Rackspace Acquires Slicehost and Jungle Disk
Rackspace announced its decision to acquire Slicehost and Jungle Disk, as well as to establish relationships with Limelight Networks and Sonian Networks. The moves are aims to provide better support to the company's new cloud hosting strategy.
October 23, 2008
With both Slicehost and Jungle Disk in its corporate pocket, Rackspace will rely on their solutions for on-demand, virtualized servers and online storage software and services.
"Cloud computing offers tremendous benefits to our customers that complement our traditional managed hosting services," said Lanham Napier, CEO, Rackspace Hosting. "Today, we made clear our intent to have the best suite of cloud offerings. Our new offerings are part of a strategy to bring cloud benefits to all businesses with simple, cost-effective products that everyone can use, backed by the best customer support that only Rackspace can deliver."
Slicehost is a leader in Xen-based virtual machine hosting with more than 15,000 "slices" online today. Jungle Disk offers reliable cloud storage solutions that allow users to easily share an unlimited amount of cloud storage between multiple users through a secure, mountable network drive and automatic backup.