What Ails The Rackspace Stock? Rackspace US, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), a IT hosting company based in San Antonio, Texas, has long been a darling of the cloud computing industry. Established in 1998 and gone public in 2008, Rackspace is one of the early success stories of the cloud computing revolution. However, its recent stock performance, in spite of revenue increases, has given investors cause for worry. Here’s an analysis of the situation. The following table from stock analysis website The Street brings into focus the relative non-performance of Rackspace in stock ROI as compared to other parameters. Like many tech
The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs. Lock-in costs which create barriers to market entry may result in antitrust action against a monopoly.” Read more on Wikipedia Does the cloud present a major lock-in ? Does the move create substantial switching costs? “Yes !” is the
Video Tutorial: Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites This is a quick tutorial that has been on the web for awhile now. It still serves a purpose and is extremely practical and useful for companies and individuals looking to setup their company blog or personal site on the cloud quickly and easily.
Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate Akamai services into their offerings, and to pass the value of Akamai’s globally-distributed platform on to customers. Having built global alliances with IT leaders including HP, Jive Software, Rackspace® Hosting, Telefónica and Verizon, Akamai has also established partnerships with leading regional technology providers and integrators