Rackspace (RAX) is about to begin beta-testing its OpenStack cloud infrastructure platform....

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

Rackspace (RAX) is about to begin beta-testing its OpenStack cloud infrastructure platform. OpenStack, which has the support of Dell, H-P, IBM, Cisco, and other tech giants, is an open-source alternative to fast-growing proprietary platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure. However, Rackspace currently charges more for its cloud services than AWS, and the company says that's unlikely to change. (previously)