CloudScaling CTO Randy Bias argues that Amazon Web Services APIs are already the lingua franca of the cloud and supporting them is key to OpenStack success.
In the latest slapfight between cloud rivals, Rackspace CTO John Engates says AWS dedicated instances just aren’t all that dedicated.
CERN openlab is working with Rackspace to build and deploy a massive hybrid cloud that could prove OpenStack’s worth in huge research applications.
Telcos and service providers wanting to compete with Amazon in public cloud services can jump-start that effort by tapping Rackspace, says Rackspace.
Industry giants are adding more development and platform goodies for mobile app developers. This may have the more targeted MBaaS providers a little perplexed.
IT folks who worry that cloud computing adoption will kill jobs, may be surprised by the results of a new survey; Amazon unveils OpsWorks; Rackspace makes price changes.
Rackspace’s new OpenStack-powered Cloud Block Storage comes in spinning disk and faster SSD tiers and lets customers mix and match block size with compute instances as needed, says company CTO John Engates.
Rackspace CTO John Engates said the company’s new monitoring service, based on its Cloudkick acquisition two years ago, will give customers a better way to monitor the performance of their cloud resources. As more companies consider cloud deployment, tools like these are becoming essential.
Eucalyptus, the company that wants to link private clouds to the Amazon cloud, is updating its platform software bringing it more in line with the open source model. All Eucalyptus 3.1 code will be available on Github. Subscribers will get plug-ins and other perks.
Customers can now get early access to Rackspace’s OpenStack-based public cloud, slated to come online May 1. The news comes as the OpenStack Spring Conference kicks off in San Francisco. The company also unveiled OpenStack-based Cloud Block Storage and MySQL-based database services.