Using Cloud-init with Rackspace cloud

It goes without saying that booting and configuring a server manually every time you need one gets old fast. Thankfully there are a number of tools to help with orchestration and automation available to you. 

To list a few you can:

  • create a ‘golden image’ of a server’s desired state.
  • learn and setup Chef/Puppet/Salt Stack to manage your infrastructure.
  • use Rackspace’s Cloud Deployments to spin up an environment.
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