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Rackspace said today that it will release the APIs for its Cloud Servers product, which provides on-demand, per-instance-based computing. Releasing the APIs means a variety of companies — such as RightScale — will be able to build products and development platforms using Rackspace’s cloud without going […]

Logo_lockup_version-2 SPOTRackspace said today that it will release the APIs for its Cloud Servers product, which provides on-demand, per-instance-based computing. Releasing the APIs means a variety of companies — such as RightScale — will be able to build products and development platforms using Rackspace’s cloud without going through its control panel to manually allocate the necessary servers. This helps bring Cloud Servers, which Rackspace acquired through its purchase of Slicehost last year, into the same league as Amazon’s EC2, which already allows developers to build platforms and management products on Amazon’s cloud through its own APIs.

Emil Sayegh, general manager of the Rackspace Cloud, says the company plans plants to add more features to its cloud products over the next few weeks, such as backing up information to Cloud Files (the Rackspace storage cloud) automatically, and Windows in the cloud. These are both features Amazon Web Services already has. Saygegh also says Rackspace plans to release its API to the open source community, which may speed the development of an open API for building programs on cloud platforms.

  1. Sounds like a good deal people!

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  2. This is indeed good news. The price of cloud storage will come down in near future.

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  3. [...] Rackspace, the web hosting company that is trying to morph itself into a utlity computing provider has just taken a step in the right direction to make it happen. By opening its API’s, Rackspace will make it’s cloud offering useful to the developer community. You you, it’s kind of hard to imagine being successful the in the utility business without the support and involvement of developers. Rackspace said today that it will release the APIs for its Cloud Servers product, which provides on-demand, per-instance-based computing. Releasing the APIs means a variety of companies — such as RightScale — will be able to build products and development platforms using Rackspace’s cloud without going through its control panel to manually allocate the necessary servers. This helps bring Cloud Servers, which Rackspace acquired through its purchase of Slicehost last year, into the same league as Amazon’s EC2, which already allows developers to build platforms and management products on Amazon’s cloud through its own APIs. (GigaOM) [...]

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  4. Typo: “plants to add more features”
    Should be: “plans to add more features”

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  5. [...] – “Rackspace Opens Up Its Cloud for [...]

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  6. [...] This helps bring Cloud Servers, which Rackspace acquired through its purchase of Slicehost last year, into the same league as Amazon’s EC2, which already allows developers to build platforms and management products on Amazon’s cloud through its own APIs………[read entire story] [...]

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  7. HI,

    What is Rackspace Cloud Server API? and How can I use that with ASP.NET application?

    Can you please tell me?

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  8. [...] the workings of a panoply of cloud services – whether they buy them from Amazon’s EC2, Rackspace or other providers. The service currently works with EC2, Rackspace, Linode, GoGrid, Slicehost, Rimuhosting [...]

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  9. [...] service providers. In addition to Amazon S3, there are now compelling offerings from Microsoft, Rackspace, EMC, and soon, Google. Even though the public clouds have garnered more than their share of [...]

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