Rackspace Hosting announced the launch of NoMoreServers.com, a site dedicated
to the emergence of Computing-as-a-Service models (like hosting, cloud
computing and SaaS) to power corporate computing. To support this campaign,
the company has hired renowned hosting industry strategist Andrew Schroepfer.
In his role, Schroepfer will cover the trend in depth from how providers are
evolving to how real businesses are making this trend pay off.
“A new way to run business computing is emerging,” said Lanham Napier,
president and CEO of Rackspace. “We have countless business customers tell
us they are finished buying servers and are looking for a computing partner.
People don’t want to buy standalone computing, they want computing as a
service with Fanatical Support. This trend will have major implications on
the entire IT industry, and there is no one more qualified to cove... (more)
Microsoft Azure Sessions at Cloud Expo
An interoperable cloud could help companies cut costs and governments connect
constituents, say Microsoft executives.
Governments and businesses alike are looking at cloud services as a way to
consolidate IT infrastructure, scale their IT systems for the future, and
enable innovative services and activities that were not possible before.
To help organizations realize the benefits of cloud services, technology
vendors are investing in the hard work of identifying and solving the
challenges presented by operating in mixed IT environments, and a... (more)
When it comes to cloud storage, there are many standards out there in the
market. For example, Amazon S3 is the leader and many are using S3 API to
create a S3-clone service. Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack are trying to
create its own standard by giving away the software to open source community.
Microsoft has its own standard in Azure Storage, incorporating Table storage
and SQL storage, in addition to blob storage. There are also other
technology heavy-weights that are trying to setup CDMI as the cloud computing
In this race, every party has a different edge. F... (more)
Ahead of a conference in Boston, Rackspace said Wednesday that it will be
turning control of the OpenStack cloud project that it started last year with
NASA over to an independent OpenStack Foundation that will be set up next
The foundation will be responsible for the open source project's governance
and ownership of the OpenStack trademark. Rackspace, which currently controls
the OpenStack copyrights as well as the trademark, will turn the IP over to
The company is supposed to gather feedback on the best structure and
processes to adopt for the foundation... (more)
There is a vast new movement developing at a breathtaking pace that is
changing the way the world utilizes cloud computing. Specifically, open
source cloud computing. Rackspace is helping lead the global discussion about
the benefits of building a business on an open cloud.
In his Day 2 Keynote on November 6th 2012 at the 11th International Cloud
Expo, John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, will provide insight on the difference
between an open cloud and a closed, proprietary cloud. He will also explain
the hidden dangers of vendor lock in and where the open cloud is headed into
the f... (more)
Wal-Mart, which practically invented Big Data analysis to unseemly good
advantage, is reportedly consolidating its disparate data analytics systems
into one global system and bringing in OpenStack and its mentor Rackspace
Hosting to help develop the platform.
At least that's what investment house William Blair's analyst Jim Breen said
Wednesday, tickling Rackspace's stock.
He thinks Rackpace will get more business from the retail giant as the
WalmartLabs, Wal-Mart's Big Data division, builds out the new platform.
Maybe Rackspace will say something about when it reports its Q3 resu... (more)