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Microsoft vs Rackspace

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Microsoft
Based on 4240 reviews.
Rackspace
Based on 15 reviews.
Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Rackspace Inc. is a managed cloud computing company based in Windcrest, Texas, USA, a suburb of San Antonio, Texas. The company also has offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Israel, and Hong Kong, and data centers operating in Texas, Illinois, Virginia, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Hong Kong. The company's email and apps division operates from Blacksburg, VA; other offices are located in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California.
Sample Customers
Microsoft Azure
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB
American Cancer Society, Exxon Mobil, Symantec
Microsoft Azure Object Storage
Umbraco, Xbox, Radioshack, 343 Industries, McKesson
Microsoft Azure File Storage
Talon, Camden
Microsoft Azure Block Storage
Mazda, BlinkBox, Rakuten Showtime, Xbox One, Serko, ChronoDrive
Azure Stack
Weblink, Fathym, Sage, CFD Support Ltd, The UberCloud Inc.
Rackspace ObjectRocket
MapMyFitness, SponsorHub, SumAll, The Control Group, Untappd
Rackspace Cloud Files
LoveBookOnline.com
Rackspace Hybrid Cloud
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Delmar International, Aeromexico
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
Comms Service Provider
31%
Computer Software Company
18%
Government
7%
Media Company
6%
Quotes From Member Reviews
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