One of the most powerful features of the cloud is that developers and operations engineers can treat infrastructure as code. Instead of calling a provider requesting to bring a new server online, or asking for it to be removed, people can now write their application to toolkits that can control their entire configuration. Using a Multi-Cloud Toolkit makes this even easier - it allows you to control infrastructure on a variety of clouds in your native programming language, while reducing the amount of time you have to spend learning how to communicate with different cloud APIs.
Today marks the Third Anniversary of OpenStack. In this mini-documentary, we hear from some of the founders and early contributors to OpenStack as they look back to the initial collaboration and reflect on the joining of like-minded developers and technologists that ignited the OpenStack open source movement.
It’s an anytime, anywhere world – and you should be able to easily manage your Rackspace Cloud on the go. To help you do that, we’ve refreshed and retooled our Rackspace mobile app for Android. Now you can create and manage first and next generation Cloud Servers wherever you are from your Android-powered smartphone.
One of the recommendations we often make to our Cloud Servers customers is to always ensure you have valid backups of your servers and data. One of the most critical ways you can ensure this is to take a regular “image” of your Cloud Server. Today we offer you access to Scheduled Images for your next generation Cloud Servers.
There are many solutions to consider as you migrate to the cloud. Here are a few key points that are invaluable when integrating Rackspace services into your application. Our goal is to ensure your move to the Rackspace Cloud is a smooth and successful transition.
It is hard to imagine a nicer setting for a conference than Nice, the beautiful Mediterranean city on the Côte d’Azur in southern France. I had the pleasure of traveling to Nice in mid-May to present a keynote at the TMForum, a summit of global telecommunications providers. I was taken in by the azure waters off the Promenade des Anglais, the intimacy of old-world plazas and the resplendent lighting of the Hotel Negresco at night.