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Lew Moorman discusses how the Cloud is ready for Enterprises


Lew Moorman, President of Cloud at Rackspace and Chief Strategy Officer, recently did an op-ed for discussing how the cloud is enterprise ready. “Cloud computing is for everyone but not for everything,” Lew is often quoted saying and enterprises are slowly discovering which pieces of their IT infrastructure fit in the cloud and which pieces are optimal to keep in-house or hosted on dedicated gear. This hybrid approach allows businesses, small and large, to run more efficiently and save money where appropriate.

Lew goes on to discuss the various cloud definitions, the open-source movement into the cloud and the opportunities available for software vendors.

Click here to read the full op-ed.

With the launch of OpenStack, enterprises can avoid vendor lock-in when coming to the Rackspace Cloud. It also serves as an opportunity for developers and vendors to offer services to enterprise customers to get their applications ready for the Cloud – from monitoring to integration to scaling and more. Click here to learn more about OpenStack.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.

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