Cloud deployments supported by new Rackspace
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Cloud deployments supported by new Rackspace

Over the last few years, the rise of cloud computing has made it a proliferate technology in both the consumer and corporate realms, providing a new level of collaboration and connectivity. Many companies have been scrambling to make the best use of public tools, but there are concerns about security and governance with these resources, and some companies are seeking alternatives that they feel are more enterprise ready.

In light of those needs, businesses of all kinds are pursuing virtual and private cloud deployments, producing a realm of independently owned data systems that allow corporations to scale their resources far more easily. Not all companies are prepared to support their own solutions, though, and these entities wind up using public offerings. A number of unsavory issues associated with public deployments, which have lead to the rise of private ownership of cloud servers.

Building a better cloud
The first step in producing a virtual private cloud solution that works for a company is to procure hardware that can support this kind of communication load. Servers must be outfitted to network with in-house storage solutions, though some rely on offsite data centers for continuity reasons, and must come up with better tools to keep tabs on all these records, while ensuring secure access for all users.

MENA Financial Network wrote that Rackspace, a leader in storage hardware solutions, recently released more private cloud tools to assist companies with keeping up with such demands. The source stated that Rackspace Hosting has come up with more open software solutions as well, to assist entities in building better internal systems to support their ongoing cloud deployments. Private cloud hosting is currently being used in more than 125 different countries around the world, with many opting for high-density storage spaces and faster processing times by ramping up existing products with virtualization.

Wired reported that the rising popularity of such private tools in comparison to the public cloud is linked to its lack of collaboration, of all things. Unlike private cloud, the public version is only legal for corporate use in the United States, and even then only among some sectors of business. Because it has proven itself so unreliable and insecure, many entities refuse to use it themselves, let alone partner with businesses that have it as a resource, due to the risks it poses to continuity.