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Rackspace adds high performance Intel servers to cloud platform

Rackspace says the new servers will deliver nearly three times the performance of its current kit

Hosting and cloud service provider Rackspace announced Tuesday that it has begun rolling out high performance cloud servers to support heavier workloads. The company says the new installations will cater to growing demand for high input / output (I/O) services running in the cloud, bringing near bare-metal levels of speed to virtualised applications.

Cloud requires a datacentre revolution open source can deliver, says Rackspace VP

Nigel Beighton, vice president of technology, Rackspace

Interoperability in the cloud is something most vendors talk about and all enterprises desire, but achieving the goal of large, scalable, interoperable clouds will require a revolution in the datacentre. This is not happening fast enough for Nigel Beighton, vice president of technology at Rackspace. But as the open source philosophy begins to take hold in the development not just of software but of physical datacentre assets, that revolution might not be too far off.

Savvis throws its hat into hybrid cloud arena

Savvis joins Rackspace, HP and later this year VMware in offering hybrid cloud services

Savvis, the cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider acquired by CenturyLink earlier this year officially launched its Cloud Data Centre services on Thursday, adding its name to the growing list of hybrid cloud service providers.

Jackson leaves VMware to join Rackspace as CMO

Rick Jackson previously served as VMware's CMO

Cloud service provider and hosting company Rackspace on Tuesday announced the appointment of Rick Jackson to the post of chief marketing officer.

Rackspace and CERN openlab to collaborate on hybrid cloud

Rackspace and CERN openlab will work together over the next year to deliver the new hybrid cloud architecture

CERN openlab, a public-private partnership between CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) and ICT companies has partnered with leading hosting company Rackspace to deliver a new hybrid cloud architecture that will help create a more seamless relationship between private and public clouds.

Pentaho and Rackspace partner to provide Hadoop as a Service

Rackspace's Big Data platform is available from the company's website

Business intelligence and analytics provider Pentaho has partnered with leading hosting and IaaS provider Rackspace to launch a new Hadoop as a Service offering for enterprises with a need for cloud-based big data capabilities.

Rackspace launches public and hybrid cloud in Australia

Rackspace is expanding its cloud services offering in Australia

Rackspace, a hosting company and supporter of the OpenStack platform, this week launched Australia’s first OpenStack-based public cloud offering.

UKFast brings “largest cloud” to UK

Dell servers

Machester-based UKFast said on Wednesday that it will be launching what the company claims to be the UK’s largest virtual private cloud service. The service, eCloud, is an elastic virtual private cloud service and is claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK and is set to hit the UK market sometime this week.

Will wearable IP-connected technology fuel cloud – or the other way around?

Rackspace published the results of their wearable tech study Tuesday

A study commissioned by Rackspace and published Tuesday finds that while only 18 per cent of UK and US respondents have actually used wearable technology, 82 per cent of American and 71 per cent of British users believe that these cloud-powered devices have “enhanced their lives.”

Rackspace unveils white label telco cloud offer


Internet hosting firm Rackspace is positioning itself as a supplier of cloud services to telcos and enterprises alike, as it seeks to integrate its own public cloud with service providers worldwide.