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  • Ansible Partners With Cisco, CSC, HP And Rackspace To Make Deploying And Managing OpenStack Easier

    Ansible Partners With Cisco, CSC, HP And Rackspace To Make Deploying And Managing OpenStack Easier

    Enterprise IT automation service Ansible today announced that it’s partnering with HP, RackSpace, CSC, Cisco and the open source community to help make deploying and managing OpenStack clouds easier. While the open source cloud computing platform is now extremely powerful, few of its users would argue that it is very easy to stand up an OpenStack cloud. Read More

  • Rackspace Plunges 11% On Lackluster Q2 Guidance

    Rackspace Plunges 11% On Lackluster Q2 Guidance

    After reporting its earnings, including a profit meet and a small revenue miss, shares of Rackspace are down sharply in after-hours trading. The cloud-focused company’s guidance for its current quarter failed to match expectations, clouding investor sentiment about Rackspace’s future growth. Read More

  • ScaleFT Wants To Make Managing Public Clouds Safer, Raises $800K Seed Round

    ScaleFT Wants To Make Managing Public Clouds Safer, Raises $800K Seed Round

    ScaleFT, a new DevOps startup founded by a number of former Rackspace executives and engineers, today announced that it has raised an $800,000 seed round with a strategic investment by Rackspace and participation from a number of angel investors, including CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi (who himself previously worked at Rackspace). Read More

  • Will Somebody Finally Buy Rackspace, Please

    Will Somebody Finally Buy Rackspace, Please

    We’ve been hearing rumors of a Rackspace acquisition for the last several months. The latest suitor according to Bloomberg could be Louisiana-based telco CenturyLink, but before we get too excited here, let’s keep in mind Microsoft, HP, Cisco and others were supposedly interested too, and in the end nothing came of it. And as you would expect in a case with so much… Read More

  • FortyCloud Teams With Rackspace To Manage Cloud Security

    FortyCloud Teams With Rackspace To Manage Cloud Security

    FortyCloud, an Israeli cloud security service, announced today it was joining the Rackspace Marketplace to provide Rackspace customers with cloud security services and the ability to safely connect between different cloud products. Like any good partnership if it offers something to both parties giving FortyCloud access to Rackspace customers, who then get access to FortyCloud’s… Read More

  • Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Rackspace — the publicly-listed enterprise cloud services company that competes against the likes of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft and Google — has been in the spotlight after announcing in May that it has hired bankers to help consider offers to parter with or be acquired by another company. However, it could choose a third option: taking itself private. Following the likes… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    The Gillmor Gang — Alexia Tsotsis, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — kick off the holiday weekend with a primer on cloud politics. Techcrunch co-editor Tsotsis in her maiden appearance in the clubhouse wastes no time putting @scobleizer on the spot, but Robert does a Seinfeld by saying nothing in a revealing way. Then we’re off to the land of Beats… Read More

  • Rackspace CTO On Price Cuts And The Commoditization Of The Cloud

    Rackspace CTO On Price Cuts And The Commoditization Of The Cloud

    Over the last few weeks, all the major cloud providers announced large price drops for most of their services. Rackspace CTO John Engates said at the Cloud Factory conference in Banff, Canada, today, that this is yet another example of the commoditization of the cloud. It seems Rackspace doesn’t quite believe this is the way to go. Read More

  • Short Shorts And Long Buses: Amazon Cloud Competitors Look A Bit Foolish At AWS Conference

    Short Shorts And Long Buses: Amazon Cloud Competitors Look A Bit Foolish At AWS Conference

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is obviously making it very difficult for competitors in the public cloud market. That could not have been made more clear than how IBM and Rackspace are choosing how to make their presence felt this week at AWS re:Invent. For the past week, IBM has been getting trashed for its anti-Amazon ads that declare their superiority to AWS. The ads are a sad reflection… Read More

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