RackConnect v2.0 compatibility

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-13
  • Authored by: Juan Perez

Applies to: RackConnect v2.0

Important: These compatibility listings are general guidelines. View the links provided or contact your Support Team for further details and caveats.

RackConnect compatibility with other Rackspace Cloud offerings

Product Compatible Details Product information
Auto Scale Yes Automatically scale cloud servers with RackConnect to adjust to customer demand, including the ability to leverage F5 Load Balancer Pools. Auto Scale Getting Started Guide

Auto Scale Developer Guide
Cloud Backup Yes Rackspace Cloud Backup is a file-based backup application that lets you choose which files and folders to backup from your cloud server. You can choose to restore your whole system with all of its folders and files, or individual files or folders from a given date, or restore to an entirely different server. Cloud Backup support
Cloud Block Storage Yes Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is a block-level storage solution that allows you to expand the storage capacity of your cloud servers. Cloud Block Storage support
Cloud Databases Yes, with caveats The Cloud Databases product is a stand-alone, API-based, relational database service built on OpenStack® cloud that allows Rackspace customers to easily provision and manage multiple MySQL database instances. Cloud Databases support
Cloud Files Yes Cloud Files is an affordable, redundant, scalable, and dynamic storage service offering. The core storage system is designed to provide a safe, secure, automatically resizing and network accessible way to store data. Cloud Files support
Cloud Load Balancers Yes, with caveats; see linked article Mission-critical web-based applications and workloads require high availability. Load balancing distributes workloads across two or more servers, network links, and other resources to maximize throughput, minimize response time and avoid overload. Cloud Load Balancers allows you to quickly load balance multiple servers for optimal resource utilization.

Using Cloud Load Balancers with RackConnect
Cloud Load Balancers support
Cloud Monitoring Yes Using Rackspace Cloud Monitoring you can quickly create multiple monitors using predefined checks, such as PING, HTTPS, SMTP (and many more), to keep track of your cloud resources and receive instant notification when a resource needs your attention. Creating a Monitoring Check Using the Cloud Control Panel
Cloud Networks Yes, with caveats; see linked article Cloud Networks lets you create a virtual Layer 2 network, which gives you greater control and security when you deploy web applications.

RackConnect with Cloud Networks FAQ
Getting Started with Cloud Networks
Managed Operations Yes Rackspace Cloud Servers with Managed Operations extends our world-class managed services from our Managed Hosting offering to the Rackspace Cloud. This offering provides an additional level of support on cloud servers, which includes monitoring, operating system, and application infrastructure layer support. Cloud Servers support
OnMetal Cloud Servers Yes OnMetal Cloud Servers combine the consistent performance and economy of colocation with the elasticity of the cloud. Using OnMetal Cloud Servers with RackConnect

RackConnect compatibility with dedicated network devices

Network device Compatible Details
Cisco ASA Firewalls Yes RackConnect network device comparison
Cisco ASA X Series Firewalls Yes No applicable
BIG-IP F5 Load Balancers Yes Using Dedicated Load Balancers with RackConnect v2.0
Brocade Load Balancers Yes, with caveats; see linked article Using Dedicated Load Balancers with RackConnect v2.0

RackConnect compatibility with dedicated offerings

Network device Compatible Details
Managed Colocation Yes Managed Colocation
Managed Storage Yes1 Managed Storage
Managed Virtualization Yes Managed Virtualization
Private Cloud Yes Private Cloud

1 The Managed Storage offering is compatible with dedicated servers only in a RackConnect configured dedicated environment. The Managed Storage offering cannot be used directly with cloud servers.

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