Posts written by Brian Rosmaita
As a developer working in the cloud, you're probably aware that OpenStack (and the cloud industry in general) have moved away from supporting XML APIs. In fact, OpenStack has just eliminated XML support for the Compute v2 API in its latest "Kilo" release. In our quest at Rackspace to be as consistent as possible with upstream OpenStack, we are planning to follow suit. The last day of XML support in the Rackspace public cloud will be July 20, 2015.
Rackspace has just launched Cloud Images, a public OpenStack Images API v2 endpoint in the Rackspace open cloud. Why should you care? Well, this product creates several opportunities for developers.
So there's this feature in our first generation Cloud Servers called "backup schedules;" you may have heard of it. A lot of people liked it so much that they told us they didn't want to move to the Rackspace Open Cloud until we built something like it there. So we did. We're calling this feature "Scheduled Images."