Rackspace is offering to streamline the Amazon Web Services (AWS) adoption experience for customers with an enhanced strategic channel partnership announced Monday. With the partnership, Rackspace seeks to address the common lack of internal resources and expertise needed to quickly and effectively move workloads.
The new strategic relationship has three key components, according to the announcement. Rackspace will offer Solution and Migration Advisory Services, including AWS-specific technical resources to help plan migration, along with assessment of workloads, from server types and configurations to systems architecture design, to ensure the best fit.
New Cloud Technology Partners Solution to Kickstart AWS Adoption
Migration Service Delivery allows customers to tap Rackspace support and engineers with access to AWS professional services to efficiently migrate or provision new applications on AWS.
Rackspace Advanced Migration Tooling uses automation to allow customers to move various workloads to AWS via a point-and-click self-service interface within the Rackspace Control Panel.
“We have worked closely with Rackspace over the last several years and have been very impressed by their dedication to invest in the capabilities required to become one of the next-generation leaders in the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program,” said Terry Wise, global vice president of channels and alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Rackspace is a solid example of an AWS

 

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. reminded investors that luring shoppers away from stores and dominating the cloud-computing industry isn’t cheap.
The company on Thursday forecast a potential quarterly loss for the first time in two years. Amazon said it’s boosting spending on new warehouses to meet growing e-commerce demand, data centers for its Amazon Web Services division, video programming to keep customers engaged and gadgets like the Echo line of voice-activated speakers to stay on the cutting edge of the emerging smart-home market.
The outlook underscored the high cost of Amazon’s business model, which consistently delivers big sales gains and plows a chunk of that money back into the company by hiring workers, expanding its footprint and launching new products.
Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said Amazon’s expenses would climb in the second half of the year as it hires workers and works out the kinks in new warehouses to prepare for the peak shopping season. That’s why Amazon projected operating income in the current period ranging from a loss of $400 million to a gain of $300 million. The last projected quarterly loss came in July 2015 for similar reasons.
The third quarter “is generally a high investment period for the holiday,” he said.
Analysts estimated operating profit of $863.5 million, and shares fell as much as 4.3 percent to $1,001.80 in extended trading Thursday after the forecast and earnings were reported. Friday morning the stock

 

Despite the growth in cloud hosting for production environments, nearly half of developers (44 percent) use a private, in-house cloud platform for development, ahead of Amazon Web Services (16 percent) and Microsoft Azure (13 percent).

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Rackspace is building a managed services product for Amazon Web Services, its rival in the public cloud market where Rackspace has struggled to grow.

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London-based cloud hosting provider ElasticHosts has launched a container-based cloud infrastructure service, Springs.io, which features elastic capacity scaling and pay-per-use billing at lower prices than equivalent virtualization-based cloud services like Amazon Web Services.

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Gartner has released its annual Infrastructure-as-a-Service Magic Quadrant, reporting that Amazon Web Services has once again built on its seemingly insurmountable lead last year, while many vendors trended down and to the left. In Gartner MQ parlance, no quadrant is bad, however.

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HP is no longer aiming to compete head-to-head with the likes of Amazon Web Services in the market for renting or buying computing, according to HP Helion product management SVP Bill Hilf as quoted in a New York Times blog post this week.

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HP is no longer aiming to compete head-to-head with the likes of Amazon Web Services in the market for renting or buying computing, according to HP Helion product management SVP Bill Hilf as quoted in a New York Times blog post this week.

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Pivotal is providing new capabilities in its Platform-as-a-Service, Cloud Foundry, for enterprises wanting to extend their hybrid cloud environment to Amazon Web Services, and it is also now allowing customers to use its own managed public PaaS cloud at no additional cost.

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With hybrid cloud becoming more popular with enterprises, managing workloads across public clouds and on-premise infrastructure can be a challenge. To address this, hosting and cloud provider Carpathia launched its Cloud Operations Platform for Amazon Web Services on Wednesday.

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