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Rackspace’s Pivot Is A Sign Of The Times For IaaS Providers

The race for public cloud workloads is quickly settling into a three horse race between tech giants Amazon, Microsoft , and Google. The amount of capital these three companies are pouring into infrastructure and R&D is astronomical. Rackspace has decided to focus on being a managed services provider and stop playing the price game with the big IaaS providers. GoGrid made a similar move in 2012. What is the future for the other IaaS providers? Check out my thoughts on Forbes.

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Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.

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