Rackspace Cloud Orchestration API 1.0#

Last updated: Jun 27, 2024

The Rackspace Cloud Orchestration API service enables developers to automate the creation of application environments on the Rackspace Cloud. Using the API, developers can create, update and manage groups of cloud resources and their software components as a single unit and then deploy them in an automated, repeatable fashion via a template. On deployment, the Orchestration services builds required cloud resources, installs all necessary software, and configures the software according to Rackspace best practices, delivering a fully-functioning application or framework ready for you to push code or content to.

This guide is intended to assist software developers who want to develop applications by using the REST application programming interface (API) for the Cloud Orchestration service.

To use the information provided here, you should have a general understanding of the service and have access to an installation of it. You should also be familiar with the following technologies:

  • RESTful web services

  • HTTP/1.1

  • JSON or XML serialization formats

  • Other Rackspace services applicable to your cloud application architecture (Cloud Servers, Cloud Load Balancers, Cloud Databases, and so forth)

Use the following links to jump directly to user and reference information for the Cloud Orchestration service REST API: