Service access endpoints#
The Rackspace Cloud Networks API service is a regionalized service. It allows the caller to select the region into which a load balancer is provisioned.
If you are working with cloud servers that are in one of the Rackspace data
centers, using the
ServiceNet endpoint in the same data center has no
network costs and provides a faster connection.
ServiceNet is the data
center internet network. In your authentication response service catalog, it is
If you are working with servers that are not in one of the Rackspace data
centers, you must use a public endpoint to connect. In your authentication
response, public endpoints are listed as
publicURL. If you are working with
servers in multiple data centers or have a mixed environment where you have
servers in your data centers and in Rackspace data centers, use a public
endpoint because it is accessible from all the servers in the different
The following table lists the Cloud Networks endpoints that are available for each region.
To help you decide which regionalized endpoint to use, read about special considerations for choosing a region.
Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
Northern Virginia (IAD)
Hong Kong (HKG)
The service catalog returned in the authentication response specifies the
correct service access endpoint for your account to use for accessing
Cloud Networks. Use the service type (
rax:load-balancer) to locate the
correct endpoint in the service catalog. For an example of the service
authentication response examples.