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Rackspace Hires Open Source Pro for OpenStack, Cloud Builder Push

Mar 14, 2012, 19:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Mukhar)

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"According to Shafer, there is still a lot of uncertainty in the OpenStack community. So although companies like Rackspace, rPath and Red Hat are competing for customers, there is what Shafer calls 'co-opetition' within the open source sector, meaning companies are competing with one another while simultaneously trying to advance open source platforms together. And Shafer thinks there is an opportunity for open source/OpenStack to grow. 'Open source gives companies the opportunity to build both public and private clouds,' Shafer explained. 'Open source is the biggest opportunity we have to create more value for computing.'"

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