Developers have been buzzing lately about how virtualization containers can boost scale while lowering costs. We are big fans of containers and the ways that they simplify the deployment and management of cloud applications. We think the next step is containerizing and virtualizing the application, not just the machine.
ObjectRocket, the industrial strength MongoDB database-as-a-service company that we acquired in February, is now available in our Chicago data center. This means you can now use ObjectRocket as part of your Rackspace deployments.
The amazing thing about working in San Francisco is how fast things move. Companies spring up out of nowhere and, seemingly overnight, become a natural part of your daily working routine. Speed matters in this environment.
We are excited to announce that we have acquired Exceptional Cloud Services and its suite of developer solutions, including error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service capabilities. This acquisition continues to enhance our toolset for developers deploying and managing applications on the open cloud.
Why did Rackspace acquire ObjectRocket?
We are committed to providing customers with the tools they need to build their businesses on top of the Rackspace Open Cloud. Databases are the core of almost any application and MongoDB is quickly becoming the de facto choice for NoSQL applications. See the blog post from Rackspace president, Lew Moorman on the rationale for investing in MongoDB here.
I am super excited to announce to the world that we’re acquiring Mailgun. Mailgun is a developer-focused mail-as-a-service company based in San Francisco. They help developers integrate email sending and receiving capabilities into websites and applications built in a cloud world. This is a huge win for Rackspace and I couldn’t be more excited to work with them.