Rackspace acquires Anso Labs

Rackspace last week acquired software developer Anso Labs, a participant in the OpenStack project, which Rackspace co-founded with NASA as an open source project which covers the technology that powers the Rackspace cloud computing platform, backed by Dell, Citrix, Cisco and Canonical. Anso Labs designed and built the Nova compute fabric which is part of the NASA Nebula private cloud.

With the acquisition, Rackspace wants to increase its investment in the success of OpenStack and its open source strategy.