Rackspace Releases Private Cloud Software for Openstack

Have you dreamed of having a private cloud?
San Antonio-based Rackspace seeks to make that dream a reality.
Today, the company released its private cloud software, code named “Alamo” and available on the OpenStack platform. It is available as a free download from the Rackspace website.
The software can be used in Rackspace’s data centers or in other data centers. Rackspace is also offering support services. The software provides companies with greater controls in a public cloud environment. “We believe that the majority of our customers and cloud users will be running hybrid cloud environments for a long time,” Jim Curry, general manager of Private Cloud business at Rackspace, said in a news release. “Today’s announcement allows businesses to utilize their existing investment in their own datacenter resources to run an open cloud solution for additional control and customization and also take advantage of Rackspace’s datacenter options.”
Tonight, Rackspace is having a launch part at Capital Factory in Austin to celebrate its new software. The party features product demonstrations, giveaways, food and beverages as well as music provided by DJ Sean Anderson of Rackspace and Andrei Matei of AppFog. The party starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. To find out more, check out Rackspace’s invitation.

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