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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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