Posts written by Tomaz Muraus
Rackspace Service registry status update: Performance and reliability improvements, new features, and more
Back in November we announced the Rackspace Service registry preview. Since then we have been busy listening to user feedback, using that data along with other metrics and inputs to improve our service in different ways.
This blog post provides a high level overview of some of those changes and improvements. It describes some of the new features we have added and things we have changed, improved and removed to make the whole API faster, better, more reliable and user-friendly.
We are happy to announce support for Rackspace Open Cloud in Vagrant 1.1!
Vagrant is a Ruby-based tool for building and deploying virtualized development environments. Developers love it because it allows them to easily create and deploy reproducible development environments.
With Vagrant 1.1 and the new Rackspace driver you aren’t limited to your local machine and VirtualBox anymore. You can now also run your development machines on Rackspace Open Cloud.
This allows you to utilize all of the benefits of Rackspace Cloud such as instances with up to 30 GB of memory, virtual machine snapshots, server resizing and more.
For a full list of improvements and other changes in Vagrant 1.1, please see the official announcement.
This is a guest post from Tomaz Muraus. Tomaz is a Racker and a project lead for the Rackspace Service registry product. He is also a project chair of Apache Libcloud, an open-source project which deals with cloud interoperability. Before working on Service Registry he worked on the Cloud Monitoring product and before joining Rackspace, he worked at Cloudkick helping customers manage and monitor their infrastructure. In his free time, he loves writting code, contributing to open-source projects, advocating for software freedom, going to the gym and cycling. Be sure to check out his GitHub page.
In November, we launched Service registry into preview. You can read all about it in the blog post titled Keep Track Of Your Services And Applications With The New Rackspace Service registry.
That post describes some common use cases for Service registry and contains information on how you can use it to make your application more highly available and responsive to changes. In this series of posts we take a deep look at some common use cases and illustrate them with code samples.