OpenStack Foundation Announces Certification Program For Cloud Admins

The OpenStack Foundation, the nonprofit behind the increasingly popular open-source cloud computing project, today announced the launch of a certification program for OpenStack cloud admins during its

Rackspace Pops 5% After Reporting Lackluster Q2 Results Buttressed By The Promise Of Share Buybacks

Following the bell today, Rackspace reported its second-quarter financial performance. The company mostly missed street expectations, with lower-than-expected revenue, and earnings-per-share that just

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.

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 quarte

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 p

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 exc

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 b

Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

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 ma

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,

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 t

Rackspace Share Price Down 25% As Cloud Price Wars Take Their Toll

<a target="_blank" href="http://rackspace.com">Rackspace</a> will open trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange with a share price that dropped nearly 25% on Thursday. The stock dropped aft

AWS Offers General Availability For Node.js, The Popular Development Platform

<a target="_blank" href="http://nodejs.org/">Node.js</a> is the everyman's platform for developing apps. It's JavaScript on the sever. It's relatively easy to learn and it's immensely popular. Now Ama

Rackspace Rolls Out Its Mobile Plan As Vendors Get Giddy About Backend Data Pipes And Spigots

Suddenly all this backend stuff is hot. Who would have ever thought that data pipes and the spigots would get so much attention? Salesforce is getting into the game and now so is Rackspace with the l

Judge Says Mathematical Algorithms Can’t Be Patented, Dismisses Uniloc Claim Against Rackspace

A federal judge has thrown out a patent claim against <a target="_blank" href="http://rackspace.com">Rackspace</a>, ruling that mathematical algorithms can't be patented. The ruling in the Eastern Di

Rackspace Extends Private Cloud Offering With OpenCenter

Rackspace, one of the original participants in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.openstack.org/">OpenStack</a> project, has spent the last couple of years building a successful cloud business. A

Google Could Loosen Amazon’s Cloud Grip With Pay-Per-Use API Services

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Chris Potter is co-founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.screenlight.tv/">ScreenLight</a>, a cloud video collaboration service for video producers to review and appr

Amazon Web Services Expected To Hit $1.5 Billion In Revenues For 2012

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expected to earn $1.5 billion in revenues this year, but overall the organization still remains under-appreciated as a core asset of Amazon.com. But that may change this w

Dreamhost Builds New Public Cloud On OpenStack As Market Shows Signs Of Federation

<a target="_blank" href="http://dreamhost.com">Dreamhost</a> has built a public cloud service called <a target="_blank" href="http://dreamhost.com/cloud/dreamcompute/">DreamCompute</a> that is built o

Amazon Offers A New Simulator For Developers To Test Email In Apps

<a target="_blank" href="http://aws.amazon.com/ses/">Amazon Simple Email Service</a> (Amazon SES) is the kind of service that Amazon Web Services (AWS) does so well. It automates the manual task of a
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