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Software defined storage and security drive cloud growth, say studies

Cloud security

Data centre builders and cloud service developers are at loggerheads over their priorities, according to two new reports.

Rackspace launches Carina ‘instant container’

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Rackspace has launched a new ‘instant container’ offering which it says will take the strain out of building infrastructure.

Rackspace ups AWS functionality and support, becomes authorised reseller


Managed hosting provider Rackspace has announced a ramped up suite of products featuring enhanced support and functionality with Amazon Web Services.

Rackspace launches managed security and compliance service for enterprise cloud clients

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Rackspace has announced new managed security and compliance assistance services to protect businesses and mitigate the risk of cyber threats.

Quanta intros Intel RSA Open Compute proof of concept

Quanta is mashing up Intel's RSA and Open Compute designs

Taiwanese datacentre vendor Quanta has introduced an Intel Rack Scale Architecture (Intel RSA) proof of concept rack solution based on Open Compute specifications which the company is pitching at hyperscale datacentre operators and cloud providers.

Rackspace to add AWS to Fanatical Support services

Rhodes: "We are positioned to become the dominant service provider for these cloud platforms"

Rackspace is currently developing a Fanatical Support offering for AWS customers, the company’s latest move aimed at shifting its business towards managed cloud services.

Office enlists private cloud for global expansion

Office is in the middle of a significant global expansion

Shoe retailer Office is using a private cloud and managed virtualisation services to handle spikes in online ordering ahead of one of its busiest periods.

Rackspace, Intel to coordinate ‘world’s largest OpenStack dev team’

Intel and Rackspace claim the centre will house the world's largest OpenStack development team

Rackspace and Intel are teaming up to launch an OpenStack Innovation Centre aimed at bolstering upstream development of the cloud platform.

Hybrid cloud issues are cultural first, technical second – Ovum

CIOs are still struggling with their hybrid cloud strategies

This week has seen a number of hybrid cloud deals which would suggest the industry is making significant progress delivering the platforms, services and tools necessary to make hybrid cloud practical. But if anything they also serve as a reminder that IT will forever be multimodal which creates challenges that begin with people, not technology, explains Ovum’s principle analyst of infrastructure solutions Roy Illsley.

Security as a service firm Crowdstrike bags $100 from Google, Rackspace

CrowdStrike secured $100m in funding this week from Rackspace, Google among others

Security SaaS provider Crowdstrike completed a $100m round of funding led by Google and Rackspace this week, which the company said would be used to bolster its international expansion.