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Everyone knows that Rackspace hates patent trolls, but we can only fight them one at a time. Solving the patent troll problem for everyone requires changing the system that aids and encourages troll behavior.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis – a major reason companies migrate to the cloud – typically consists of pure number crunching. For example, hardware for a server upgrade has a fixed price, as does the software license. Paying for those incremental resources through a utility billing model is often much more cost effective. It’s an important set of calculations, and one that increasingly leads companies to make the jump to the cloud.
Back in the early days of ecommerce, using the search function of an online store was long-winded and unpredictable. Retailers and their developers had to design systems that could cope with spelling mistakes and ambiguous searches and slowly but surely, we began to embrace that all-powerful search box and trust the results it provided. As time has gone on, and data volumes have grown along with technology, we’ve been able to segment the results, grouping them by format, or by date, or by colour
Last week, Rackspace announced the unlimited availability of Dedicated VMware vCloud®, the most recent addition to our Managed Private Cloud portfolio.
Rackspace and Microsoft have a long-standing partnership hosting enterprise applications. A four-time Microsoft Hosting Partner of the year, Rackspace already provides Fanatical Support for over 10,000 compute instances running Microsoft SQL Server. The symbiotic nature of infrastructure expertise and mature technology products is a focal reason customers choose hosted Microsoft solutions at Rackspace.
If you’ve ever wanted to host your own WordPress blog or learn more about the world’s most popular CMS, you’re in good company. By most counts, WordPress sites make up almost a quarter of all websites. Amongst CMS based sites, WordPress accounts for about 60 percent of the sites. Last week Rackspace was happy to announce a brand new CloudU WordPress learning series. This free course combines written and video instruction with a 30-day free trial of Rackspace Cloud Sites to give a hands on practical look at hosting your own WordPress sites.
Here at Rackspace, we have a strong commitment to open source software and communities, in particular open source databases. One such technology is Redis, which has seen a lot of growth since its inception in 2009. During the past six years, the community has grown to over 150 contributors with almost 5,000 code releases.
Rackspace Technical Product Manager and SharePoint MVP John Ross recently interviewed with TechnologyAdvice with a pretty clear prediction about cloud-based services in 2015. John and five of his Rackspace coworkers will be presenting classes at this year’s SPTechCon in Austin, TX, from February 8-11. As SharePoint specialists, they will offer practical information on how businesses can make the best use of the cloud-based service, SharePoint. Listen to the interview here.
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