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Rackspace Delivers Opscode Chef with Rackspace Private Cloud

Integration of Opscode Chef with Rackspace Private Cloud software enables businesses of all sizes to automate deployment, testing and management of private clouds

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 — Opscode, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Rackspace is delivering Opscode Chef with its new Rackspace Private Cloud Software. By combining Chef with Rackspace's new software, businesses of all sizes can install, test and run OpenStack-based private clouds in minutes.

Rackspace Private Cloud combines the capabilities of public cloud with the customization, reliability and control advantages of a dedicated environment. Leveraging Rackspace's experience in deploying and operating Openstack-based private clouds in a variety of environments, Rackspace Private Cloud delivers a simple solution for installing OpenStack private clouds in the datacenter, with Rackspace, or in a colocation facility.

"As enterprises deploy private and hybrid clouds to achieve scalable, dynamic infrastructure, OpenStack is emerging as the primary open source platform for building and running these powerful compute environments," said Jesse Robbins, chief community officer, Opscode. "With Rackspace Private Cloud and Chef, businesses now have a simple & scalable way to automate OpenStack clouds and maximize the advantages of cloud infrastructure."

"The key to getting the most from an OpenStack cloud deployment is the time it takes to achieve productive use," Jim Curry, general manager of Private Cloud business at Rackspace. "Rackspace Private Cloud makes it easy to get an open private cloud running effectively, while Opscode Chef further accelerates the process by automating OpenStack components to ensure users get the most from their open cloud in the least amount of time."

Combining Rackspace Private Cloud and Chef provides users with a single, integrated software solution for installing, testing and running OpenStack-based clouds in minutes, no matter the environment. Available as a free download, Rackspace Private Cloud software is backed by an optional support offering and provides an easy-to-follow process for bringing open cloud infrastructure to full operation with minimal management. Using Opscode Open Source Chef, Hosted Chef or Private Chef, OpenStack users can quickly and consistently deploy every OpenStack component, delivering full stack automation for OpenStack-based public and private clouds.

To learn more about Rackspace Private Cloud, or to download the software for free, visit

About Opscode Chef

Opscode's pioneering software, Chef, is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No matter how complex the realities of business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout an entire infrastructure. Through a combination of configuration management and service-oriented architectures, Chef, Hosted Chef and Private Chef make it easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure while simplifying systems management. The Chef community features 16,000 registered users, 750 individual contributors, 135 corporate contributors and 500 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for customers looking to make the most of their investment in the cloud.

About Opscode

Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. Opscode helps companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineers time and money. Opscode's team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. More information can be found at


Source: Opscode

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