Andrea‘s going to hate this.
Rackspace buys out Slicehost. Cool. Dandy. Whatever. Only one little problem. Rackspace is known for their spam. (Yes, they’re old. I don’t have time right now to go digging for more up to date links. First ones I found. Running out the door.) We have large portions of Rackspace’s IP blocks blocked at our routers due to this since there’s little to no follow up from those folks.
I for one think this is a very bad idea.