Rackspace OpenStack Overview

Rackspace OpenStack is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Converged Infrastructure tools. It is most often compared to Nutanix Acropolis AOS: Rackspace OpenStack vs Nutanix Acropolis AOS

What is Rackspace OpenStack?
OpenStack is an open and scalable cloud operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risk of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.

Rackspace OpenStack is also known as OpenStack.

Rackspace OpenStack Buyer's Guide

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Senior Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Apr 29, 2018
Allowed for mass uploading of images to Akamai cloud services

What is our primary use case?

OpenStack was needed to integrate an eCommerce site's pictures with Akamai cloud services.

How has it helped my organization?

It created a reusable library with OpenStack features. The documentation was plentiful and very helpful.

What is most valuable?

Image storage with Akamai. OpenStack allowed for mass uploading of images to Akamai cloud services. It also allowed for product administration with images.

What needs improvement?

It could use more examples in different languages (API use cases).

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.
Managing Director at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Jun 23, 2017
Networking (Networks, CDN) and Object Storage (CDN) are the most valuable features.

What is most valuable?

Networking (Networks, CDN) and Object Storage (CDN)

What needs improvement?

Pricing Overview.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've tried features of this product in the last few months.

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Customer Service: Top. Technical Support: Top

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CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 1, 2014
The usablity of the management interface means that even non-IT literate people can use it.
Openstack is free, and therefore is likely to become the dominant Cloud Management suite for most of the world, until prices of competing products come down. This opinion is based on the concept of Cloud as a Utility where Utility pricing may dominate the user's selection of Cloud services provider. Already today, limited Cloud services are free to users. The usablity of the management interface means that even non-IT literate people can use it with training. The Linux administration skills required to install, tune and configure it are high, although the use of scripts produced by third parties gives a non-custom setup very quickly. As time passes the numerous scripts and hopefully GUI installation and configuration will become standard. Since writing this review companies…