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Invest Insight: Rackspace's OpenStack Strategy Is Ambitious but Risky

Published: 21 March 2013

ID: G00250190

Analyst(s): John Christopher Rizzuto, Lydia Leong


OpenStack is a much-hyped but early-stage project with an uncertain future, posing risks. Investors should be aware of Rackspace's commitment to OpenStack and the challenges it might create. Company Impact: AMZN, CSCO, CTXS, HPQ, MSFT, RAX, RHT, VMW.

Table Of Contents


  • Findings
  • Overview
  • Hosting Is Not Cloud Computing
  • Investment Implications: Rackspace
  • Investment Implications: OpenStack

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