Rackspace becomes OpenStack Days Nordic sponsor

Andreas Månsson Partners

Rackspace the global leader in hybrid cloud and co-founder of OpenStack joins OpenStack Days Nordic as sponsor. Rackspace have delivered enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world since 1998 and have grown to serve more than 205,000 customers.

We spoke to Frank Weyns, Director, OpenStack International at Rackspace about the Rackspaces decision to join the OpenStack Days Nordic and their thoughts on it.


Why did you decide to become a partner to the OpenStack Days Nordic?

Rackspace is the Co-founder of OpenStack. We have multiples offices all across Europe. One of Rackspace’s focus areas are the Nordic countries because of their passion for open source software.

What do you hope to get from the event?

Show the commitment of Rackspace to the OpenStack community and meet and greet our Nordic customers.

What are your thoughts on the Nordic OpenStack community?

OpenStack is growing worldwide but some regions like the Nordic have more active communities than others. As we’ve seen tremendous growth in this region, we would love to hear from Openstack users in the Nordics what their experiences are.

How are you involved in OpenStack?

We are the Co-Founder of OpenStack and a top contributor to the OpenStack community. I am the European Director of Openstack at Rackspace and within this capacity I am responsible for everything Openstack-related at Rackspace.

How are you using OpenStack?

Rackspace is running the largest OpenStack cloud in the world and delivering private OpenStack cloud to customers worldwide. We visit Openstack Days all across the world to share with the open source community what we’ve learned from running and operating the biggest open source cloud in the world.

What do you love most about OpenStack?

It’s a powerful and scalable cloud, while still being an extremely open and versatile platform.


Rackspace description:

Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and co-founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Rackspace operate on four continents, and have been featured on Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to work for.

Rackspace integrate the industry’s best technologies for each customer’s specific need. Rackspace deliver best-fit solutions by leveraging a portfolio of public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, and a combination of platforms. Most importantly, it’s all backed by our award-winning Fanatical Support.