Rackspace buys itself some cloud

Rackspace’s cloud event resulted in a very significant announcement: the acquisition of Slicehost and Jungle Disk. There’s also an announced Limelight partnership (unknown at the moment what this means, as the two companies already have a relationship), and a Sonian partnership to offer email archiving to Rackspace’s Mailtrust hosted email business.

My gut reaction: Very interesting moves. Signals an intent to be much more aggressive in the cloud space than I think most people were expecting.

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Posted on October 22, 2008, in Infrastructure and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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