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Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 19

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

This week, we join the OpenPOWER Foundation, highlight big data for small businesses and showcase how MyDirectves is using the cloud to change how people make their medical wishes known. Check out all that and more in this week’s digest.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight: A Look Back At 2014

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

Let’s take a look back at 2014 and revisit the Rackspace Startup Program’s adventures and some of the startups that we highlighted through the year.

Public Folders Now Available In Hosted Exchange 2013

Product & Development by Kevin Richey – December 17th, 2014

The wait is finally over for public folders in Hosted Exchange 2013. Exchange Public Folders let you share calendars, tasks, contacts and email across your organization. You can access folders from Outlook and other Exchange mail clients, the same way you access your personal folders. Starting today, Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013 customers can log into the Cloud Office Control Panel and enable public folders.

MyDirectives: Voicing Your Medical Wishes Via The Cloud

Partner & Customer Updates by Jeff Zucker – December 17th, 2014

MyDirectives is using the Rackspace Cloud to change the way people make their medical wishes known.

How Startups Can Use Big Data

Cloud Industry Insights by Sean Anderson – December 15th, 2014

One of the biggest misnomers in the big data community is that the “big” aspect of your data is a driving force behind your choice to implement a big data solution. I have sat through vendor presentations where they tout the exabytes of information accumulated by companies like Twitter and Pinterest. While these are always good reference points of how the technology is evolving, our customers (and most companies) are not dealing with exabytes of data. The truth is, in the real world companies are utilizing big data technologies to get insights from seemingly small amounts of data. This drove me to create a very simple and direct approach to showcasing “How startups can leverage big data.”

Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 12

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – December 12th, 2014

In this week’s digest, we take a look into the crystal ball and predict how the cloud will advance in 2015. We also talk about using Grafana to monitor your data; launch RackConnect RegionLink; and discuss the transition to an IT as a service broker.

Straight Up Startup Featuring Matt Wilbanks, CEO Of HelpSocial

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – December 11th, 2014

In this edition of Straight Up Startup, HelpSocial CEO Matt Wilbanks offers insight into building a startup around social media customer service.

RackConnect RegionLink: Get Fast, Reliable, Secure Inter-Region Private Connectivity

Product & Development by Joseph Palumbo – December 11th, 2014

Here, we take a deeper look at RackConnect RegionLink and discuss the importance of digital diversification while examining how RegionLink compares to alternatives.

RackConnect RegionLink: Reduce Latency, Increase Throughput Across Rackspace Regions

Product & Development by Sameer Satyam – December 10th, 2014

Today, we expand the RackConnect portfolio of connectivity services to include a new inter-region private connectivity service. RackConnect RegionLink is a fully managed service that enables you to transfer data between Rackspace Regions at a lower latency and with better throughput than over the Internet by utilizing an MPLS VPN connection over the Rackspace backbone.

Use Grafana For All Of Your Monitoring Data, Rackspace Or Otherwise

Product & Development by Shane Duan – December 9th, 2014

Here we’ll show you how we make it simple to bring up a Grafana dashboard to generate monitoring data for any kind of server, our infrastructure can receive and display that information so you can have a consistent experience across all of your products, Rackspace or otherwise.

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