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The Download: Aug. 21, 2015 — the Back-to-School Edition

Cloud Industry Insights by Abe Selig – August 21st, 2015

Welcome to the Download, where we share some of the week’s tech stories that caught our attention.

Microsoft Azure: Now with Pet Insurance from Rackspace

Product & Development by Shane Young – August 21st, 2015

No, not for your favorite puggle who sleeps on the couch all day long. You can now get insurance for those fluffy, slobbery and persistent production workloads running on Azure compute, and feel comfortable sleeping at night through Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. This game changing offering brings managed services to the Azure platform, allowing you to confidently transition from your datacenter to the cloud.

Choice, Scale and Maturity: When “Mission-Critical” Isn’t Just a Buzzword

Cloud Industry Insights by Adrian Otto – August 20th, 2015

Rackspace is proud to support the 2015 OpenStack Silicon Valley event as a headline sponsor. Come to our “OpenStack Fleet Management: What Rackspace Has Learned” session for unique insight from Matt Van Winkle, Senior Manager of Operations at Rackspace.

Rackspace Intelligence: New Features, Now Available to All Cloud Customers

Product & Development by Kapil Kansal – August 19th, 2015

Rackspace Intelligence is now generally available, giving customers a real-time and comprehensive overview of the health of their infrastructure at one glance.

Rackspace Hosted Exchange with Data Loss Prevention Protects Your Sensitive Information

Product & Development by Matt Gordon – August 18th, 2015

As businesses continue to rely on email systems for data transmission, the possibility of those systems becoming a pathway for sensitive information leakage, be it unintentional or malicious, is an increasing risk. Rackspace Hosted Exchange with Data Loss Prevention provides a method to control sensitive data transmission and mitigate that risk.

Office Hours Hangout: Lessons Learned from Developing Open Source Projects

Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush – August 17th, 2015

If you’re curious how a Windows developer would go about starting an open source project, you aren’t alone. Our most recent Office Hours Hangout guest, Don Schecnk, found himself ready to start an open source project, but didn’t know where to start. Fortunately for us, he documented his process, and spoke with us about it on our […]

OpenStack India Visit Reveals Interest, Energy in Cloud Computing

Cloud Industry Insights by Philip Williams – August 17th, 2015

Principal architect for Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack Philip Williams spoke at OpenStack India Day on storage architecture and technologies and the impact of OpenStack in energizing markets. He found high interest and energy among attendees and students.

The Download: Aug. 14th, 2015

Cloud Industry Insights by Abe Selig – August 14th, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone. It’s time for another edition of the Download, where we share some of the tech stories that caught our eye

Rackspace presented with Australian Business Award for Best Service Product, 2015

Racker Culture by Angus Dorney – August 13th, 2015

Rackspace has been awarded a 2015 Australian Business Award for Best Service Product, honouring our Managed Cloud offering. This follows state and national CSIA award wins, and taking top spot at the CeBIT.AU awards earlier this year.

[infographic] Outages and Outbreaks: How Secure Is Your Email?

Product & Development by Michelle Ramirez – August 11th, 2015

As email volume and dependence continues to skyrocket, so to do associated risks. Given that 70 percent of all email traffic is spam — the primary delivery method for viruses and malware — designing and implementing the right security solutions is crucial.

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