Rackspace Sets UK Expansion Plans

San Antonio-based web hosting firm Rackspace Hosting said today that the firm is planning an expansion into the UK by the end of the year. The firm said it will be placing public cloud services infrastructure in the UK, as a result of demand from UK and European customers for local access. The firm said its public cloud business grew nearly 125 percent in 2009. Exact size and amount of datacenter space in the UK being planned was not announced by the company.