Start building your private cloud today. Rackspace Private Cloud combines the power of OpenStack—the leading open-source cloud operating system—with a streamlined deployment process that allows you to get your private cloud up and running in less than an hour.
* Limited to using a Linux host as an iSCSI target.
“I’m very impressed with Rackspace Private Cloud software as it directly addresses the concern of OpenStack being hard to install and configure. The installation is very robust, intuitive, and requires very few parameters to produce a usable OpenStack environment.”
Limited to using a Linux host as an iSCSI target.
Any other OpenStack project, extension, or configuration not explicitly listed above is not included in the Rackspace Private Cloud Software.
OpenCenter for Rackspace Private Cloud Software provides a centralized graphical user interface and API that simplifies the operational activities associated with deploying, managing, and maintaining private clouds powered by OpenStack®.
Open-sourced under the Apache 2.0 license, OpenCenter can be used as a centralized deployment tool—so you can remotely install OpenStack services within your existing Linux infrastructure. Additionally, it provides a central cloud management toolset that can be deployed locally within your own cloud and data center infrastructure.
OpenCenter, with its powerful tools, is one more way that we're helping to simplify the Private Cloud Software's core operational functions, so your private cloud is deployed and maintained as a reliable piece of your IT infrastructure.
You no longer need to download the entire Private Cloud installation image, which was cumbersome and required a lot of manual installation work. Use our new tool, OpenCenter, as a central deployment framework to install OpenStack services onto existing Linux servers within your configuration.
In addition to Ubuntu, compatibility with RedHat® Enterprise Linux® and CentOS is now included in the Rackspace Private Cloud Software.
High Availability (HA) for the OpenStack infrastructure is designed to provide resiliency in the OpenStack controller nodes and in other services such as RabbitMQ. Additional protection for the database is gained by introducing a multi-master configuration option. With HA, your OpenStack infrastructure is built to remain online in the event of a failure.
To install Private Cloud Software you need compute resources for the 3 key roles within the infrastructure. These roles can either be fulfilled by 3 physical servers, or by a single physical server with 2 VMs for the OpenCenter™ server & Chef server, as long as the servers can provide the specifications identified below.
Start building your private cloud today.