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In Bid For Enterprise, Rackspace Now Manages Single-Tenant VMware

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Rackspace (RAX) has been a VMware shop for a long time, offering shared deployments on one of the largest VMware environments available. The company announced it is now offering single tenant, dedicated VMware vCenter, adding an integral piece of the ‘Enterprise needs’ puzzle. Read More

Rackspace Adding 50 Servers Per Day

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The growth is back at Rackspace Hosting. The cloud computing specialist added 4,762 physical servers in the second quarter of 2013, an average of 52 servers per day. Read More

Rackspace Bringing Hybrid Cloud to CERN

A look at the ATLAS particle detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the huge particle accelerator at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Image Editor via Flickr)

Rackspace has entered into a contributor agreement with CERN openlab. During the year-long collaboration, Rackspace will deliver a hybrid cloud solution powered by OpenStack to help CERN advance its mission by enabling more in-depth research into the origins of the universe. Read More

Cloud Growth Slows at Rackspace, Which Cites OpenStack Transition

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Rackspace Hosting (RAX) said yesterday that its sales slowed in the first quarter, as customers are taking their time in adopting its new OpenStack cloud offering. Rackspace also faced headwinds in the face of pricing cuts from Amazon Web Services, and a sluggish environment for enterprise IT spending. Read More

Rackspace Acquires ObjectRocket for MongoDB Service

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Rackspace Hosting (RAX) is acquiring ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider. The acquisition expands Rackspace’s big data play, allowing them to provide Open Cloud customers with demanding applications with a NoSQL DBaaS. Read More

Rackspace Shares Slide as Cloud Revenue Moderates

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Shares of Rackspace Hosting are down nearly 20 percent in afternoon trading after the company’s earnings raised concerns that the rate of adoption for cloud computing services may be moderating. The slide reflects Wall Street’s high expectations for Rackspace, which saw its shares rise 72 percent in 2012 amid investor enthusiasm for cloud computing. Read More

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