Up, up and away! Rackspace Launches Cloud Infrastructure in Europe

Filed in Product & Development by Rackspace | January 19, 2011 10:36 am

Today we officially launch[1] our Cloud Infrastructure in the UK and to mark the occasion last night our UK office held an action-packed launch party at the Texas Embassy[2] in Trafalgar Square, London. The event was attended by some of our current cloud customers including Betfair,[3] Pod1[4] and Netbiscuits[5] and over 20 journalists including the BBC[6], The Telegraph[7], Wall Street Journal[8], V3.co.uk,[9] Computer Weekly[10] and Silicon.com[11].

The event was hosted by our very own CEO, Lanham Napier and kicked off with a few one-on-ones to discuss the cloud launch and what it will mean for businesses in the UK and then quickly moved on with Demos of how to build a Cloud Server on a using the new Rackspace Cloud Pro iPad Application v1.1.1.

In addition to mobile management of The Rackspace Cloud through the iPhone[12] and iPad[13] Apps, we have added the ability to access our UK Cloud Offerings via the Cloudkick[14] control panel. Now you can manage both US and UK Cloud Servers from one control panel using Cloudkick and get access to Cloudkick’s advance monitoring features.

If you are a currently a Rackspace Cloud customer and would like to deploy UK-based Cloud Servers and/or Cloud Files, please click here[15] to learn more.  If you would like to migrate your US-based instance from the US to the UK, please send an email to cloudmigrations@rackspace.co.uk[16] and we will guide you through the process.

The new UK cloud offerings include Rackspace Cloud Files[17], running on OpenStack™ Object Storage, and Cloud Servers[18], based on the Xen hypervisor. The new cloud platform joins the dedicated hosting platform already offered in the UK.

Today marks a significant milestone for Rackspace as we demonstrate our commitment to going global – stay tuned for more exciting news throughout 2011. It is going to be a great, and truly global year for us.

Endnotes:
  1. officially launch: http://www.rackspace.co.uk/rackspace-home/media-centre/news/article/article/rackspace-launches-cloud-infrastructure-in-europe/?tx_ttnews%5bbackPid%5d=3934&cHash=dbdfd6820ba8cc24c97e4c1a801617b2
  2. Texas Embassy: http://www.texasembassy.com/
  3. Betfair,: http://www.betfair.com/
  4. Pod1: http://www.pod1.com/
  5. Netbiscuits: http://www.netbiscuits.com/
  6. BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
  7. The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
  8. Wall Street Journal: http://europe.wsj.com/home-page
  9. V3.co.uk,: http://www.v3.co.uk/
  10. Computer Weekly: http://www.computerweekly.com/Home/
  11. Silicon.com: http://www.silicon.com/
  12. iPhone: http://../../iphone/
  13. iPad: http://../../ipad/
  14. Cloudkick: http://../../tools/applications/cloud-servers-partners/system-management/cloudkick/
  15. here: http://www.rackspace.co.uk/cloud-hosting
  16. cloudmigrations@rackspace.co.uk: mailto:cloudmigrations@rackspace.co.uk
  17. Cloud Files: http://www.rackspace.co.uk/cloud-hosting/cloud-files/
  18. Cloud Servers: http://www.rackspace.co.uk/cloud-hosting/cloud-servers/

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