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Pour STEM Into Your Community And Watch It Grow!

Racker Culture by Thomas "Tweeks" Weeks – November 21st, 2014

As part of our Fanatical Support promise, Rackspace believes in investing in STEM and tech in our local communities. We believe that open sharing makes us all smarter and fortifies our community’s technical and entrepreneurial foundations. We do this across the globe, from Texas to Australia. And it is especially evident in our mid-Atlantic dev office in Blacksburg Va. — affectionately known as “Racksburg”

Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 21

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – November 21st, 2014

This week, Forrester rated Rackspace Private Cloud a “strong performer;” we reduced the price of our DevOps Automation service; we talked about the scalability of RackConnect v3; and much more. Check it out now in the weekly digest.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: December 2014

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – November 20th, 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in December 2014. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. Here is a partial list of global startup events complied by the contributors of StartupDigest.

Build Rich Network Services With OpenStack’s Neutron API

Product & Development by Sameer Satyam – November 20th, 2014

Today, we make it easier for Rackspace Cloud users to build rich network services with the availability of the OpenStack Neutron Networking API. This milestone greatly increases your ability to create and manage networking services and capabilities and makes it possible to add a number of immediate and future improvements.

Rackspace Wins Best Cloud Solution Award At MSPWorld

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

Rackspace recently earned the 2014 MSPWorld Cup Award for Best Cloud Solution at the MSPWorld Conference. The MSPWorld Cup, awarded by MSPAlliance, recognizes companies that demonstrate consistent efforts to advance the cause of cloud and managed service providers through cutting edge technology, services and solutions to the IT channel.

We’ve Improved Email Notifications For Cloud Monitoring Remote Checks

Product & Development by Shane Duan – November 19th, 2014

We have just released an enhancement in the notification emails for Cloud Monitoring remote checks to make it easier for you to digest the content. While the change is small, we would like to take this opportunity to give you an overview of the remote monitoring feature in the context of explaining the feature.

OpenStack Summit Paris: Federated Clouds Becoming A Reality [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – November 17th, 2014

In this video from OpenStack Summit Paris, CERN’s Tim Bell and Rackspace DevOps Practice CTO Chris Jackson talk about cloud federation and the work Rackspace and CERN openlab are doing together.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 14

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – November 14th, 2014

It was another rocking week here at The Rack. We joined the Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network; launched Mailgun managed email; examined the difference between DIY MongoDB and ObjectRocket MongoDB; and much more. Check it all out in this week’s digest.

MongoDB DIY vs. MongoDB On ObjectRocket [Infographic]

Cloud Industry Insights by Sean Anderson – November 13th, 2014

This infographic highlights some of the more pervasive considerations for running MongoDB at scale in comparison to leveraging a managed service like ObjectRocket.

Explore The Five Pillars Of Cloudiness

Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush – November 13th, 2014

A year and a half ago, we published several blog posts about the Pillars of Cloudiness. These posts served as a guide for architecting an application to take full advantage of the cloud’s capabilities. We realized that there was a wealth of information in these posts and we wanted to combine—and update—them into a white paper called The Cloud Pillars.

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