The Rackspace open cloud is built on the open-source OpenStack framework, founded by Rackspace and NASA in July, 2010. Today, over 800 organizations and 6,000 developers around the world from companies like Rackspace, NASA, HP, Cisco, EMC, AMD, and NetApp contribute to OpenStack.
Ready to break out from the lock-in of a proprietary cloud platform? Rackspace can help you to design, build, and run your open cloud today. Host it in your data center, ours, or a third party’s. Manage it yourself, or let us manage it for you.
Open for developers
Build apps with the power of the open cloud
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- Run anywhere. You can host your cloud in your data center, at Rackspace, or with a third party. We can support your private cloud, or you can choose to manage it yourself.
- Tools. SDKs, language bindings, API documentation, and Rackspace projects on Github provide tools for languages like Java, Python, PHP and C#.
- Automation and performance. You can automate on-demand infrastructure via the OpenStack API to deliver:
- Linux and Windows servers with persistent local hard drives and available managed services
- MySQL® cloud database as a service with 229% faster performance than RDS
- High-performance SSD Block and Object Storage with CDN for fast global delivery of content
- Software-defined networks for network isolation, performing packet filtering, and supporting broadcast/multicast
- Rapid access to features and upgrades. Continuous open cloud deployments (over 1,300 in the last 6 months) help ensure you get access to recent bug fixes, patches, upgrades, and features.
- Community. Developers, technologists, researchers and cloud experts continually introduce improvements and scrutinize the codebase to help ensure stability.
“When provisioning thousands of servers every day, we rely on fast, scalable APIs to ensure optimal performance testing. We are excited to make our service available on The Rackspace Open Cloud.”
Open for business
Improved flexibility and agility
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- Configuration options. On-premise, off-premise, public, or private. Design and deploy infrastructure anywhere you need to.
- Freedom. No more being tied to a vendor’s proprietary technology roadmap, pricing structure, or business strategy.
- Cost. Save money by using a public cloud for variable workloads. Custom design your private cloud for best price-performance with stable workloads.
- Time to market. No software licensing or upfront negotiations are necessary to start innovating on the open cloud.
- Provider flexibility. Implement a multi-cloud strategy. If a provider under-performs, you have the power to switch.
- Cloud on your terms. Train your staff once—on a single open platform. Migrate to the cloud at your own pace, without licensing fees.
“Our entire environment must be on-demand. That means the underlying infrastructure must be able to expand as needed.”
Cloud Engineering Lead, X.commerce
- Managing IT infrastructure can be a drain on internal resources. Rackspace removes the burden of day-to-day tasks, so you can focus on running your business, developing your app, or creating the next big thing.
- Fanatical Support means working with you to design, build, and run your open cloud—in your data center or ours.
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- Rackspace founded OpenStack with NASA and now runs the largest OpenStack-powered cloud at scale.
- With over 14 years of experience hosting and supporting hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, we know there’s no single solution that works for everyone. We offer a portfolio of cloud, hybrid, dedicated, and virtualized services, so you can choose the best fit for your business.
Experience the open cloud
Deploy your private cloud today
Open cloud resources
The Rackspace Cloud
Power your ideas with our full suite of compute, storage, and networking products—all backed by Fanatical Support.
The Rackspace Private Cloud
If you have strict security and compliance needs, the Rackspace Private Cloud can provide a scalable infrastructure in your data center or ours.
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