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“We Now Have Rights We Didn’t Have”

Racker Culture by Tracy Idell Hamilton – June 30th, 2015

“We said we would do it as soon as it becomes legal…” read the subject line of the email Randy Bartels sent to his Rackspace coworkers at 10:51 a.m. Friday, letting them know he and longtime partner Sean P. Wise were headed to the Bexar County Clerk’s Office to wed.

The Control Group CTO: We Needed Performance and Scalability

Today’s guest post is by Shiem Edelbrock, Chief Technology Officer of The Control Group, a San Diego-based tech company whose projects include Instant Checkmate, Reverse Phone and NextGen Leads. As the CTO of The Control Group, I manage our flagship product, Instant Checkmate, which allows users to perform background checks on just about anybody. We […]

Rackspace Cloud Big Data Platform Supports New Apache Streaming Tools

Product & Development by Sean Anderson – June 29th, 2015

Rackspace Data Services now supports popular Hadoop ecosystem tools Apache Storm and Apache Kafka. Together, Storm and Kafka combine to make workloads like the processing of incoming streaming data sources easy, by providing a single destination for the incoming data feed.

The Download: June 26th, 2015

Cloud Industry Insights by Abe Selig – June 26th, 2015

The world of technology generates so many great stories it can be hard to keep up. We’ll be highlighting some of the most interesting each Friday in the Download. And if you come across a cool, weird or noteworthy tech-related story worth sharing, let us know in the comments section or send it directly to

Natural Disasters Have Companies Rethinking On-Premise IT

Our guest blogger today is Ken Goldberg, president of Microcomputer Consulting Group (MCG), which assists clients in applying technology to solve business problems in a cost effective, streamlined and intelligent manner. MCG is also part of Rackspace’s Email Reseller program. You can read more about their high-performance cloud infrastructure in this case study. Below, Goldberg writes about how natural disasters like […]

The Top 5 Ways VMware vRealize Operations 6 Beats Other Monitoring Tools

Product & Development by Brent Scotten – June 25th, 2015

VMware® vRealize™ Operations™ 6 is now included with Rackspace’s single-tenant service, Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™ — check out the five reasons why it rises above the crowd of IT operations management tools.

Hear How a Smart Parking App Startup Grapples with Growth at Solve Dallas

Product & Development by Abe Selig – June 24th, 2015

Have you ever been in the middle of an important meeting — or just a really good lunch — and had to drop everything to run and feed your parking meter? This was the pain point most distressing to James Gibbs and Daniel Lopretto, co-founders of the Pittsburgh-based app Meter Feeder, which allows users to find and […]

Customers Can Now Monitor Rackspace-Hosted VMware vSphere Infrastructure with VMware vRealize Operations 6

Product & Development by Brent Scotten – June 24th, 2015

Rackspace now bundles the award-winning VMware® vRealize™ Operations™ 6 (vROps, formerly vCOps) with their hosted Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™ (Dedicated vCenter) service. Customers who purchase VMware vSphere® licensing from Rackspace will receive a vROps 6 license for their hosted environment free of charge. Rackspace’s offering, Dedicated vCenter, is a single-tenant environment that allows customers to […]

YETI Coolers Keeps Focus on Cold Instead of IT Support

Cloud Industry Insights by Abe Selig – June 23rd, 2015

When Austin brothers Roy and Ryan Seiders got sick of replacing their cheap coolers after every hunting and fishing trip, they decided to build a better cooler. YETI Coolers was born in 2006, and the high end, industrial strength coolers — they’re even certified bear-proof — quickly gained a cult following among fellow outdoors enthusiasts. […]

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