Greatresponder.com on Oct 19, 2012: Rackspace is following aggressively its innovative policy to boost open source cloud applications based on OpenStack cloud hosting platform. It has announced this week that it is going to release the storage networking solution based on OpenStack cloud hosting platform. Earlier than this announcement, Rackspace has already launched many open sources based services since last few months when it transferred its hosting services to OpenStack platform.
This new storage networking service is based on OpenStack’s cinder block storage service; this was stated in the report of Network world published this week. Recently, the senior director of Rackspace cloud hosting company for cloud compute division Mr. Troy Toman said in his statement that this new storage networking service would be available for commercial use in next few weeks. This service is being presented to some of the key partners and customers for using and reviewing the features, qualities, capabilities and other value added attributes of the service.
This networking product will implement the component of the latest release of OpenStack release Folson; this component is called Quantum. This service will be based on this new component to provide the perfect storage solutions for the customers.
In his statement, Mr. Toman further said, “Our cloud network let you create private networks and link clouds together. It’s our own vLAN. You’ll see us broaden availability in the next few weeks and that sets the stage for hybrid [clouds].” This new service would be very beneficial for different customers seeking for storage services with latest features and other qualities pertaining to scalability, security, flexibility, and cost efficiency. This new service would be able to provide all these features and other new and exciting options for management at very reasonable costs. Thus, it will improve the cost efficiency of the companies and customers.