back to article Rackspace enters tipping-point year with newly minted sales chief

Rackspace support manager Jeff Cotten was Tuesday named company president, halving the workload of the now single-jobbed chief executive Taylor Rhodes. Newly private Rackspace has promised more professional services in support of public clouds and VMware as it enters a tipping point year. Cotten, with Rackspace for eight …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tipping over, if they don't get their act together.

    Private ownership helps, normally... but not when the majority owner is a VC milking a successful startup to death. Is that essentially Apollo's game?

  2. JaitcH
    Meh

    For the sake of transparency ...

    why does 'The Register' never disclose it's relationship with Rackspace?

    After all, The Registers reson d'etre is transparency.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: For the sake of transparency ...

      What relationship - as a mere hosting customer?

      Former customer, apparently.. http://www.rackspace.co.uk/customers/register in search results but the page is gone. Apparently they forgot to update their Dutch site, as http://www.rackspace.nl/customers/register still works (in English). Like I said they don't have their act together.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It seems like they are at a crossroads. I'll give them credit though for figuring out that they are not going to win a price, or tech, war with AWS and Google.

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