Almost lost in the hubbub around Rackspace’s acquisitionsof Jungledisk and Slicehost last week was an expanded partnership between Rackspace and Limelight Networks (LLNW). Lydia Leong has some details at CloudPundit:
Under the new partnership, customers of Rackspace’s Cloud Files (formerly CloudFS) service — essentially, a competitor to Amazon S3 — will be able to choose to publish and deliver their files via Limelight’s CDN. Essentially, this will place Rackspace/Limelight in direct competition with Amazon’s forthcoming S3 CDN.
Amazon said in September that it would launch a content delivery network that will deliver files stored on Amazon’s S3 storage service.