Rackspace Hosting CEO Joe Eazor says to expect things from the cloud firm in 2018, including international growth and an enhanced portfolio

Rackspace CEO on 2018: The Company will Continue Growing Internationally and Improving its Portfolio of Services

2017 was undoubtedly a busy year for Rackspace Hosting: the company went private, closed its two biggest acquisitions, opened its first office in Singapore, launched a pay-as-you-go private cloud service with HPE and hired a new CEO. Chief Executive Joe Eazor says to expect more big moves from the San Antonio- based cloud firm. In…

AWS Launches New Secret Cloud Region, AWS re:Invent is coming, Cloud providers brace for Cyber Monday and Azure acquires Datapipe.

Cloud Round-Up: AWS Launches New Secret Cloud Region, AWS re:Invent, Cloud Braces for Cyber Monday Shoppers and Rackspace Closes on Major Acquisition

On this week’s Cloud News Round-Up on Liftr News, Amazon Web Services launches a new secret cloud region for U.S. intelligence agencies, AWS gears up to host their majo conference, re:Invent set to focus on AI, Machine Learning in Las Vegas, Black Friday and Cyber Monday put the cloud in the spotlight and Rackspace closes on its largest acquisition…

Amazon sells parts of its Chinese cloud, Rackspace and HPE partner on a private cloud service, Forresters Cloud Predictions for 2018.

Cloud Round-Up: Amazon Sells Parts of its Chinese Cloud Business, Rackspace and HPE Partner, Forrester Predictions, Kroger Gives Amazon the Cold Shoulder

This week on the Cloud News Round-Up, Amazon sells parts of its Chinese cloud computing business to a local partner. Rackspace has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprises on a new managed service for enterprises that combines the flexible pricing model used in a public cloud with the dedicated infrastructure of a private cloud. Forrester makes big predictions…

Rubrik has tapped former Google Cloud executive Bertrand Yansouni as its new vice president of worldwide channels. Rackspace says it’s the cloud computing industry’s first pay-as-you-go pricing model for a private cloud offering. New data from Synergy Research Group concludes it is becoming hard for global cloud providers not established as leaders to win market share.

Rackspace and HPE Partner to Combine pay-as-you-go Public Cloud Model with Private Cloud Dedicated Infrastructure

Rackspace has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprises on a new managed service for enterprises that combines the pay-as-you-go pricing model used in public clouds with the single-tenant environment of a private cloud. The service, called OpenStack Private Cloud, will be generally available starting Nov. 28, Rackspace said in a blog post this week. Under the…

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison Rips AWS, introduces first autonomous database

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison used the company’s annual conference for developers, partners and customers to set the stage for a familiar act: bashing Amazon. In a keynote speech at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference, Ellison repeatedly ripped the company’s chief rival in the cloud sector while introducing a new autonomous database. The database uses machine learning to…