Rackspace to Open New Chicago Data Center Space
According to its Tues. statement, Rackspace expects the new facility to log on in late 2009 to provide extra geographic redundancy and supply infrastructure to keep on its fast expansion in its cloud business, and its continued expansion in its managed hosting business. “This new facility is the continuation of a successful relationship we commenced in Feb in DuPont Fabros’ Ashburn facility,” Rackspace Hosting property director Randy Smith asserted in an announcement.
“DuPont Fabros has the unique capability to design an information center infrastructure that will increase operational efficiencies and at last trustworthiness for our purchasers. This permits us to target the core of our business and continue to supply Obsessed Support. The new Chicago facility maximises operating efficiency using an enhanced power capacity and flexible design with N+2 redundancy on all major systems including heat refusal systems, generators and UPS systems.
Rackspace declared this lease is going to enable it to serve client demand faster and cost effectively than if Rackspace built its own facility. In addition, as the lease makes provisions for Rackspace to grow into the space over time, it’s much better ready to match its costs to cash as driven by consumer demand.
DuPont Fabros Technology general manager Hossein Fateh claimed his company is pleased Rackspace has settled on DuPont Fabros again to help it meet its expanding info center demand. “We believe that our highly effective information center design and unequalled operational experience provide Rackspace with a firm foundation to provide its clients with a superb service experience. 2 weeks back, Rackspace turned attention to its cloud when it made the directions for its Cloud Servers and Cloud Files APIs open source under the Createive Commons 3.0 Attribution license. In what it calls “a major advancement of its open cloud strategy,” this liberalization lets the open-source developer community copy, implement and alter the directions.