Cloud Files


Server Images

This article describes two ways that you can use the Swiftly client to download from Cloud Files an image that you have exported from Cloud Images. It presumes that you have already used a Cloud Images export task to export one...
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In order to provide high availability and data resiliency, the size of any file in Cloud Files is limited to 5 GB, which is smaller than most VM images and many other files that people might want to store. To get around this...
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Swiftly is a client tool that you can use to upload objects to and download objects from your Cloud Files account. Swiftly manages the storage of large objects in Cloud Files. If you have a very large object (such as a virtual...
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Content Delivery Network

This tutorial has a lot of images and it will show basic steps on how set up the W3 Total Cache plugin to work with Rackspace Cloud Files / CDN.
This article assumes that you have already completed the installation of your...
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CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Work for Pie is a startup striving to simplify the recruiting and job search process for tech companies and developers.CHALLENGES: Work for Pie needs a flexible, scalable infrastructure that’s easy on their...
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In addition to the various players, you can stream your media using HTML 5. Most modern web browsers and even mobile phone browsers can stream audio and video with HTML 5. Other players based on Flash cannot deliver to such a...
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When choosing to use the content delivery network (CDN) to accelerate your website and the images and videos on that website, you are responsible for all bandwidth costs associated with delivery of your content over the public...
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Documentation

API Developer Guide
Release Notes
Cloud Files API Getting Started Guide
General Getting Started Guide
SDKs

The Rackspace Cloud Files API is a RESTful API, with support for all major bindings listed below:

Java...
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What is edge purge?When using the Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Cloud Files, your files are distributed across a global network of edge servers increasing the speed at which your audience can download files from your site...
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The Wikipedia entry for CDN states: “A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve...
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Written by J.R. Arredondo and Duan van der Westhuizen, Product Marketing, Rackspace®
1. Introduction
An important responsibility of managers and leaders of organizations that depend on IT for their operation is to manage the...
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Uncategorized

CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Sprout Social is a social media management platform that provides businesses with publishing, engagement and analytics.CHALLENGES: As an early-stage startup, Sprout focused on product development instead of...
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The following permissions matrix displays specific permissions for the roles in Cloud Files. The matrix displays the method names, their corresponding RESTful API commands, and the roles that are supported.API...
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COMPANY: etouches BUSINESS: Software-as-a-Service for company event planning CHALLENGES: Need reliability, uptime, and access to a variety of specialists SOLUTION: Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, Firewalls OUTCOME...
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Depending on your role, Rackspace Cloud Services can be used in various ways.


Contents

1 Cloud Sites
1.1 For Website designers
1.2 For Content providers
1.3 For Resellers

2 Cloud Servers
2.1 For Website designers
2.2 For...
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Using Cloud Files to back up your data is a straightforward process. Use the steps in this article to set up your own data backup to your Cloud Files service.

Note: If you would like for us to provide Cloud Backup as a service,...
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- Getting Started -

This guide is designed to get administrators started with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and to answer questions about the service.

1. Overview

What is RBAC?
Why implement RBAC?
What are roles?
What roles are available...
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The RBAC permissions matrix displays the type of roles that are available within each product. Select a product within the table to view the detailed permissions matrix.

Create, Read, Update, and Delete describes the permissions...
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This guide is designed to get administrators started with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and to answer questions about the service. 

What is RBAC?

RBAC is a secure method of restricting account access to authorized users....
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Cloud Files is an affordable, redundant, scalable, and dynamic storage service offering. The core storage system is designed to provide a safe, secure, automatically resizing, and network accessible way to store data.

You can...
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Rackspace Cloud Servers can connect to Cloud Files without bandwidth charges when the server and the Cloud Files account are in the same data center. This connection is made by using the internal IP address that your server comes...
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MSSQL

RackConnect creates an optimal compute environment.CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Providing insight into the executives and entities behind a corporation, and promoting corporate transparency by being a historical archive of corporate data...
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Windows MSSQL

RackConnect creates an optimal compute environment.CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Providing insight into the executives and entities behind a corporation, and promoting corporate transparency by being a historical archive of corporate data...
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Scaling and High Availability

CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: LoveSac is a fast-growing multi-channel retailer that sells unique furniture products.CHALLENGES: In order to grow LoveSac’s online sales, the company needed to evaluate and upgrade their current ecommerce...
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FAQ

What is the cost to opt in to RBAC?

RBAC is a free feature that is available to selected open cloud services with an API.

Can a customer opt out of RBAC?

Customers can opt out by simply removing the account users.  

Is RBAC...
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Web Servers

CUSTOMER BUSINESS: Purzue is a startup dedicated to enabling the creation of innovative multimedia résumés.CHALLENGES: Purzue needed a worry-free way to handle millions of user-uploaded images, audio, and videos.RACKSPACE...
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Rackspace allows you to choose the data center where you would like to store your content. You may select our Dallas (DFW), Chicago (ORD), North Virginia (IAD), Hong Kong (HKG), or Sydney, Australia (SYD) locations through our...
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Mobile Devices

CUSTOMER BUSINESS: Saint Francis High School is a college preparatory, coed Catholic school in Mountain View, California.CHALLENGES: Saint Francis needed an effective way to distribute educational content to 1,800 iPad devices,...
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Web Technologies

Cloud Files supports the JW Player for streaming video files. We also support FlowPlayer and OSMF.

The JW Player has a commercial license, which means you must purchase it from Longtail video: http://www.longtailvideo.com/order...
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FTP

You can use Cyberduck to manage your Rackspace Cloud Files storage account and the configuration of the Akamai content delivery network (CDN). This article provides instructions for configuring the Cyberduck FTP client to manage...
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Interface Tools

For large files support, Cloud Files allows you to upload multiple file segments and a manifest file to map the segments together. A few limitations:Files larger than 5 GB must first be segmented into smaller files.We recommend...
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API

For large files support, Cloud Files allows you to upload multiple file segments and a manifest file to map the segments together. A few limitations:Files larger than 5 GB must first be segmented into smaller files.We recommend...
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Performance

Note: This article is written for the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the Cloud Sites Control Panel and selecting "...
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Application Development

Sample Ruby Application From Connection to Objects#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require 'rubygems'
require 'cloudfiles'
# Log into the Cloud Files system
cf = CloudFiles::Connection.new('UsernameGoesHere','APIKeyGoesHere...
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The Cloud Files™ Developer Guide is available as a resource for application developers. For information about other Rackspace API documentation, see Where can I find Cloud File Developer Guides?
 
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File Transfers and File Sharing

Rackspace Cloud Servers can connect to Cloud Files without bandwidth charges when the server and the Cloud Files account are in the same data center. This connection is made by using the internal IP address that your server comes...
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