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Rackspace's Risky Open Cloud Bet

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Rackspace Hosting on Monday announced the launch of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform designed to foster technology standards and cloud interoperability. NASA is collaborating on the project. Rackspace is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files and Cloud Servers public-cloud offerings to OpenStack, while NASA will provide the technology that powers the NASA Nebula Cloud Platform. Through joint technology development, Rackspace and NASA plan to leverage the efforts of open source software developers worldwide. (General)