Rackspace Looks To The Telcos In Global Expansion Of Its OpenStack Cloud

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Rackspace is banking on service providers such as telcos for its global expansion, leveraging OpenStack to build out cloud infrastructures that partners will then charge customers for cloud offerings.

Rackspace will provide an end-to-end program that will include the hardware and the OpenStack cloud operating system software for the build out. The company will provide continuous automated testing and delivery of updates from the Rackspace engineering teams. Rackspace will also manage infrastructure operations such as patching, tuning and monitoring.

Rackspace CTO John Engates said in an email interview that if a large telco or service provider wants to become a public cloud provider, they have lots of options for the parts, but none of the sum:

Until now, there has been no way for them to get all the pieces they need. They could go to a hardware company who will pull a tractor trailer full of hardware up to…

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