Firstly, I don't have experience with rackspace cloud for such a requirement.
After reading this I was a little confused, so read your opening post again. If I am correct, you have two objectives:
Originally Posted by rmbohanek
1. Record stream to cloud container location
2. Serve recorded vod content from that location
Are you able to at least read VoD content from the cloud storage (objective2) or not? You are trying to record to a cloud location directly? Regardless of whether you can or not, I would try to avoid that approach for various reasons, one being Wowza unable to access it properly (it is not a real filesystem, so being accessed over network) and another being error handling and connectivity problems. I would use a conventional approach instead - record here then move and serve from there.
Please excuse if I am found misleading somewhere just trying to help. Still don't have a proper visualization of the setup in my mind.
You're asking questions, that proves you're not wrong. And we all get stuck over a minor thing once almost every week. Then Andrew, Charlie, Richard and others come with their expertise and provide directions towards the eureka moment.
I like to think I am a pretty smart guy, but for some reason I am not succeeding on this one.