ServiceNet in the cloud¶
ServiceNet is an internal, IPv4-only multi-tenant network within each Rackspace cloud region. ServiceNet is optimized to carry traffic across servers within your configuration (east-west traffic). It provides servers with no-cost access to regionalized services such as Cloud Files, Cloud Load Balancers, Cloud Databases, and Cloud Backup.
You can configure a cloud server without ServiceNet, but Rackspace recommends that all servers be connected to ServiceNet so that they can access the aforementioned services.
ServiceNet is required for Windows cloud server activation and Managed Operations support.
The networks 10.176.0.0/12 and 10.208.0.0/12 are reserved for ServiceNet. Any servers that have ServiceNet connectivity will be provisioned with an IP address from one of these networks.