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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

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

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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

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