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Steve Beaver
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Rackspace’s future has been in question since CEO Lanham Napier stepped down in February of 2014. While Rackspace is a profitable company, it must be feeling the squeeze from larger players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google. Amazon and Google in particular have slashed prices for their Platform as a Service (PaaS) products, leaving…

CloudComputing

I can remember as I child one of my favorite television shows was the Six Million Dollar Man. In case you’re not really old enough to remember the show, it was about an astronaut named Steve Austin who is severely injured in the crash of an experimental Lifting Body Aircraft, he is “rebuilt” in an operation that costs six million dollars.

CloudComputing

In what may have seemed like an eternity, at least in the way time is measured in technology and the cloud space, IBM has been putting the finishing touches on its different acquisitions and the development of the Big Blue Cloud Stack. Although IBM seems to be fashionably late to the cloud party, I believe…

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