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Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 19

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – September 19th, 2014

Rackspace::Solve New York; a letter from our new CEO to Rackers; the DevOps team takes home two Stevie Awards; and more in this week’s digest.

Rackspace::Solve NY: Growing Your Business With Private Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – September 18th, 2014

During a panel at Rackspace::Solve New York, Michelle Bailey, senior vice president of digital infrastructure and data initiatives at 451 Research, moderated a panel on opportunities in private cloud.

Rackspace::Solve NY: The ‘Second Stage Cloud’

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – September 18th, 2014

Businesses have moved beyond the exploration phase of the cloud and are now at the rationalization phase, the second of three technology adoption cycles, James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research told the crowd Thursday at Rackspace::Solve New York.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Enplug: Digital Billboards For Live Social Streams Powered By Rackspace Managed Cloud

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – September 18th, 2014

Rackspace Startup Program member Enplug is building a global network of social digital billboards and screens powered by Rackspace Managed Cloud.

Cloud Load Balancers: Monitor Bandwidth And Average Connection From The Control Panel

Product & Development by Joseph Palumbo – September 17th, 2014

Starting today, Rackspace Cloud customers using Cloud Load Balancers will be able to once again see graphs of incoming and outgoing bandwidth as well as average connection information for the past 24 hours for these traffic management devices.

A Smarter Alternative To Data Center Expansion

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – September 17th, 2014

How can IT regain a seat at the innovation table? The answer is simple – by aggressively refocusing resources on true core competencies and areas of differentiation, and investing in areas that truly create business value for the organization.

On DevOps And Soccer: Building A Winning Team

Cloud Industry Insights by John Yi – September 16th, 2014

At O’Reilly Velocity this week I talked about how the main drivers that helped turn around the US Men’s National Soccer Team are also needed to push forward the DevOps movement.

Ice Buckets Of…Security Awareness?

Cloud Industry Insights by Herbie Zimmerman – September 16th, 2014

At Rackspace, our security team works diligently to increase security awareness at all levels of the company, like the Ice Bucket Challenge increased awareness of ALS around the globe.

Come See Rackspace SharePoint Specialists At SPTechCon

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – September 16th, 2014

SPTechCon starts today in Boston, and as the No. 1 managed SharePoint specialist, Rackspace will have several of our SharePoint experts on-hand throughout the show sharing their expertise and helping you get up to speed on all things SharePoint. Here’s where you can find them.

Rackspace Cloud University Earns Bronze Brandon Hall Learning Excellence Award

Cloud Industry Insights by Steven Villarreal – September 15th, 2014

Rackspace Cloud University (CloudU) earned a bronze award for excellence in the Best Custom Content category on September 10 as part of the 20th Annual Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards.

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