VIDEO: Rackspace CTO Explains Why Open Compute Matters and Why White Box Servers Work

In a conversation with, Rackspace CTO John Engates explained that server hardware isn’t a differentiator for his company, even as they seek to support the Facebook-led Open Compute initiative.

Engates noted that Rackspace is competing further up the stack than just server hardware, and it’s not necessarily a matter of having the best technology, since many providers will have the same technology. As such for Rackspace, the competitive differentiation is about support, knowledge and operational excellence.


Read the full story at ServerWatch:
Rackspace CTO: Open Rack Is Nice, But We Like Our White Boxes

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