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Rackspace Cloud (Just) Now Moving to OpenStack

Apr 22, 2012, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Among the missing capabilitied was integration with Rackspace's own internal systems for billing. As well, the original Nova code lacked some abilities that Rackspace needed to resize a server up or down. Toman stressed that Rackspace was looking for feature parity from OpenStack with its existing cloud server solutions, which is something that now, at long last, has been achieved.

Looking beyond just feature parity, using OpenStack will provide operational benefits and features that go beyond what Rackspace already is delivering. Toman noted that as part of the transition to OpenStack, they are using the OpenStack Quantum networking project as well. With Quantum, Rackspace has more flexibility for delivering private networking capabilities into the cloud.

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