Rackspace CEO Takes a Positive Spin from AWS for OpenStack Growth

Rackspace’s cloud fortunes today are somewhat tied to the open-source OpenStack cloud platform, which it helped to create. Rhodes sees potential for OpenStack both in the public cloud space as well as the private.

“The market is warming up to OpenStack in terms of its readiness,” Rhodes said. “There are clearly paths still ahead of us around tools and functionality to be able to make OpenStack an at-parity stack, compared to a more mature technology stack, but I think the progress is increasing there.”