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  • Rackspace to buy Anso Labs, advance Cloud project

    Web-hosting provider Rackspace has acquired software developer Anso Labs to help build up the OpenStack cloud computing project, a company official said.

    Written by Ralph Jennings, James Niccolai10 Feb. 11 18:52
  • Cloud Computing in 2011: 3 Trends Changing Business Adoption

    The business benefits of a cloud computing model have been well stated. You cut costs by switching to more flexible on-demand IT resources that can better handle the ebb and flow technology needs at a company.

    Written by Shane O'Neill10 Feb. 11 05:15
  • Cisco backs OpenStack cloud platform

    Cisco Systems has thrown its weight behind OpenStack, the open-source cloud infrastructure platform developed jointly by NASA and managed service provider Rackspace Hosting.

    Written by James Niccolai04 Feb. 11 05:08
  • Amazon cloud now can send bulk e-mail

    Amazon's cloud is adding a service for sending bulk e-mail, saying it will eliminate the burden of "building large-scale e-mail solutions to send marketing and transactional messages."

    Written by Jon Brodkin26 Jan. 11 06:10
  • Amazon launches new cloud services

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced two new pricing plans for its cloud service and has reduced the prices for its existing offerings.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter11 Jan. 11 02:00
  • Amazon Web Services improves support offerings

    Amazon Web Services on Thursday rolled out two premium support tiers and announced a 50 per cent price cut on existing premium plans, heightening competition with rivals like Rackspace and making a clear overture to enterprises that wish to run their operations in the cloud.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 Jan. 11 01:54
  • Rackspace buys Cloudkick to improve management

    Rackspace Hosting has bought cloud management company, Cloudkick to bring new dashboard service to its customers. Its new purchase offers what Rackspace calls a cockpit for managing complex environments and the company hopes that the Cloudkick, which is part of the Rackspace OpenStack initiative, will enable it offer improved management services to its customers.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter18 Dec. 10 01:56
  • Rackspace brings order to Cloud server chaos with Cloudkick

    As organizations migrate to cloud-based data centers, the scalability that was originally a benefit can become a handicap, and the promise of more efficient computing becomes ethereal. Rackspace hopes to help IT admins find some peace of mind and reclaim the cloud from the chaos with the acquisition of Cloudkick.

    Written by Tony Bradley17 Dec. 10 03:40
  • Rackspace combines cloud with managed hosting

    While service provider customers have had to choose between traditional managed hosting and cloud services, Rackspace is set to introduce a product that combines both.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter09 Dec. 10 04:34
  • NASA wants its data up in the clouds

    NASA is backing open source cloud computing with a single goal in mind: to stick to space exploration and stop running data centers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 Nov. 10 22:11
  • OpenStack cloud project remains on track

    OpenStack, the open-source cloud management software project formed by hosting provider Rackspace, has met an initial development milestone, backers are expected to announce Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Oct. 10 07:55
  • RackSpace's OpenStack targets cloud lock-in

    Rackspace's contribution of code to a new open-source project called OpenStack could help establish a counterweight to larger and proprietary players like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), according to some observers.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 July 10 04:02
  • Rackspace cloud chief predicts enterprise caution

    Most large enterprises won't move their established applications on to cloud services for years but are embracing the technology for new projects, the head of Rackspace's cloud business said on Thursday at the Structure 2010 conference in San Francisco.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 June 10 05:43