Rackspace (RAX -1.1%) is throwing its weight behind Facebook's Open Compute platform, which...

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

Rackspace (RAX -1.1%) is throwing its weight behind Facebook's Open Compute platform, which enables the buildout of energy-efficient data centers featuring thousands of densely-packed servers. Embracing Open Compute could help Rackspace's OpenStack solutions become more cost-competitive relative to Amazon and Google's cloud infrastructure offerings - both Internet giants have been very aggressive with their pricing, and Rackspace has said it wants to compete in other ways. (Open Compute/ARM)