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.
MichaelPosted March 9th, 2008
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.