SELinux support and updated CentOS 5.8 images
Much of the Linux community is familiar with the SELinux project, which describes itself as “a security enhancement to Linux which allows users and administrators more control over access control.”
Rackspace has added four new Linux operating system distributions for Cloud Servers, giving the Linux community in the cloud more choice. We have added Fedora 17, CentOS 5.8, CentOS 6.2 and Ubuntu 12.04. These are available in addition to our variety of popular 64-bit Linux distributions.
There have been many developments undergoing to further enhance Cloud Servers. We've recently made available 30GB instances, MSSQL 2008 R2 Web Edition for Windows Cloud Servers and added four new Linux operating system distributions.
More and more businesses are shifting from using cloud computing solely for testing and development to extending pieces of their production environments into the cloud. With this shift, IT decision makers are now faced with a whole new set of considerations.
Imagine a world where code used by the biggest clouds is freely available to any developer, anywhere. A world where that code was a standard used to build private clouds as well as a variety of new service offers. In this world, workloads could be moved around these clouds easily - you could fire your cloud provider for bad service or lack of features, but not have to rewrite the software to do it. Imagine an open source cloud operating system that lifts IT to the next level of innovation, just as Linux drove the web to new heights.