Posts written by Kevin Jackson
Over the past year I’ve been using a home lab for quick, hands-on testing of OpenStack and Rackspace Private Cloud, and a number of people have requested information on the setup. Throughout the next few blog posts I will explain what I’ve got. This serves two purposes: 1) documentation of my own setup as well as 2) hopefully providing information that other people find useful – and not everything is about OpenStack.
This first post is about the tech involved and how it is set up. In subsequent posts I’ll go into further detail and then detail the installation of Rackspace Private Cloud.
Today we unveiled some key updates to Rackspace Private Cloud, which improve the platform's capabilities. Here, we'll drill into some of the architecture and technology behind this latest update and focus on two key features: High Availability of OpenStack components including MySQL and RabbitMQ; and OpenCenter, the open source Rackspace Private Cloud management API and graphical user interface that includes a powerful command line to allow administrators to harness even more control over their environments.