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San Antonio, Texas based Rackspace has launched its Cloud hosting service in Europe today with its UK cloud service datacenter. The cloud service will offer Cloud Files and Cloud storage. Rackspace’s cloud service is based on OpenStack Objevt Storage and provides instant scalable cloud-based storage for backups or easy access.
Rackspace released the source code for OpenStack to public in 2010. The Cloud service itself is based on the Xen hypervisor and offers flexible and efficient server options for companies allowing them to offer hosted sites that are completely scalable. The service is available in both Windows and Linux versions with full root access, control panel, API, and the recently acquired Cloudkick service all available.
More than 500 customers signed up for the beta service while Rackspace has more than 100,000 customers globally.