Rackspace Moves OpenStack Product Lineup To Public Cloud

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Nand Mulchandani, CEO of ScaleXtreme, a San Mateo, Calif.-based cloud systems management company and Rackspace partner, said his company is using Rackspace’s infrastructure to manage cloud services for customers and is finding it easy to use. He said the general release of the OpenStack portfolio will help overall cloud adoption.

“Now, the broader ecosystem of people building OpenStack clouds will be able to get them on the Rackspace platform,” Mulchandani said.

Tom Lounibos, CEO of Soasta, a Mountain View, Calif.-based Rackspace partner and supplier of cloud-based testing services for Web and mobile applications, said the availability of Rackspace OpenStack products for public clouds will make it easier for businesses that manage cloud services.

Soasta, which is working with the London Olympic Committee to test mobile applications for ticketing and contest results, can work more easily and efficiently with Rackspace as well as other OpenStack cloud providers such as Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

Lounibos said Rackspace’s OpenStack APIs, the application program interfaces that help control and provision cloud resources, will be more interoperable with other technology providers in the cloud and thus make operations easier.

“OpenStack gives us standards so that we don’t have to support so many different APIs that are out there,” Lounibos said. “These APIs are important to us and that’s why Rackspace is a trusted partner.”


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