It is hard to imagine a nicer setting for a conference than Nice, the beautiful Mediterranean city on the Côte d’Azur in southern France. I had the pleasure of traveling to Nice in mid-May to present a keynote at the TMForum, a summit of global telecommunications providers. I was taken in by the azure waters off the Promenade des Anglais, the intimacy of old-world plazas and the resplendent lighting of the Hotel Negresco at night.
Something Rackspace knows firsthand is that building and operating a successful cloud business is hard. Going from being in the dedicated server business to being a recognized leader in cloud has been a journey for us, and we’ve learned a lot over the past few years to get to the position we are in today.