Rackspace Launches UK Cloud Services

San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting, the provider of web hosting and cloud infrastructure, said today that it has launched its cloud infrastructure in the United Kingdom. According to the firm, it has launched a new, UK-based service which allows UK-based companies to use its cloud infrastructure services, which comply with European laws which deal with offshore data. Rackspace said it now has over 500 customers in beta for its services, including Rackspace Cloud Files, and its Xen-based Cloud Servers. Rackspace was already providing dedicated servers in the UK.