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Rackspace president: Amazon whupped us. But now we've got a plan

Taylor Rhodes wasn’t afraid to say it.

For about 18 months, cloud and hosting provider Rackspace stumbled, after doing well on public markets for four years, Rhodes, Rackspace’s president, said in an interview with VentureBeat today. 553 more words

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Amazon Web Services revenue growth is way down

Yes, Amazon Web Services is still a big and growing public cloud. But it’s not growing at the rate it once did.

Amazon just released its quarterly earnings report for the second quarter of 2014. 401 more words

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Rackspace is now ready to talk about charging for cloud infrastructure by the minute (updated)

Updated at 2:56 p.m. Pacific with comment from Rackspace.

Rackspace doesn’t want to be in the commodity public cloud business. But it is making one concession to those fast-moving companies. 290 more words

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Microsoft Azure cloud revenue keeps on growing

Microsoft’s quickly maturing Azure public cloud looks to be generating more revenue for the company — fortunately for cloud-obsessed chief executive Satya Nadella.

Azure growth was up more than 100 percent year over year, according to a statement that came out alongside… 154 more words

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Amazon can't use stall tactics to hide its cloud revenues for much longer

For years, market-leading public cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) has hidden in the shadows of Amazon.com’s quarterly earnings statements. But that could change.

Amazon might have to open up about the profitability of its cloud division to comply with federal accounting standards in the near future, as the revenue and assets of its AWS division grow larger. 365 more words

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Talking the Cloud Business With Amazon CTO Werner Vogels

In its relatively short eight-year life-span, there’s a lot we’ve come to know — and yet a lot more that we don’t — about Amazon Web Services. 1,511 more words

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Rackspace says so long to commodity cloud wars with new pricing model

Cloud and hosting provider Rackspace has had it tough lately, relative to some competitors. Now the company is working to get into a more stable position. 558 more words

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