Visual Studio 2010 Cloud Plug-In{1}


This article talks about Rackspace Hosting, which is a cloud and hosting company. At the
time when this article was released Rackspace had announced a “Cloud Plug-In” for Microsoft
Visual Studio 2010. This particular plugin would allow .NET developers to make applications
and deploy them to Rackspace’s Cloud Servers. This plug in will also allow developers to
become aware of their cloud server instances while they are developing applications. Their
are also API features of this plug-in that can have the ability to:

-launch,reboot and fully control all servers

-Rebuild servers from images and create custom images

-Schedule application backups

-Upsize and scale server configurations as needed

-Manage and share IP addresses

In addition to a variety of templates and other plug-ins that can allow for a “total cloud
deployment and management”. In order to download Rackspace Cloud Plug-in for Visual Studio
2010 you will need to have an account already set up at Rackspace. Once you have an account
you can simply download the Plug-in and you are good to go.

I found this article to be very informative. I had no idea that their were Plug-Ins for
Visual Studio that can allow for such immediate interactions to a web hosting company.
I like how everything is convenient for an application developer. So all one would have to
be concerned about is focusing on their application and not worrying so much as to whether
you application will be compatible or any other issues one would have when trying to put their
application in the cloud.

I think this relates to our class because we had briefly discussed Visual Basic as well as
Visual studio. I also think that this article would be good for anyone that would want to
consider making an application in Visual Studio and than having the application being stored
in the cloud.

Reference:
Anonymous, . (2010). Rackspace releases rackspace cloud plug-in for microsoft visual studio 2010.
Wireless News, n/a.