In OpenPOWER Play, IBM and Google Make Hyperscale Waves at Summit

April 6, 2016

OpenPOWER Foundation, the mostly IBM-driven effort to create an alternative architecture to Intel x86, took a major step forward today with the announcement of a joint effort by Google and Rackspace to co-develop an open data center server architecture design specification based on... Read more…

By Doug Black

ANL Hosts HPC and Cloud Community Workshop

September 5, 2013

Last week, 30 stakeholders from research and industry met at Argonne National Labs to explore the potential for cloud-based cyber-infrastructure to support existing and emerging use cases in a range of research disciplines. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

How Far Can Google Extend into the Cloud?

July 26, 2013

A study done by Deepfield found that Google accounts for approximately 25 percent of all internet traffic in the United States. That makes it more far-reaching than Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix combined. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Amazon, Server Prices, and Cloud Competition Accumulation

July 17, 2013

With the Rackspace’s announcement this month that they were getting involved with some of CERN’s cloud computing and the news of IBM acquiring SoftLayer last month, Amazon’s HPC instances may be facing some competition in the not so distant future. To battle that impending competition, Amazon reportedly dropped their price to rent their dedicated servers, machines that operate solely for one institution. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Rackspace CTO Responds to Amazon Price Drop

July 17, 2013

A public cloud setup and a hybrid cloud one are incompatible for comparison, according to Rackspace Chief Technology Officer John Engates. However, when Amazon announces a cost reduction that could seemingly cut into Rackspace’s business, and has incidentally has ended up dropping the Rackspace stock by 8.5 percent, there exists a necessity to shed light on those differences. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

CERN and Rackspace Form OpenStack Partnership

July 3, 2013

Amazon Web Services is the cloud provider most often cited in scientific articles about high performance applications in the cloud. Meanwhile, cloud competitor Rackspace has not ventured much into the high scientific computing arena. That is, until this week when Rackspace, noted provider of cloud services, will be looking at getting into the cloud based HPC game by partnering with CERN, a development that was announced on Monday. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Internet Freedom Fighters: Amazon, Facebook, Rackspace and 54 More to Lobby Gov’t

September 25, 2012

This week, not one but two groups of IT heavyweights launched with plans to expand the scope of the Internet while protecting the free flow of ideas it provides. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) counts already 42 founding members, including infrastructure providers Rackspace, Softlayer, ProfitBricks and Tucows, while the Internet Association's 14-strong roster claims Web giants Google, Yahoo, Facebook, eBay and Amazon. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

InfiniBand-Backed Cloud Provider Goes Toe-to-Toe with Amazon, Rackspace

September 13, 2012

IaaS provider ProfitBricks proclaims noteworthy performance-metrics, pits service against the top two cloud providers. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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