The latest version of RackConnect enables new automation and security features, including:
Support for Next Generation Cloud Servers: Rackspace Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack. Available as of August 1st, 2012 in the US and August 15th, 2012 in the UK.
RackConnect API: that provides a way for you to programmatically access certain read-only information about your Cloud Servers and their RackConnect configuration from within your Cloud Servers.
Improved RackConnect automation responsiveness to Cloud Server events: this means that RackConnect picks up changes in your Cloud environment much faster.
A RackConnect Management Interface in the MyRackspace® Portal, where you can:
Network Security Policies:
Managed software firewalls for Cloud Servers:
IMPORTANT NOTE: RackConnect adds a service-level user account called “rackconnect” to each Cloud Server in a RackConnect solution. This enables RackConnect to automate network connectivity and software firewalls on Cloud Servers as part of the RackConnect solution. This account is only for use by the automated system, not by actual Rackers (support techs). It should not be deleted under any circumstances.
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