Rackspace, in a bid to bring OpenStack cloud services to a wider audience, moved its OpenStack products out of private beta and into general availability. What this means is that customers now have the ability to build public clouds using Rackspace's infrastructure.
Included in the move are Rackspace's Cloud Databases and Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack, as well as its updated Control Panel.
"This is the culmination of a couple of years' work to get it ready for prime time, and get ready for large-scale or small-scale public or private clouds," John Engates, Rackspace CTO, told CRN. "This is the first time customers can take advantage of a true OpenStack cloud to deploy a private or public cloud."