Rackspace

  • Patent Complaint Filed Against Rackspace For Hosting GitHub

    Patent Complaint Filed Against Rackspace For Hosting GitHub

    PersonalWeb and Level 3 Communications have filed patent complaint against Rackspace for hosting GitHub. Update: PersonalWeb has a history of suing large tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Apple. Update: Here’s Rackspace’s response. Read More

  • DreamHost Enters Cloud Storage Fray With Ceph-Powered DreamObjects

    DreamHost Enters Cloud Storage Fray With Ceph-Powered DreamObjects

    In the beginning there was Amazon Simple Storage Service. And it was good. Soon after came Rackspace Cloud Files. And it was good. Today DreamHost is announcing their DreamObjects cloud storage solution to offer customers another hosted storage option. DreamObjects storage is provided by Ceph, the distributed object store created by DreamHost co-founder Sage Weil. Ceph itself offers API… Read More

  • Rackspace Acquires Mailgun, A Y Combinator Startup That Gives App Developers An API For Creating And Managing Online Mailboxes

    Rackspace Acquires Mailgun, A Y Combinator Startup That Gives App Developers An API For Creating And Managing Online Mailboxes

    Rackspace has acquired Mailgun, a San Francisco-based Y Combinator startup that has developed an API for creating and managing online email inboxes for apps and websites. It’s a concept that sounds simple on its face, but Mailgun’s ease of use and sophisticated routing can provide a number of new functionalities to web apps and web pages that is all done programatically. Terms of… Read More

  • AppFog And Rackspace Want To Break Your App Out Of Amazon’s Walled Garden

    AppFog And Rackspace Want To Break Your App Out Of Amazon’s Walled Garden

    During the great Amazon Web Services outages of April 2011 and June 2012 many users were stuck. They could, in theory, move their apps to another AWS region, or to another cloud provider altogether. But in practice the architecture of AWS regions are unique – each one supports slightly different features and APIs. The thing is, every cloud provider will eventually have some downtime. Read More

  • AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail

    AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail

    AppFog is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider that wants to do for developer platforms what Google did for GMail. GMail launched in 2004 by giving its users  a distributed service with 2 gigabytes (GB) of free disc space. Search made it possible. It disrupted competitors like Hotmail that provided a measly 2 mb of free space. Read More

  • Rackspace Buys Server Management Platform Cloudkick

    Hosting company Rackspace is acquiring Y Combinator-backed startup Cloudkick, which offers a full-fledged server management system to businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cloudkick, which launched in early 2009, provides detailed graphs on the health of your servers, and tools to categorize and keep information about what each server is doing. Cloudkick serves more than 1,500… Read More

  • Rackspace Pulls The Plug On ‘Burn A Koran Day’ Church's Web Site (UPDATE: Burning Cancelled)

    Surely by now you’ve heard of the Dove World Outreach Center, the Florida church that plans to hold a “Koran burning day” on September 11, the nine year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Pretty much nobody think it’s a good idea, from Palin to Obama, from Gen. Petraeus to the FBI. Now involved: Rackspace. Yes, the popular Web host has pulled the plug on the… Read More

  • Rackspace Goes Down. Again. Takes The Internet With It. Again.

    Another day, another Rackspace outage. The hosting company had a complete and total failure today that took down a number of big sites on the Internet, including ours. This has been happening all too often in recent months, including downtime just last month. The failure apparently originated in the company’s Dallas-area server farm. But unlike previous times, this does not appear to be… Read More

  • Email Archiving In The Cloud

    Thinking about moving your electronic services to the cloud? LiveOffice, an SaaS provider of email archiving and hosting, makes the leap that much easier with the release of their CloudMerge technology–offering email archiving for most cloud email providers on the market. In addition to supporting cloud based email archiving, LiveOffice is able to archive email which is on-premise… Read More

  • (Updated) Downtime At Rackspace Cloud

    A large number of customers of Rackspace Cloud, including Techcrunch, have been experiencing downtime for the past 1h 20m or so. The status blog reports that the service was degraded, and other reports state that it is due to a power outage at the Dallas network operations center. Customers of both Rackspace Cloud and Slicehost are affected, putting services such as Posterous, Dailybooth… Read More

  • Rackspace Launches NoMoreServers.com To Tout Computing-As-A-Service

    When Salesforce.com founder and CEO Marc Benioff launched his CRM platform in the cloud in 1999, he embarked on a “No Software” campaign to tout his “Software as a Service” agenda. Today, hosting service Rackspace is promoting a similar campaign with the launch of NoMoreServers.com, a site dedicated to the emergence of Computing-as-a-Service models (like hosting… Read More