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 – August 15, 2012Opscode®, 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
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, please visit

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