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Rackspace Private Cloud – Updated to OpenStack Grizzly Release!

Just in case you didn’t spot this in the Twitter stream yesterday, there was some really cool news from the team at Rackspace! The Rackspace Private Cloud software is now updated with the Grizzly release of OpenStack. (http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/about-rackspace-private-cloud). Dubbed the Rackspace Private Cloud v4.0, this is a great way to get your OpenStack cloud up and running with significantly less …

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OpenStack Lab on VMware Workstation – Adding Cinder volume features

Now that we have our OpenStack lab up and running, we want to click around and kick the tires on all of the features. One of the first things that we will find is that the All-In-One is really an “almost” All-In-One. What I mean by that, is that there are services available which aren’t configured, and require a little …

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Veeam Cloud Backup – Another Great Way to Protect with Veeam!

For current and potential customers of Veeam Backup & Replication, there is a new sheriff in town! Thanks to the awesome folks at Veeam Software, they are introducing the new Veeam Backup Cloud Edition. Why Cloud Backup? The advantage to using Veeam Backup Cloud Edition is that you can leverage numerous cloud storage services (15 key vendors already on board!) …

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OpenStack Lab on VMware Workstation – Setting up the All-In-One VM

In our first post, we got to the start of the OpenStack install using the Rackspace Private Cloud ISO (Alamo). Because we had to set up the VM, we stopped at our first menu option. Now we are going to set up the base system using the All-In-One option which co-locates all of the OpenStack node roles (controller and compute) …