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Today’s guest post is by Shiem Edelbrock, Chief Technology Officer of The Control Group, a San Diego-based tech company whose projects include Instant Checkmate, Reverse Phone and NextGen Leads.
The world of technology generates so many great stories it can be hard to keep up. We’ll be highlighting some of the most interesting each Friday in the Download. It’s a brand new feature for the Rackspace blog, so we’d love your input. Come across a cool, weird or noteworthy tech-related story?  Let us know in the comments section or send it directly to blog@rackspace.com. 
Our guest blogger today is Ken Goldberg, president of Microcomputer Consulting Group (MCG), which assists clients in applying technology to solve business problems in a cost effective, streamlined and intelligent manner. MCG is also part of Rackspace’s Email Reseller program. You can read more about their high-performance cloud infrastructure in this case study. Below, Goldberg writes about how natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy made many companies rethink their on-premise IT strategy:
As you might have read in yesterday’s post, VMware® vRealize™ Operations™ 6 is now included with Rackspace’s single-tenant service, Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™.
Have you ever been in the middle of an important meeting — or just a really good lunch — and had to drop everything to run and feed your parking meter?
Rackspace now bundles the award-winning VMware® vRealize™ Operations™ 6 (vROps, formerly vCOps) with their hosted Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™ (Dedicated vCenter) service. Customers who purchase VMware vSphere® licensing from Rackspace will receive a vROps 6 license for their hosted environment free of charge.
When Austin brothers Roy and Ryan Seiders got sick of replacing their cheap coolers after every hunting and fishing trip, they decided to build a better cooler.
Each day, Rackspace empowers our email resellers to deliver enterprise-level services to customers who would otherwise be unable to offer it.
The world of technology generates so many great stories it can be hard to keep up. We’ll be highlighting some of the most interesting each Friday in the Download. It’s a brand new feature for the Rackspace blog, so we’d love your input. Come across a cool, weird or noteworthy tech-related story?  Let us know in the comments section or send it directly to blog@rackspace.com. 
Carl Thompson was shocked to learn he’d been named this year’s Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year— understandable, given that he’d never submitted an application for the prestigious award.
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