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Rackspace Gets Evangelical dedicated to the emergence of what it calls Computing-as-a-Service models

Rackspace has launched an evangelical site called dedicated to the emergence of what it calls Computing-as-a-Service models like hosting, cloud computing and SaaS to power corporate computing.

And it's hired hosting industry strategist Andrew Schroepfer to do the missionary work and provide the commentary and third-party content. There's a community portal for visitors to engage on the topic.

Schroepfer used to be a Piper Jaffray analyst and there developed and managed what is said to be the VoIP industry's primary market statistics. He then went to Goldman Sachs as VP and senior equity analyst on the Internet Infrastructure Services beat when Equinix, Loudcloud (now HP's), and Webex (now Cisco's) were executing their IPOs. He then founded, led and sold Tier1 Research, a specialist in hosting and data centers.

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