Coming October 25: PeerSpot Awards will be announced! Learn more

Rackspace OpenStack OverviewUNIXBusinessApplication

Buyer's Guide

Download the Converged Infrastructure Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2022

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 was previously known as OpenStack.

Rackspace OpenStack Customers
X.commerce
Rackspace OpenStack Video

Archived Rackspace OpenStack Reviews (more than two years old)

Filter by:
Filter Reviews
Industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Considered
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Order by:
Loading...
  • Date
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Review Length
Search:
Showingreviews based on the current filters. Reset all filters
Chaitanya Mahanthi - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Highly customizable private cloud solution.
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want."
  • "The line migration is a problem."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for the OpenStack is for migrating data from the cloud to on-premises. We want to migrate some of the open source OpenStack components to customize our work with our applications. Our main use is video streaming on Openstack.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want.

What needs improvement?

In terms of what needs to be improved, I would say the support.

You're asking for the Rackspace OpenStack and I'm working on the open source OpenStack. Rackspace might have some good support but the open source OpenStack doesn't have support because there are too many versions coming and too many people are customizing it. That's why the support is a problem for open source versions.

It needs to develop a very good user interface which can compete with the public cloud.

In the next release, I would like to see more of the load balancing technologies and applications from the public cloud which OpenStack doesn't have right now.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Rackspace OpenStack for three years. 

The OpenStack application version we use is Nexus Prime.

Buyer's Guide
Converged Infrastructure
September 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Rackspace, Dell Technologies, Oracle and others in Converged Infrastructure. Updated: September 2022.
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is okay but there too many versions coming out. The line migration is a problem.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. The application is deployed in the OpenStack, so actually the user number is in lakhs, like with the application server.

How are customer service and support?

I would rate the technical support a 6 or 7 out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

In terms of the initial setup, currently we have multiple scripts. These scripts can deploy if you come back to feed them.

What other advice do I have?

One a scale of one to ten, I would rate Rackspace OpenStack a seven.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
it_user862509 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
Buyer's Guide
Converged Infrastructure
September 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Rackspace, Dell Technologies, Oracle and others in Converged Infrastructure. Updated: September 2022.
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
PeerSpot user
Managing Director at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Vendor
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.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

N

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Top.

Technical Support:

Top

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward

What about the implementation team?

In-house

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
it_user4134 - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
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 like Cisco and VMWare have joined the OpenStack Project. It would appear that these companies would be in competion with Openstack.

Established I.T. companies are seeking move their business models towards "The Cloud Model"-some will fail.

I define The Public Cloud as primarily a cheap mass market easy-access online computing resources whose running costs are mainly energy costs.

Private Clouds have a role but will probably use most of the cheap unbranded multi-cpu low-energy Cloud Servers and OpenSource software like OpenStack.

The old I.T. Giants will struggle to maintain their markets in this model. These include Dell, HP, IBM, MS and even Cisco.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
PeerSpot user
it_user74001 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user74001Manager of Development with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor

Mirantis is making efforts to make installing and managing OpenStack real easy with their Fuel approach. Dell had Crowbar and there are several other efforts in this space. I urge you all to explore these options when dealing with OpenStack.

Buyer's Guide
Download our free Converged Infrastructure Report and find out what your peers are saying about Rackspace, Dell Technologies, Oracle, and more!
Updated: September 2022
Product Categories
Converged Infrastructure
Buyer's Guide
Download our free Converged Infrastructure Report and find out what your peers are saying about Rackspace, Dell Technologies, Oracle, and more!