Published by: TechCrunch
Written by: Leena Rao
When Salesforce.com founder and CEO Marc Benioff launched his CRM platform in the cloud in 1999, he embarked on a “No Software” campaign to tout his “Software as a Service” agenda. Today, hosting service Rackspace is promoting a similar campaign with the launch of NoMoreServers.com, a site dedicated to the emergence of Computing-as-a-Service models (like hosting, cloud computing and SaaS) to power enterprise IT.
NoMoreServers.com is a rally cry of the computing-as-a-service era. The site seeks to empower businesses to acknowledge the decline of in-house computing and the rise of the All Cloud Enterprise (ACE). Covering hosting, cloud computing, SaaS, and the key vendors driving them (eg: Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Salesforce, etc), NoMoreServers.com will feature daily commentary explaining all things cloud computing. The site will include third-party content and news about hosting, cloud computing and will have a live community portal for visitors to engage on the topic of outsourcing computing.
Rackspace deliver hosting and cloud services to businesses and has more than 70,000 customers, including over 51,000 cloud computing customers. Hosting guru Andrew Schroepfer is taking lead of the new site. Schroepfer founded, led, and sold Tier1 Research, a research firm focused on the hosting and data center industry. Rackspace also recently partnered with Robert Scoble to launch Building 43, which aims to help businesses use modern technology and social sites to increase their exposure and the money they’re making by offering valuable advice.