Is the acquisition of Rackspace AT&T's last chance to catch the cloud train?

Last week, Tiffany Lathe, Vice President and General Council of Rackspace announced that Rackspace is hiring Morgan Stanley to evaluate multiple inbound offers for acquisiton. Market immediately started to speculate about possible acquirers, AT&T, HP, EMC, Cisco and IBM are among the most prominent suspects. Rackspace, who stores data and manages software for enterprises on remote servers, differentiated itself from competitors, Google or Amazon, by keeping higher prices of its services, while providing superb customer experience to its clients. Combining that with a being second player on the market, just after Amazon's cloud services, it is understandable why Rackspace is now considered as a good acquisition target, by many.

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