Rackspace Recruits Partner For Cloud Offerings

San Antonio-based Rackspace, a provider of IT hosting services, said today that it is looking to sign on resellers and affiliates for its cloud computing efforts. According to the firm, it has created a new Partner Program aimed at solutions providers, including discounts of up to 12 percent on large volume resellers, as well as earnings of 5 to 7 percent on a referred hosting customer's payments for up to three years. The firm said it hopes the program will encourage partners to build tools on top of its open APIs, and also to encourage customer referrals and resellers.