Introducing RackConnect v2.0

Applies to: RackConnect v2.0

Important: The beginning of each RackConnect article includes an Applies to label to indicate whether the contents apply to RackConnect v2.0, RackConnect v3.0, or both.


This article is a high-level overview of RackConnect v2.0. For more technical information about RackConnect, see RackConnect v2.0 requirements.

RackConnect gives you the freedom to choose the best platform for your applications by unifying the breadth of the Rackspace portfolio into a single solution.

RackConnect is a unique solution designed for customers who require the flexibility and elasticity of the cloud, and the enhanced security and performance characteristics of traditional hosting—the best of both worlds. In essence, RackConnect enables customers to realize the power of hybrid hosting.

  • Choose an F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager or a Cisco® ASA firewall to connect your traditional hosted infrastructure to the Rackspace Cloud.

  • Scale on demand as cloud servers are automatically added to your F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager load balancer.

  • Connect the Rackspace Cloud with your data center or existing IT infrastructure by using an encrypted VPN tunnel.

  • Define network security policies in the customer portal, which are automatically applied and managed across your firewall, load balancer, and cloud servers.

  • Add Cloud Block Storage for easy scalability.

Next step

Features introduced in RackConnect v2.0