Infrastructure HA for the Rackspace Open Cloud

For infrastructure high availability in its OpenStack based cloud, Rackspace turns to hastexo’s experts.

Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, is a service leader in cloud computing. Founded in 1998 in San Antonio, the hosting company employs about 4,500 employees across the globe.

Rackspace is also the original steward and primary backer of OpenStack, the cloud computing platform that is among the hottest new technologies in the open source community today. The industry regards Rackspace’s leading role in the establishment of the OpenStack Foundation, and its subsequent passing of control to that foundation, as exemplary among open-source software projects.

Rackspace’s latest cloud offering, the Rackspace open cloud, is the industry’s first large-scale offering for private, public and hybrid clouds based on OpenStack. Like all other Rackspace products, Open Cloud is backed by Fanatical Support® – Rackspace’s no excuses, no exceptions, can-do way of thinking that Rackers bring to work every day.

When Rackspace looked for expert consultancy to vet and harden core infrastructure services for OpenStack, hastexo – driven by identical core service values – was an obvious choice. Drawing on years of experience in high availability clustering and a deep involvement with the OpenStack community, we were able to quickly establish and implement a best-practice model implementation of highly available OpenStack infrastructure services.

Working exclusively by means of remote consultancy, hastexo Principal Consultant Martin Loschwitz – also the author of our extremely popular installation guide for OpenStack – quickly and promptly delivered the requested high-availability solution within 24 hours.  


Background Information

Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing, and the founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. Rackspace provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. In 2010, Rackspace was recognised by the Sunday Times Best Places to Work and Financial Times Top 50 Great Place to Work in the United Kingdom for the seventh year in a row. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the "2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting. For more information, visit