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December 16, 2010

Rackspace acquires Cloudkick to provide cloud server management

Manage and monitor their servers across multiple providers from a single dashboard

By CBR Staff Writer

Rackspace, a provider of hosting and cloud computing services, has acquired Cloudkick, the creator of Web applications for easy and efficient cloud-server management.

Cloudkick offers a cockpit for navigating complex cloud environments, with all the information and controls in one panel to enable developers and system administrators deploy and manage their cloud environments.

Cloudkick enables its users manage and monitor their servers across multiple providers from a single dashboard no matter how large or complex the deployment. This dashboard lets users manage a hybrid infrastructure, across both multi-tenant virtualised servers and dedicated hardware.

Rackspace expects that its acquisition of Cloudkick to enable it to deliver support through superior management tools that will be available directly to users and also to the Rackers who serve them.

Rackspace chief strategy officer Lew Moorman said as cloud computing has made it easier to launch servers, companies launch a lot more of them, and use many of them inefficiently and even lose track of some.

"As we continue to deliver Fanatical Support in all that we do, Rackspace now has expanded its team and offerings to make managing IT infrastructure more seamless across various platforms, " Moorman said.

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Cloudkick founder Alex Polvi said with the support of Rackspace, they look forward to fulfilling their vision, while getting tools directly into the hands of users as they adopt cloud computing.

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