Though Rackspace (RAX) and many IT giants have high hopes for the OpenStack cloud infrastructure...

|About: Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX)|By:, SA News Editor

Though Rackspace (RAX) and many IT giants have high hopes for the OpenStack cloud infrastructure platform, observers are wondering if it's too late for OpenStack to challenge Amazon Web Services' (AWS) dominance, given the manic growth AWS is posting, and its sudden willingness to integrate with private clouds. OpenStack supporters hope fears of AWS customer lock-in, along with the market's growth potential, will give it room to maneuver.