February 19, 2013
LONDON, Feb. 19 – Rackspace Hosting is cementing its position as the open cloud company by working with Digital Realty Trust to bring a bigger UK datacentre facility online to serve an expanding European customer base.
“We have hired an additional 300 UK ‘Rackers’ in 2012 and increased our total server count by more than 10,000 over that same past year period,” said Taylor Rhodes, Managing Director, International at Rackspace. “Our customers are aligning their IT functions to take advantage of the open cloud and I am resolutely pleased to be able to move forward with an expanded datacentre. The age of the open cloud has arrived and our market success and subsequent expansion is testimony to that fact.”
This energy-efficient datacentre expansion facilitates Rackspace Hosting’s leadership position as an open cloud company, delivering open technologies worldwide. January 2013 saw an agreement signed to build up to 10-megawatts of UK datacenter space with a strategic construction plan designed to bring a total of five “data halls” online in stages.
The UK expansion of Rackspace’s open cloud footprint is based upon leasing “wholesale” datacentre space, as opposed to taking on the task of constructing its own facility premises. Rackspace has followed a similar approach to drive the wider development of its premises in Virginia, Chicago and Dallas in the USA as well as in Sydney, Australia.
Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support across a broad portfolio of open standards based IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. The company’s open cloud ethos and methodology centres around customer choice, flexibility and freedom from vendor lock in.
Rackspace Hosting is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 197,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. The company offers choice, flexibility and freedom from vendor lock in. Rackspace has been recognised by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and is featured on Sunday Times list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.”
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When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
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