RackConnect Compatibility


RackConnect Compatibility with other Rackspace Cloud offerings:

 

IMPORTANT: These compatibility listings are general guidelines.  Please view the links provided or please contact your Support Team for further details and caveats.

 

Product

Compatible

Further Details

Product Support

Autoscale

Yes

Automatically scale Cloud Servers with RackConnect to adjust to customer demand - including the ability to leverage F5 Load Balancer Pools.

Auto Scale Getting Started Guide

Auto Scale Developer Guide

Cloud Backup

Yes

Rackspace Cloud Backup (RCBU) is a file-based backup application that lets you choose which files and folders to backup from your Cloud Server. You can choose to restore your whole system with all of its folders and files, or individual files or folders from a given date, or restore to an entirely different Server.

Cloud Backup support

Cloud Block Storage

Yes

Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is a block-level storage solution that allows you to expand the storage capacity of your Rackspace Next Generation Cloud Server.

Cloud Block Storage support

Cloud Databases

Yes (w/Caveats; see linked article)

Our Cloud Databases product is a standalone, API-based relational database service built on OpenStack® cloud that allows Rackspace customers to easily provision and manage multiple MySQL database instances.

Can Cloud Databases be used with RackConnect

Cloud Databases support

Cloud Files

Yes

Cloud Files™ is an affordable, redundant, scalable, and dynamic storage service offering. The core storage system is designed to provide a safe, secure, automatically re-sizing and network accessible way to store data.

Cloud Files support

Cloud Monitoring

Yes

Using Rackspace Cloud Monitoring you can quickly create multiple monitors using predefined checks, such as PING, HTTPS, SMTP (and many more), to keep track of your cloud resources and receive instant notification when a resource needs your attention.

Creating a Monitoring Check Using the Cloud Control Panel

Cloud Load Balancers

Yes (w/Caveats; see linked article)

Mission-critical web-based applications and workloads require high availability. Load balancing distributes workloads across two or more servers, network links, and other resources to maximize throughput, minimize response time and avoid overload. Rackspace cloud load balancers allow you to quickly load balance multiple Cloud Servers™ for optimal resource utilization.

Using Cloud Load Balancers with RackConnect

Cloud Load Balancers support

Cloud Networks

Yes (w/Caveats; see linked article)

Cloud Networks lets you create a virtual Layer 2 network, which gives you greater control and security when you deploy web applications.  

RackConnect with Cloud Networks FAQ

Getting Started with Cloud Networks

Managed Operation

Yes

Rackspace® Cloud Servers™ with Managed Operations extends our world-class managed services from our Managed Hosting offering to the Rackspace Cloud. This offering provides an additional level of support on Cloud Servers, which includes monitoring, operating system, and application infrastructure layer support.

Cloud Servers support

 

RackConnect Compatibility with Dedicated Network Devices:

 

Network Device

Compatible

Further Details

Cisco ASA Firewalls

Yes

RackConnect Network Device Comparison

Cisco ASA X Series Firewalls

Yes

 

BIG-IP F5 Load Balancers

Yes

Using Dedicated Load Balancers with RackConnect

Brocade Load Balancers

Yes (w/Caveats; see linked article)

Using Dedicated Load Balancers with RackConnect

 

RackConnect Compatibility with Dedicated Offerings:

 

Network Device

Compatible

Further Details

Managed Colocation

Yes

Managed Colocation

Managed Storage                       

Yes*

Managed Storage

Managed Virtualization

Yes

Managed Virtualization

Private Cloud

Yes

Private Cloud

* NOTE: The Managed Storage offering is only compatible with dedicated servers in a RackConnect configured dedicated environment.  The Managed Storage offering cannot be used directly with Cloud Servers.
 



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