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Su bscribe Th e Rackspace offerin g is targetin g th e market with clou d tech n ology,
in clu din g h ardware an d software in frastru ctu re, in frastru ctu re operation s
in clu din g patch in g, tu n in g an d mon itorin g an d go-to-market su pport.
En gates said it also open s u p th e clou d n etwork for n ew Open Stack u sers,
allowin g service providers an d telcos to con n ect to oth er Rackspace clou d
facilities arou n d th e world, wh ich can open u p n ew opportu n ities for
geograph ical expan sion .
He said Rackspace can also u se th ese oth er clou d en viron men ts to exten d
its own offerin gs th rou gh arran ged partn ersh ips.
“For a lon g time, sin ce I h ave been at Rackspace - for abou t 13 years - we
h ave always h ad in terest from oth er people wan tin g to get in to th e h ostin g
bu sin ess,” En gates said.
“We h ave h ad a lot of compan ies approach u s askin g th em to h elp th em
bu ild a clou d an d licen ce tech n ology an d for a wh ile, in th e clou d era, we
h aven ’t been in a position to do th at, as we were always tryin g to bu ild ou r
own clou d.”
En gates said Rackspace n ow h as a set of stable processes an d a solid clou d
it can u se to h elp oth ers bu ild its Open Stack-based clou d, wh ile takin g on
fu ll day-to-day man agemen et for th ird-party clou d main ten an ce.
“Th e u sers [of Rackspace’s Open Stack clou d] will still man age th eir data
cen ter, th eir n etwork an d h ardware aspects, so we won ’t ph ysically n eed to
be in th ose facilities, bu t we will man age th e stack, an d h elp th em to bu ild
th eir bu sin ess model arou n d th is,” En gates said.
Rackspace is cu rren tly talkin g with some telco providers abou t gettin g th e
first project off th e grou n d, an d h e said wh ile th e offerin g does promise a
mu ch faster roadmap for th e Clou d, differen t organ iz ation s will go th rou gh
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This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course IS 205 at Park.
- Spring '08