Rackspace, the IT hosting and cloud computing company and co-founder of Openstack has released three private cloud reference architectures powered by OpenStack. Rackspace firmly believes that Open Reference Architectures provide an essential step towards achieving cloud maturity. Besides the reference architecture, Rackspace also developed the Rackspace Private Cloud Certification Toolkit, allowing customers to validate the functionality of an OpenStack private cloud
The following papers were released:
- Mass-compute with external storage – A scalable-compute cloud architecture where data can be stored to external resilient volumes and exported over iSCSI
- Mass-compute – A scalable-compute cloud architecture for variable workloads where data resides on the compute nodes directly.
- Distributed Object Storage – An architecture for an object storage cloud to store critical data across multiple zones for resiliency.