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October 25, 2013  4:44 PM

Rackspace acquires ZeroVM, says products could take years



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
big data, Rackspace

There was hope among Rackspace users this week that the company’s latest acquisition of LiteStack would improve cloud provisioning times, but Rackspace officials said the technology isn’t going to be offered as a product for some time. LiteStack Inc., the open-source hypervisor company...

March 28, 2013  6:27 PM

Rackspace woos developers with Exceptional acquisition



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, Rackspace

Rackspace hopes its second acquisition in as many months will increase its appeal to application developers. The new buy, announced Thursday, will see the employees and assets of Exceptional Cloud Services, based in San Francisco, Calif., join Rackspace as a wholly owned subsidiary. This deal...


February 27, 2013  7:39 PM

Rackspace puts Object Rocket in its pocket



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Rackspace, Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace is jockeying for position aboard the advanced infrastructure services bandwagon with its acquisition today of Object Rocket, a MongoDB Database as a Service provider. Rackspace is hardly the first to offer a Database as a Service (DBaaS) or even MongoDB as a service -- other vendors...


March 8, 2011  9:11 PM

Poor man’s VCE? Rackspace Cloud Builders wants to sell you OpenStack



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud, Cloud Builders, hardware, OpenStack, Rackspace, VCE

Has hosting and cloud leader Rackspace found a way into the private cloud fray? A new service offering by Rackspace Cloud Builders will come to you,...


November 9, 2010  9:24 PM

Food fight! Rackspace ditched for AWS



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon infrastructure, aws, cloud infrastructure, food fight, Rackspace, Rackspace Cloud, web 2.0, why pick one cloud over another

Web company Mixpanel delivered an informative tirade on why they are leaving Rackspace Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) today. The story basically boils down to "AWS is better potting soil for Web apps," although there...


July 22, 2009  8:22 PM

Rackspace opens cloud APIs to the masses



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon Web Services, API, cloud computing, creative commons, Rackspace

Speaking at the open-source hippie lovefest OSCON today, Rackspace made good today on last week's report that it would open-source its APIs. Rackspace released the API specification under the Creative Commons license....


July 17, 2009  5:48 PM

Big Week In The Clouds



Posted by: JohnMWillis
amazon, Amazon AWS, azure, cisco, hp, Rackspace

Most weeks are pretty cloudy for me these days. However, this one was chock-filled with exciting stuff. In case you missed any, here goes...

Rackspace Cloud API

Rackspace has three cloud offerings, ( Cloud Files, Cloud Sites, and Cloud Servers). Cloud Sites is their PaaS offering...


June 30, 2009  7:43 PM

Rackspace falls over in Dallas, tweets the whole thing



Posted by: CarlBrooks
cloud computing, Data Center, Mosso, Rackspace, reliability, service outages

More than 24 hours after users began reporting Rackspace hosted services were unresponsive, and the main site went dark, Rackspace has possibly set a new record for transparency and accountability, if not customer satisfaction, by tirelessly tweeting the...


June 11, 2009  10:43 PM

Light and dark in the Cloud: Amazon fails, Rackspace punts



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon EC2, Cloud Security, Rackspace, service outages

In a succint one-day recap of the mouth-watering prospects of using cloud computing and the legless terror it can engender, website gdgt.com autoscaled gigantic traffic, and Amazon's flagshp EC2 service went dark for hours in the night after an electrical...


May 21, 2009  2:27 PM

Cloud draws crowds as Interop winds down



Posted by: CarlBrooks
amazon, cloud computing, Interop, Rackspace

It's great fun watching a big trade show wind down. Day one is all vigor and pizazz and manic tweets. By the third day, attendees are sprawled in the halls, their listless fingers struggling to update mere blogs. At any rate, Wednesday (day three) brought a telling scene. An event photographer...


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