(The Hosting News) – A variety of new cloud services were recently unveiled by hosting provider Rackspace on Monday. The move follows an announcement earlier this month in which the company launched a new Exchange 2010 solution for businesses.
Discussing the matter in a press release, Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier said the offering provided what he described as an “open cloud alternative, backed by Fanatical Support and our core expertise on OpenStack, to deliver a strong product portfolio that will help customers navigate their way through an increasingly complex cloud environment.”
Cloud monitoring, management (via a control panel), servers, networking and storage are among the solutions covered in the release. The portfolio of services is backed by OpenStack, the company’s popular Apache-based IaaS service created in coordination with NASA.
Cloud Databases, one of the new solutions, pertains to MySQL and provides customers with cloud access in an environment that is “massively scalable.” Among the other solutions is Cloud Monitoring, a platform that provides for the management of applications and infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the company’s new Cloud Servers solution is set for release by the first of next month while Rackspace’s Cloud Control Panel adds the ability to tag servers.
In the same press release, the cloud host also described two products it’s currently allowing its clients to preview. Among them is Cloud Networks, a platform the company said is “designed to allow customers to manage logically abstracted network services programmatically.” The second solution is called Cloud Block Storage and provides the Rackspace clients with a “highly elastic raw storage and a choice between a high performance (leveraging solid state disks) or a standard lower-cost block storage solution.”
“Rackspace’s leadership in the OpenStack community has positioned them well to make Cloud Servers faster, more scalable and provide a reliable platform for partners like us and for their customers,” stated Bailey Caldwell, Vice President of cloud management firm RightScale in the release. Caldwell continued,“It is exciting to watch the OpenStack community continue to grow and to be part of the ecosystem creating real products that solve real user problems.”
OpenStack was initially launched around two years ago. Rackspace offers various hosting services pertaining to areas including colocation, hybrid, applications, email, file sharing and more. For more information on the matter, view a press release by the company here (Rackspace.com).