Rackspace now available through Cloud Exchange or cross connect
Rackspace cloud services were added Oct. 21 to the Equinix Cloud Exchange. For now, its limited to Equinix facilities in North America -- Dallas, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In addition to use of the exchange, Rackspace data centers may be reached more directly by setting up cross connects: the customer logs into the Equinix facility and sets up private line access to Rackspace through a provider of his choice, bypassing the need to go through the exchange, according to Equinix' Jim Poole. "They can set up a cross connect in minutes," he said, as a virtualized network segment. Cross connects used to be done ,manually.