Rackspace Launches New Private-Cloud Reference Architectures
As might be expected, the new blueprints primarily are directed at big data-type private cloud projects, which are ramping up in many different verticals around the globe.Rackspace, co-developer of the OpenStack cloud platform along with NASA, has created a more direct path for large, full-service IT providers to deploy the popular open-source-based software in large-scale private cloud projects. Rackspace on Feb. 1 released three new blueprints -- called Private Cloud Open Reference Architectures -- to fuel the initiative, which is designed specifically for such companies as EMC, Dell, IBM, NetApp and Hewlett-Packard. Some of those hardware and software providers were members of the original Rackspace development team that came up with the reference architectures. These include the companies above plus AMD, Arista Networks, Brocade, Hortonworks and CommVault. As might be expected, the new blueprints primarily are directed at big data-type private cloud projects, which are ramping up in many different verticals around the globe.
The new reference architectures provide schemas for the following project types:
--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.