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.
“The ability to build sandboxes in a secure environment that will pass whatever information security audits a bank or a financial institution puts on us was an important factor in choosing Rackspace Private Cloud.”
Rackspace Private Cloud Software is based on the OpenStack Havana release and includes the following OpenStack modules:
Any other OpenStack project, extension, or configuration not explicitly listed above is not 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. A multi-master configuration option delivers additional protection for the database. With HA, your OpenStack infrastructure is built to remain online in the event of a failure.
An extension of OpenStack Networking, this service allows for managing software-based load balancers (HA Proxy) in an OpenStack cloud environment using a RESTful API and provides load balancing services to OpenStack tenants.
Ceilometer is a metering and measurement project for OpenStack. Its purpose is to provide efficient collection of metering data in terms of CPU and network costs. Ceilometer tracks measurements of a resource, where a resource is an OpenStack entity (image, volume, instance, etc.) and can be used to find information like CPU time used, average CPU utilization, number of bytes read/write on a disk, and number of incoming/outgoing bytes on a network for vm interface.
Use OpenStack Networking to create, delete, and edit software defined networks and attach virtual instances to those networks. Instances can also be connected to a VLAN that is external to the Private Cloud environment, allowing for network communication with external devices on that VLAN. Also included in our latest release is the ability to deploy HA Layer 3 Network Agents. These virtual routers give you access to advanced routing functionality between VLANs within your private cloud, and removes the need for expensive hardware-based routing and switching equipment.
With the latest release we provide support for the OpenStack Block Storage drivers to connect the following external arrays: EMC VMAX, EMC VNX, NetApp, SolidFire1.
You can now spin up virtual machines based on VMware VMDK images and Amazon's AMI format by importing images into the Image Service repository within your private cloud.
Private Cloud environments can now leverage a customer’s existing Active Directory or LDAP service to authenticate users, eliminating the management overhead of maintaining a secondary user database.
To install Private Cloud Software, you will need compute resources for the following 2 key roles within the infrastructure.
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1 On customer premises only—not available in Rackspace data centers.