Rackspace Brings OpenStack to Datacenters
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Rackspace is moving beyond its own walls to help others deliver and deploy cloud solutions. Rackspace is one of the leaders behind the open source OpenStack cloud platform effort.
The Rackspace Cloud Edition will provide datacenters with an OpenStack cloud that has the operational support and managed services backing of Rackspace.
"Rackspace Cloud Private Edition is a set of reference architectures based on our own real world experience operating one of the largest clouds out there," Mark Collier, vice president of marketing and business development at Rackspace told InternetNews.com. "On an ongoing bases we'll also have managed services for OpenStack, helping people to operate and run clouds based on our experience."
In just over a year of existence, OpenStack has become a major force in the world of cloud computing. Initially OpenStack was started by Rackspace together with NASA and today has over 90 contributing member companies. The most recent OpenStack release, codenamed Diablo, was unveiled in September and includes new networking and scheduling capabilities.