Cloud Cruiser has announced a support, implementation, and development partnership with Rackspace to deliver an integrated solution to enterprises and cloud service providers implementing Rackspace Private Clouds powered by OpenStack.

The Rackspace Private Cloud combines several of the capabilities of the public cloud with the customization, reliability and control advantages of a dedicated environment.  With Cloud Cruiser's  integrated financial management solution built for OpenStack, Rackspace Private Cloud customers can experience seamless  multi-tenant billing, showback, chargeback, service pricing, and advanced decision analytics, enabling customers to monetize their cloud business and achieve greater profitability. 

"Our customers are increasingly adopting OpenStack based cloud platforms and are asking for financial insights into those deployments," says John Igoe, VP, private cloud, Rackspace.  "We selected Cloud Cruiser to help enable our customers to run the business of their cloud more efficiently and profitably."

Cloud Cruiser has been active in the OpenStack community since 2010 and released the industry's first financial management solution based on OpenStack.

"OpenStack is the dominant open source platform," says Nick van der Zweep, VP, strategy for Cloud Cruiser. "Rackspace is the perfect partner to bring Cloud Cruiser's solution to the market to drive adoption."