At The Rackspace Cloud, we believe that a key component to the growth of an open cloud is a strong cloud ecosystem. Step one in this effort was the release of our APIs – and we didn’t build these alone. We asked our partners what they wanted and their feedback served as a key factor in driving this effort forward. We made these available as open source so anyone can incorporate them directly into their products.
Step two has been the ongoing joint innovation and collaboration with our partners. To ensure we build and provide all of the solutions required for customers to develop, deploy or manage their environments in the cloud, we rely heavily on our partners. We’ve been actively working with our partners to develop the tools and applications that our customers and the market need today. These partner solutions will make it easier for customers to utilize the cloud when it makes sense, and accelerate the pace of innovation in the marketplace.
Today, The Rackspace Cloud is taking another big step forward in an effort to encourage openness, innovation and collaboration in the cloud. We’re proud to announce the launch of Cloud Tools (tools.rackspacecloud.com), an online site that brings together tools, applications and services created for The Rackspace Cloud by our partners and the community of developers.
A little bit about Cloud Tools…
- – It includes offerings from Featured Partners who we’ve worked extensively with to define customer needs and build offerings to serve them.
- – It provides a venue for the Community to list the projects and solutions they’re building.
- – It’s one destination for browsing and researching tools that extend the functionality of The Rackspace Cloud.
- – It offers a way to easily raise awareness about our partners’ tools and applications, driving more customers to their products. And by driving more customers to their products, we hope to encourage more innovation from the ecosystem.
Openness and collaboration will continue to define our engagement with our partners and the development community. Should you wish to speak firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to email me directly at email@example.com.Jim Curry Vice President, Corporate Development Twitter: , please send an email to @jimcurry