Rackspace and Virtualization

The use of virtualization at Rackspace has been a topic of interest since the company released a customer survey last August which highlighted the challenges of virtualization, including customer resistance to sharing virtualized resources. When Rackspace launched dedicated virtualized servers in January, some media reports said the company had backtracked on its previous stance.

Tarry Singh at Virtualization for Everyone has posted an interview with Rackspace CTO John Engates exploring the companies’ virtualization strategy, as well as its “data centers as a service” and cloud computing.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

One Comment

  1. Michael

    Rackspace isn't providing fully dedicated VMWare infrastructure, so their position is a bit misleading. They actually use a shared Virtual Management Server/Console across multiple customers, so you do not have a fully dedicated environment to take full advantage of. Hope they change that position down the line.