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Rackspace launches integrated software and hardware OpenStack solution for any data center

Rackspace was one of the founders of the OpenStack cloud computing platform project (together with NASA) and the company has long offered enterprises the option to manage their private OpenStack deployments for them. For the most part, that meant those companies had to build their own hardware and infrastructure, though — and incur the up-front cost of doing so. Starting today,… Read More

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OpenStack’s Mitaka release focuses on manageability and user experience

The OpenStack Foundation today launched Mitaka, the thirteenth release of its open source enterprise cloud platform. In many ways, this new release shows the growing maturity of the project, which was originally incubated in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA. Instead of lots of major feature additions (though there are still plenty of those), the focus for this release was on making the platform… Read More

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Customer communication startup Intercom raises $50M

Intercom, a startup helping businesses talk to their customers, has raised an additional $50 million in funding. Intercom’s products cover everything from website chat to marketing to customer support. When the company raised funding last year, co-founder and CEO Eoghan McCabe (pictured above) said integration is one of the big elements of the company’s strategy —… Read More

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