Rackspace acquires Cloudkick

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, December 20th, 2010   |  

Hosting provider Rackspace has acquired Cloudkick, a company which provides web applications for cloud server management. Cloudkick can manage and monitor servers across multiple providers from a single dashboard. Rackspace will integrate the Cloudkick solution into the Rackspace fold. Unfortunately details about the amount of money Rackspace paid for the product were not disclosed.

The Cloudkick dashboard allows adding and removing servers from Rackspace cloud, Amazon EC2, Linode, GoGrid, Slicehost, Rimuhosting and VPS.NET enabling monitoring an unlimited amount of instances. Servers can be monitored from one space, and labeled and color-coded for a clear overview.

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Cloudkick started two years ago, growing rapidly and working with companies like Mozilla and National Instruments, Cloudkick is also an active member of the OpenStack community, the open source cloud project which was founded by Rackspace in July this year by open sourcing the technology which power its cloud computing platform. Cloudkick announced that they will keep supporting cloud platforms besides Rackspace as well.


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