Rackspace Attacks Amazon With New Cloudy Clones

Timothy Prickett Morgan | The Register | April 15, 2013

AWS spies clone army advancing on service provider, telco fronts

Look out, Amazon Web Services. Rackspace is cloning its own cloudy service – and to quote Jimi Hendrix's Foxy Lady, it's "comin' to getcha."

Way back when, Rackspace Hosting teamed up with NASA to create the OpenStack community precisely to leverage the smarts and excitement of the open source community to take on the closed and controlled AWS cloud. Now Rackspace will take OpenStack and leverage its own experience in building custom infrastructure to house OpenStack clouds, and deliver it as a service to telecommunication and service provider customers.

Basically, it'll now sell and operate clones of its own Rackspace Cloud, turning its enemies into allies in its battle against AWS.