As one of the co-creators of OpenStack, an open source operating system for building clouds, Rackspace Inc. is understandably bullish on the prospect of an open cloud. According to Rackspace, OpenStack is the antidote for cloud lock-in. But is that enough to lure away the legions of customers using proprietary clouds, such as Amazon's and Google's?
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- How the Rackspace OpenStack play could be a competitive advantage for the San Antonio-based provider.
- How cloud providers such as IBM, Computer Sciences Corp. and Layered Technologies Inc. are deciding when it makes sense, strategically and financially, to re-architect a customer's application for the cloud.
- Tips on overcoming the challenging assessment process for FedRAMP, the U.S. government's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, and the role that third-party assessment organizations, or 3PAOs, play in getting there.
This was first published in August 2012