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October brings us World Vegetarian Day on the 1st, the annual kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month. McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, artist Pablo Picasso, first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates were all born in October. Thomas Edison showed the first motion picture in 1889, and American Bandstand premiered with host Dick Clark in 1957. And, in the words of novelist Thomas Wolfe, “ All things on earth point home in old October – sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunter to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.”
Stability and scalability are imperative in an enterprise private cloud. Your workloads demand that your private cloud is up and running and that it can grow with your business.
In October, Rackers will once again take OpenStack to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing! As OpenStack sharpens its focus on the super user, we will as well with this year’s Open Source Day. The focus of the Open Source Day is humanitarian projects, and Grace Hopper conference organizers want female developers to learn how to contribute to them. Beside OpenStack, this year’s participating projects include Microsoft Disaster Response, Ushahidi’s initiative CrisisNET, the Sahana Eden humanitarian platform and others. Check out all of the Open Source participants here: http://gracehopper.org/open-source-day/.
As one of the largest global digital marketing agencies, DigitasLBi has a customer roster that includes household names like American Express, Dunkin Donuts, Miller Lite, Taco Bell, Sprint and more.
Just as summer comes to a close, so does our RPC Insights series. This series of webinars and blog posts by Rackspace Sales Engineer James Thorne provided detailed information and guidance to help you get started with Rackspace Private Cloud. From spinning up your first instance, to using RPC to support your software development lifecycle and host your web tier and big data solutions, James provided important insights and detailed examples.
Last year on our Office Hours Hangout, Drew Cox and I spent a few weeks discussing some strategies and tools for scaling ecommerce sites in anticipation of traffic during the holiday season.
Since we opened the Rackspace Australia office, we have worked to capture the essence of what makes Rackspace great – the culture, the people, the passion – and bring it to this part of the world.
Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll. I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat. No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable by the US Patent and Trademark Office in response to a challenge (called an Inter Partes Review, or IPR) filed by Rackspace. This continues our streak of challengingand winning, against patent trolls.
Two key themes that were woven into the fabric of Rackspace::Solve New York on Thursday were velocity and agility – and that the underpinnings of our infrastructure must deliver the performance that empowers your business to achieve those goals.
This week, we hosted Rackspace::Solve New York, heard from new Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes, took home our fifth Steve Award in two years and much more. Check out all of that and more in the weekly digest.
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