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Vendors Outline API Standard for PaaS Clouds

In cloud computing news, a group of IT companies lef by Oracle, Rackspace and Red Hat are set to submit a management specification for platform as a service (PaaS), and Quantum challenges Amazon Glacier with its new Q-Cloud. Read More

Rackspace Buys Oregon Land for Data Center

DuPont Fabros ACC4 pod

Rackspace Hosting has confirmed that it has bought land in Oregon for a possible data center, but the company says it has not finalized any plans, and would work with a third-party developer rather than building the facility itself. Rackspace (RAX) also announced that it is partnering with Digital Realty on a new data center in Sydney, Australia. Read More

‘Super Wholesale’ Deals Boost Data Center Developers

Here's an aerial view of the enormous ACC5 and ACC6 data centers developed by DuPont Fabros. Both facilities house customers in "super wholesale" deals in which a single tenant leases large chunks of data center space. (Photo: DuPont Fabros Technology)

A new breed of customer is having a big impact on the bottom line for data center developers. The “super wholesale” category includes users with large Internet infrastructures who have previously built their own data centers, but are now looking to lease “plug-n-play” space from developers. Read More

Rackspace Shares Decline on Earnings Report

Shares of Rackspace Hosting declined sharply today after the cloud computing provider’s earnings fell just short of analyst expectations. Shares of RAX were lower by about 12 percent, in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Read More

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