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Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 29

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – August 29th, 2014

This week, we unveiled a downloadable DevOps e-book, talked more about DevOps adoption and the CALMS framework, gave an update on Cloud Metrics and much more. Take a look in this week’s digest.

An Overview Of Disaster Recovery And Mitigation In The Cloud For Emerging Businesses

Cloud Industry Insights by Wes Henderson – August 28th, 2014

In the emerging business world, concepts like Disaster Recovery are often swept under the rug due to the added cost, but the reality is that downtime is a far worse consequence and the price of a modest Disaster Recovery plan in the cloud is marginal compared to what that downtime could cost your business.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: September 2014

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – August 28th, 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in September 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.

Five Reasons Why Migrating Virtualized Workloads Can Be Easier Than Expected

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – August 27th, 2014

While it may seem that migration would require significant changes, selecting the right service provider and platforms can dramatically minimize the risk of operational disruption. This is particularly true for organizations seeking to migrate workloads to hosted VMware environments.

We’re Collaborating With Chameleon To Enable A New Future For Cloud Computing Research

Partner & Customer Updates by Paul Rad – August 26th, 2014

Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of researchers announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named “Chameleon” and “CloudLab,” that will power academic research. Rackspace is participating in the Chameleon testbed.

Free, Blazingly Fast Disk I/O Gives StreetLight Data An Edge

Partner & Customer Updates by Paul Friedman – August 26th, 2014

StreetLight Data offers its customers dynamic analytics for marketing, location planning and more that help them better understand who visits certain areas and when, and the company uses the Rackspace Managed Cloud, including Cloud Block Storage, to quickly deliver that data.

Building The DevOps Mindset: Agile Collaboration At Work

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – August 25th, 2014

The goals of DevOps may sound beneficial, but how does all this play out in the real world? The Rackspace-sponsored, free downloadable e-book, The DevOps Mindset, answers this question by featuring interviews with tech professionals who are putting DevOps into action. Each discussion focuses on essential components of the approach, the challenges of getting started and recommendations for other companies.

A New Kind Of Cloud: Managed Cloud [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – August 22nd, 2014

At the Gartner Catalyst Conference last week, Rackspace CTO John Engates spoke about the challenges of a commodity cloud, the changing expectations of cloud consumers and the power of Managed Cloud. Here’s video of the full presentation.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 22

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – August 22nd, 2014

This week, we showcased our vision for hybrid cloud powered VMware solutions, got ready for VMworld, opened up a new developer contest and more. Check it out in the weekly digest.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Fanchimp: Social Media Marketing Built On Rackspace Managed Cloud

Product & Development by John McKenna – August 21st, 2014

Fanchimp is a fast and easy social media marketing tool for small and medium businesses that is built on Rackspace Managed Cloud.

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