Rackspace Adds Cloudkick’s Server Management

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  • As more companies explore the option of tapping private and public clouds, managing the various services can be problematic. In fact, hosting provider Rackspace says we’ve reached a point where some companies face “cloud chaos.”

    As ServerWatch reports, Rackspace’s purchase of Cloudkick is designed to help its customers manage the chaos and server sprawl that can accompany having to deal with services from different vendors. The company offers a kind of a cockpit dashboard for navigating complex cloud computing environments that can be used by either developers or system administrators.

    Cloud computing offers a potentially great way for IT to offload and expand infrastructure resources outside of the data center, but managing those cloud resources can be tricky.

    Enter Rackspace Hosting, which on Thursday announced the acquisition of Cloudkick, a startup provider of Web applications designed to make cloud-server management easy and efficient. The Cloudkick dashboard is designed to let customers manage a hybrid infrastructure, across both multi-tenant virtualized servers and dedicated hardware.

    Read the full story at Server Watch:

    Rackspace Looks to Bring Order to ‘Cloud Chaos’

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