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Preparing For The Big Data Revolution

Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Perkins – April 23rd, 2014

It is no accident that we have recently seen a surge in the amount of interest in big data. Businesses are faced with unprecedented opportunities to understand their customers, achieve efficiencies and predict future trends thanks to the convergence of a number of technologies. Businesses need to take every opportunity to store everything they can. Lost data represents lost opportunities to understand customer behaviour and interests, drivers for efficiency and industry trends.

Object Storage Tomorrow: Erasure Coding

Cloud Industry Insights by Jonathan Kelly – April 23rd, 2014

My last post talked about the benefits of Object Storage today. My next few posts will talk about the future direction of Object Storage technology, and the upcoming features that you should be aware of. Today, I will talk about Erasure Coding. Once again, this post will be Swift-centric, but many of these concepts will likely be embraced by other platforms as well.

Open Source Databases And The Cloud: Takeaways From The Percona MySQL Conference [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Sean Anderson – April 22nd, 2014

At the Percona MySQL conference, Rackspace sat down with SiliconANGLE’s ‘The Cube’ to discuss the conference, the community and the work Rackspace is doing in the data space. Here is the full video and some key takeaways about open source databases and the cloud.

Is Your Business Email Secure?

Cloud Industry Insights by Brooke Jackson – April 22nd, 2014

How can you make sure the information in your email remains private and only accessible to the intended recipients? Can you risk hours or even days of email downtime due to a virus that employees unknowingly spread?

Embracing Mobile First Design

Mobile by Garrett Heath – April 21st, 2014

It’s time for online businesses and retailers to put an emphasis on mobile development rather than treating it as an afterthought.

Strategising For Spikes

Cloud Industry Insights by Angus Dorney – April 21st, 2014

Strategising for spikes in your online business is really important yet, astonishingly, many organizations, namely some here in Australia, are still not doing it effectively. I believe that ineffective preparation for online spikes is inexcusable with the technology available today.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: April 18

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

This week we hear from Performance Cloud Servers customers, get Cloud Databases monitoring in the Control Panel, break up with an online store and much more.

SQL Is Dead, Long Live SQL!

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Wing – April 17th, 2014

“Big Data” is one of the biggest buzzwords in the technology industry today – you can’t read the tech press or look at social media without seeing it. But what do we mean by Big Data, and what’s wrong with our old friend “little data” that has served us well for 30 odd years.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On WayScout: Discover, Create And Share Mobile Guides

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – April 17th, 2014

Rackspace Startup Program member WayScout uses the Rackspace Cloud to power its app that empowers users to create and share localized mobile guides of cities.

How Performance Cloud Servers Are Delivering Measurable Impact

Partner & Customer Updates by Dominic Smith – April 17th, 2014

Since releasing Performance Cloud Servers late last year, we’ve been thrilled by the response from customers. We knew that enhancing speed, throughput, reliability and scalability would be embraced, but it’s still heartening to hear about the measurable impact directly from customers. Here, we highlight some of the most tangible performance gains we’ve seen and heard about.

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