Introducing the Rackspace cloud¶
Rackspace is the home of the #1 managed cloud, which provides you with the best way to get your work done.
By using the Rackspace managed cloud, you can focus only on your core business without worrying about building and maintaining the cloud infrastructure. For more information about what differentiates the managed cloud from other business solutions, see What is managed cloud?
The Rackspace public cloud is bigger than the core infrastructure that is the focus of this guide, but you are likely to begin with the core infrastructure and then add other products and services as you become increasingly familiar with what is possible in the cloud.
Rackspace cloud core infrastructure at a glance summarizes the contribution of each of the cloud services in the core infrastructure.
The managed cloud in context identifies alternatives to the OpenStack-based Rackspace public cloud, all also based on OpenStack.
Touring the Rackspace cloud, service by service introduces additional cloud services that you may find helpful in addition to the core infrastructure services.
Customer stories suggests some of the ways in which Rackspace customers have put the Rackspace cloud to work for them.