networking:

OpenStack Networking (Neutron) with the ML2 plug-in and Linux Bridge agents support the following:

  • Flat and VLAN provider networks
  • Flat, VLAN, and VXLAN overlay (tenant) networks
  • L3 agents for routing, NAT, and floating IP addresses
Storage:
  • OpenStack Object Storage (Swift)
  • OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) drivers for NetApp and Cinder hosts

Rackspace Private Cloud version 9 software is based on the OpenStack Icehouse release and includes the following services:

Compute (Nova) Provision and manage large networks of virtual machines.
Dashboard (Horizon) Provides administrators and users a graphical interface to access, provision, and automate cloud-based resources.
Object Storage (Swift) Provides redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of standardized servers capable of storing petabytes of data.
Block Storage (Cinder) Provides persistent block level storage devices for use with OpenStack compute instances. Includes OpenStack Block Storage drivers for NetApp and Cinder hosts.
Networking (Neutron) Pluggable, scalable, API-driven network and IP management. Manage flat and VLAN provider networks; flat, VLAN, and VXLAN overlay (tenant) networks; and layer-3 agents for routing, NAT, and floating IP addresses.
Image Service (Glance) Provides discovery, registration, and delivery services for disk and server images. Supports a variety of common image formats (Raw, AMI, VHD, VDI, VMDK, OVF, qcow2).
Identity Service (Keystone) Provides a central directory of users, mapped to the OpenStack services they can access. Also integrates with existing OpenLDAP services for user authentication.
Orchestration (Heat) Allows application developers to describe and automate the deployment of infrastructure via templates.

We also offer managed services to deploy and support your private cloud and DevOps Automation Services to help automate your process for deploying and scaling applications.

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