Posts written by Ryan Richard
Elasticsearch is a powerful distributed schema-less datastore and its main focus is indexing/search functionality. One benefit of Elasticsearch is simple cluster management via multicast, which is provided out of the box.
Unfortunately, multicast is often blocked by cloud vendors due to security concerns of a mutli-tenancy network (imagine exposing your software to the rest of the cloud via multicast). This is where Rackspace Cloud Networks can help out. One of the primary goals of Cloud Networks is to allow"personal" L2 networks in a mutli-tenancy environment. This means we get multicast!
In today's Configuration Management landscape the general motto is "infrastructure as code" and as good devopsians we should be testing our code. This blog post takes a look at test-kitchen + OpenStack to make your life of testing chef cookbooks easier, faster and fun.
This is a guest post from Ryan Richard. Ryan is an OpenStack Engineer for Rackspace Private Cloud and is a Red Hat Certified Architect. He has been at Rackspace for almost 6 years and has been working on OpenStack for one year. His current role involves in designing, deploying and supporting OpenStack based private clouds inside and outside of Rackspace data centers. You can follow him on twitter: @rackninja.