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In its Transition to a Service Company, Rackspace Embraces Azure
Rackspace to sell support for Azure, meaning they're not just about OpenStack.
managedcloud  rackspace  Azure  Microsoft  RAX 
july 2015 by cote
Rackspace continues to bring DevOps to the mainstream with new services
My recent report on Rackspace’s DevOps services is up. For a flat rate of $5,000 a month on-top of your cloud services they’ll do all sorts of DevOps-y things for for you. The full report is available for clients, but here’s the 451 Take: In our studies on DevOps, we’re constantly finding that companies would like to decrease the time it takes to get new applications and features into production. In one of our recent DevOps studies, more than 50% of mainstream (that is, non-technology) companies wanted to deploy their applications more frequently, especially companies with more than 100,000 employees. While much of what is required to achieve the benefits of DevOps is about ‘culture’ change (changing processes and roles within companies), that’s always been an obtuse thing to implement. On the other hand, there are quickly evolving tools and best practices that are more straightforward. Rackspace is doing an admirable job of bundling these tools and practices into two services that aim to help companies do DevOps. This type of offering, of course, aligns nicely with Rackspace’s new ‘we’re not just another cheap cloud’ managed cloud positioning. The DevOps market is in the early stages, but exploring specialized offerings like this will be key for Rackspace in building out its ‘managed cloud’ portfolio and positioning. If you’re not a client, why not try a trial?
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Rackspace  451  451Reports  DevOps  cloud  link  tumblr:link 
august 2014 by cote
Rackspace and the Cool Kids on the Web-Scale Data Center Scene | Data Center Knowledge
All you’ll need is an idea and some free time. The platform and the infrastructure underneath will not be anything for you to ever worry about. I think this is most people’s view of programming.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  rackspace  startups  containers  Docker  link  tumblr:link 
july 2014 by cote
We would spend weeks rewriting systems, an eternity in startup-time, just because a cloud server with 8 gigabytes of RAM was falling over.
cloud  Rackspace  OnMetal  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
july 2014 by cote
The Dawn Of Managed Cloud
To some extent Gartner has recognized that managed cloud is in its infancy and has named Rackspace in its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), a report that focuses on multi-tenant cloud infrastructure providers. At Rackspace, we’re looking forward to seeing the upcoming Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting, North America, which will focus more on the service layer on top of the infrastructure, rather than the infrastructure itself. That’s where our managed cloud focus squarely fits. Tweetered by Staten.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  cloud  gartner  via:twitter  Rackspace  managedhosting  managedcloud  link  tumblr:link 
may 2014 by cote
Back in Oct. of 2008, when Rackspace bought a bunch of companies and become a cloud company. Once you have around a decade or more of photos in flickr, it’s fun to trip over old ones like this.
pics  RAX  Rackspace  M&A  Slicehost  Jungledisk  cloud  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
may 2014 by cote
Rackspace not a good fit for Cisco, says Chambers - Network World
“We don’t move into a market unless we think we have a realistic chance of gaining 40% market share with sustainable differentiation,” Chambers said at the Cisco Live conference when asked if the company needs to acquire an established cloud provider like Rackspace to succeed in cloud services. “And we try not to move into markets that don’t have really good gross margins, unless they’re unusually strategic for us. That’s a market that is very, very price sensitive; that’s taking on the big giants in Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. So those are the types of scenarios we look at as a partnership opportunity (rather) than we do acquisitions. I’m not going to comment on if we looked at them or not. It doesn’t fit into our normal sweet spot and core competency area.” That’s a pretty clear criteria and close to what many large tech companies would want.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  rackspace  rax  cisco  clous  m&a  link  tumblr:link 
may 2014 by cote
Rackspace Hires Bankers To Explore Its Options
Good ol’ TPM! Also: Rackspace is also the largest publicly traded cloud and hosting provider, and unlike its rivals, its numbers are right out there. No one knows for sure what revenues and profits AWS, Microsoft, and Google are getting from their cloud and hosting businesses, and ditto for smaller players and telcos who also sell capacity by the month or by the hours. The pressure from Wall Street has Rackspace looking at its options, and maybe had the company a chance to do it all over again, it would have stayed private. Read the rest…
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  rax  rackspace  cloud  rumors  m&a  link  tumblr:link 
may 2014 by cote
The public cloud business is expensive. QED.
charts  Rackspace  Google  Amazon  cloud  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
may 2014 by cote
(via Twitter / mappingbabel: Old graph (mid-2013), but Google …)
cloud  datacenters  spend  Google  Amazon  Microsoft  Rackspace  charts  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
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devopsdays  rackspace 
may 2013 by cote
OpenStack cloud project remains on track
"Vendors like SAP are more inclined to partner with other established players, but that could change if the right company decides to push OpenStack for building private clouds, said Redmonk analyst Michael Coté."
OpenStack  Rackspace  Cloud  redmonkpressquotes  opensource 
october 2010 by cote
New entry into cloud computing
On vCloud competing with OpenStack - “With the popularity of VMware and maturity of the company, I'm sure it'd be on the private-cloud shortlist,” said Michael Coté, an analyst with RedMonk, in an online chat.
Rackspace  vmworld  VMWare  vCloud  OpenStack  itmanagement  cloud  redmonkpressquote 
august 2010 by cote
The Associated Press: Rackspace posts jump in 3rd-quarter profit
Finally, some hard numbers of cloud provider revenue: "The company has been pushing into the business of so-called "cloud" computing, allowing customers to store data online rather than on their own servers. It says cloud revenue climbed 17 percent from the second quarter to $15.3 million. The segment now accounts for about 10 percent of revenue, up from 5 percent a year ago."
numbers  qtr_calls  rackspace  rackspacecloud  itmanagementguys  itmanagement 
november 2009 by cote
Today, I became a Racker | Michelle's Blog
Rackspace has a new evangelist, though it seems that's not her title.
rackspace  evangelist  execs  cloud 
october 2009 by cote
Rackspace debuts 'Cloud Tools' portal
A directory of stuff that uses Rackspace. Not quite an AppStore.
rackspace  cloud  appstore  CloudTools  rackspacecloud  itmanagementguys 
august 2009 by cote
Rackspace open-sources its cloud interfaces
Nice pull-in of standards efforts along these lines. Seems pretty clear that any cloud standard is going to be de facto (success then standardization) rather than traditional standards (specify a standard up-front) done.
standards  cloud  rackspace  opensource  DMTF  itmanagementguys 
july 2009 by cote
Rackspace challenges Amazon with new cloud server, storage services - Network World
"Cloud Servers will be available starting Monday, with prices starting at one and a half cents per hour, or $10.95 per month. But the service is not as mature as Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud just yet, with Mosso noting that “our Cloud Server APIs are not quite ready for this debut – but they’ll follow soon afterwards. Cloud Servers lets customers run applications on a variety of Linux platforms, but does not yet support Windows. Amazon already offers a variety of Windows, Linux and OpenSolaris distributions."
rackspace  cloud  pricing  itmanagementguys 
march 2009 by cote
Rackspace Survey Reveals that Small Businesses are Missing Out on Cloud Hosting Benefits
"The survey also shed light on the potential future adoption of cloud hosting. Although only 14 percent of medium businesses in the US and 11 percent in the UK are already utilizing cloud hosting, 55 percent of medium businesses in the US and 42 percent in the UK have plans to use cloud hosting in the future."
rackspace  numbers  via:email  pr  cloud  itmanagement  itmanagementguys 
january 2009 by cote
Gathering clouds brew up a storm
"Rather than have upstart cloud competitors start stealing its customers away, Rackspace has decided to embrace the cloud and make it an option for any of its hosting customers....One thing that I haven’t seen picked up much in other coverage is that Rackspace is opening its cloud out to third-party management providers — Rightscale, CohesiveFT, Vertica, rPath, Soasta and Sonian — most or all of which already work with Amazon, thus giving their customers an alternative platform they can tap."
PhilWainewright  rackspace  cloud  ego  itmanagement 
october 2008 by cote
Cloud News from Amazon and Rackspace « SmoothSpan Blog
"Michael Cote suggests these kinds of acquisitions are the sort of thing he has been suggesting and hoping the likes of IBM and Sun would sign up for, and he is absolutely right. Making it dead easy to play in the cloud is a great move for Rackspace, and it only cost them $12-16M to move ahead of many other vendors (not neccesarily Amazon)."
ego  peanuts  cloud  rackspace  advice  itmanagementguys 
october 2008 by cote
Pics and Notes from Rackspace’s Cloud Event « Barton’s Blog
Barton George's take on the Rackspace cloud announcements of yesterday.
rackspace  cloud  mosso  lombardi 
october 2008 by cote
Rackspace Hosting sees IPO of 15 mln shares at $12-$16 each
"Rackspace Hosting Inc on Friday registered its initial public offering of 15 million shares at an estimated price of $12 to $16 per share." Central Standard Tribe represent!
rackspace  ipo  via:austinstartup  cloud  hosting  texas  SanAntonio 
july 2008 by cote
Is CloudFS the start of a "white box" cloud services market?
"We don't need lots of processing power. We don't need much RAM. We need disk space and a lot of it."
storage  cloud  rackspace  cloudfs  s3 
may 2008 by cote
RackSpace - FORM S-1
As Paul Kedrosky said in Twitter: "rackspace s-1 filing shows company has grown revenue from $56.6 million in 2003 to $362.0 million in 2007. nice."
rackspace  via:twitter  cloud  s1  ipo  hosting  texas 
april 2008 by cote

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