Earlier this month, Rackspace shared some exciting news – they have completed their acquisition of Datapipe. Rackspace will now be able to better meet the growing demand customers have to consume IT as a service across multiple cloud platforms, and in a way that is flexible, secure and cost-efficient. Datapipe will bring some new capabilities to Rackspace including an expanded global data center presence in key markets, traditional colocation services to reduce cost and risk for customers moving applications out of corporate data centers, and new software and tools to better serve enterprise customers, among many others. Despite being viewed as rivals in the past, Rackspace and Datapipe are now better together, combining their companies to create an opportunity to build the world’s #1 provider of IT as a service. Rackspace is now the world’s #1 provider of managed hosting and private cloud solutions that more companies are using. Now that the acquisition is complete, Rackspace is continually evaluating the best qualities of both businesses, in order to blend them into the global leader in providing IT as service, and to continue delivering value and performance. They will be integrating over several months, taking care to maintain and enhance the customer experience during this exciting time.