For developers utilizing
cloud software infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Rackspace
has launched a new OpenStack sandbox, called
TryStack, to give users an environment against which to
test their code. Developers can sign up for sandbox by joining
the Facebook Group, after which they will get a username,
password and “Stack Dollars,” or credits they can
trade in to perform actions (of various valuations) in TryStack.
The company also came out with a separate onestop
shop for OpenStack APIs, which includes APIs for
OpenStack Identity 2.0, Compute 1.1 and Image 1.0. The API
reference page is not completely up-to-date yet – it does
not include Open Storage, for instance – but it is expected to
be completed shortly.
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