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The State Of OpenStack [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – November 26th, 2014

A lot of the talk at OpenStack Summit Paris this month centered on the current state of OpenStack and its future. As the four-year-old project continues to grow and mature, what will OpenStack look like in five, 10 or 15 years? In this video, Rackers Jim Curry and Van Lindberg discuss OpenStack’s future.

Considering ITO Longevity Or MSP Agility?

Cloud Industry Insights by Arrian Mehis – November 25th, 2014

For customers who need a swift ROI, and even those who value return on agility (ROA), managed service providers (MSPs) are strongly considered a new and healthy alternative to traditional IT outsourcing (ITO).

Rethinking People Costs In Enterprise IT

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – November 24th, 2014

In our newly available Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT white paper, we offer a financial perspective to help businesses consider how to evolve IT from a traditional cost center into a source of innovation.

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.

RackConnect v3: Massive Scalability In The Hybrid Cloud

Product & Development by Joseph Palumbo – November 18th, 2014

We designed RackConnect and our hybrid cloud to deliver on the promise that you could have the best of both worlds – the security and predictability of dedicated servers combined with the scalability and programmatic control of the cloud. In keeping with this paradigm, the newest version of RackConnect – version 3 — emphasizes scalability and your ability to “own the base and the rent the spike.”

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