It took a while for Rackspace to launch its cloud service in the UK - the company launched in the US two years ago - but the new service looks fascinating.

It's not so much the cloud service itself - there's going to little differentiation there but the slickness of the offering was a bit of an eye-opener. What Rackspace has concentrated on heavily was the quality of the user interface and the ease of configuration.I spoke to Mike Interrante, the VP of product at Rackspace Cloud