Date and time format

For the display and consumption of date and time values, Rackspace Cloud services use a date format that complies with ISO 8601.

The system time is expressed as UTC.

Example: Date and time format


For example, the UTC-5 format for May 19, 2014 at 8:07:08 a.m. is


Date and time format codes

yyyyFour digit year
MMTwo digit month
DDTwo digit day
TSeparator for date/time
HHTwo digit hour (00-23)
mmTwo digit minute
ssTwo digit second
ZRFC 8601 timezone (offset from GMT). If Z is not replaced with the offset from GMT, it indicates a 00:00 offset.