Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick
Supporting New Managed Cloud Offering
December 16, 2010
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Rackspace Hosting has acquired Cloudkick, creator web applications for easy and efficient cloud-server management.

Cloudkick offers what amounts to a cockpit for navigating complex cloud environments, with all the information and controls in one panel to help system administrators manage and monitor their servers across multiple providers from a single dashboard – no matter how large or complex the deployment. That dashboard lets users manage a hybrid infrastructure, across both multi-tenant virtualized servers and dedicated hardware.

Earlier this week, Rackspace defined a new category of hosting, managed cloud, which offers a new level of Fanatical Support to business users of cloud computing. Rackspace expects its acquisition of Cloudkick to enable it to deliver even better support through superior management tools that will be available directly to customers and also to the Rackers who serve them.

“We built Cloudkick to make the lives of system administrators easier,” said Alex Polvi, founder of Cloudkick. “With the support of Rackspace we look forward to fulfilling our vision, while getting our tools directly into the hands of customers as they adopt cloud computing.”

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