The third quarter has been a busy one for the San Antonio-headquartered company. At the beginning of September, Rackspace was on the block for a joint venture or outright acquisition.
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Microsoft has confirmed Azure Services are pretty much immune to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, except for customers running Linux images in its cloud. Google, Amazon, Rackspace, Joyant, and others have clarified which of their services are affected, and which are in the clear.
Oracle says it'll be price competitive with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Rackspace. Is infrastructure as a service really a gateway to buying Oracle's cloud applications?
"We have a considerable advantage," Ellison defended. "At the infrastructure level, we intend to be price competitive with Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Rackspace.”
Rather than charging headlong into putting their IT infrastructure into the cloud, many organisations are rightly taking a measured approach. We talk to the IT leaders behind three recent IaaS migrations.
Clouds based on open-source OpenStack software may not be as good at ingesting large amounts of data as those from Microsoft or Amazon, a study has found.The study evaluated Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure and Rackspace Cloud Files, and was released by cloud storage specialist Nasuni on Wednesday.
Small and medium-sized businesses across the UK will get a chance to sell IT services to the public sector alongside major companies after the government launched its CloudStore
Developers who want to try out Azure for free now have access to 750 hours of a low-powered instance a month, bringing Microsoft's free trial closer to that offered by Amazon
Rackspace and Akamai have entered into a strategic relationship to add content delivery network technology and other Akamai services into the hosting company's products, including Cloud Files
The OpenStack project -- an open-source cloud-computing platform created by RackSpace, NASA and a growing list of partners -- is getting some support from Microsoft.
Proprietary brand names Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Rackspace battled for dominance at OSCON 2010 this week.Sound odd?
Increasing popularity of open source cloud infrastructure platforms such as Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, Nimbus, Xen Cloud Platform and OpenQRM has raised hopes that open source can establish a stonghold in the IaaS platform space.Still, some open source advocates maintain that Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Rackspace will continue to control and build out a proprietary public cloud infrastructure until the open source community collaborates more closely.
The initial release will cover the Amazon cloud and Rackspace, but Read said the company is taking measurements on Salesforce.com and has plans to expand to Microsoft and Google cloud offerings.
The two firms have signed up to a Zend initiative to create an open-source application-programming interface for the cloud
Cloudkick, a startup that delivers cloud server management software, on Friday rolled out a feature that allows customers to hop between providers---Rackspace, Amazon EC2, Microsoft and others---based on price. At its launch March 16 Cloudkick's service primarily managed Amazon Web Services accounts.
With all kinds of cloud announcements promised at Microsoft PDC next week, rival vendors Amazon and Rackspace have tried to steal a little early thunder with some announcements of their own. This is the beginning of a titanic struggle to establish the top cloud providers, and this week's announcements have each been significant enough.
The Great Place to Work Institute compiled its list based on employee surveys, and commended the search giant for retaining its start-up ethos and embedding its brand into all aspects of the organisation
Microsoft should offer enterprises a way to provision and manage accounts on its Hotmail service as part of an Exchange implementation. It doesn't, but Rackspace-owned business email specialist Mailtrust today launches its own Exchange-plus-webmail option.
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