Rackspace Cloud Orchestration is powered by OpenStack Heat and lets you quickly and easily deploy your infrastructure (and even manage its lifecycle) in a consistent, repeatable way using fully configurable templates. It includes a RESTful API Service that can be used to create and manage cloud resources (for example: servers + software installation, databases, load balancers, and so forth) by declaring what you want deployed using a simple template language.
Rackspace Cloud Orchestration is fully supportive of a broad OpenStack ecosystem including Heat & components like Nova (Compute) & Swift (Object Storage). This makes it simple & easy to utilize. An example is with custom templates, Rackspace Cloud Orchestration can modify the configuration of the stack simply by editing the template & running an update (via Control Panel interface, from the command line, or by making a single API call) regardless of how many changes are made.
|Leading Verticals||Financials, Healthcare and Retail|
|Solution Classification||Cloud Orchestration Platform|
|CMPs Supported||OpenStack and Rackspace Cloud|
Rackspace is not just a software application but also a service company that provides what we call “fanatical support”, clients get 24x7x365 access to thousands of cloud engineers and OpenStack experts to assist whenever it is needed. So not only does RackSpace provide the broadest OpenStack Orchestration solution, we also have the experts to make certain it is successful.
Because Cloud Orchestration uses Heat, working with Linux Containers is template-based and a user would use the appropriate template to create a Cloud Files container by specifying the Swift resource type, and give the container a name.
|Enterprise Directory Integration||LDAP|
|Performance and Scalability||
Scaling is triggered either by webhooks that are placed in monitoring services or by a schedule. An Auto Scale group, or scaling group, consists of multiple parameters, but specifically the user must configure the group name, cooldown time limit, and minimum and maximum number of needed servers. No limit is documented for the number of servers possible.