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It is now relatively easy to have hybrid infrastructures comprising containers, virtual servers and bare metal machines. Container adoption is getting easier than ever. Docker has been downloaded more than 200 million times and Google spins up more than 2 billion containers in a week.
*This posts originally appeared at https://www.twtgroup.ca/openstack-is-everywhere/
Do you use separate tools for desktop and app sharing, web-conferencing, instant messaging and Presence? Are all of your tools integrated with Outlook? Do you have to stop and think which collaboration tool you need for a particular activity?
As the Rackspace Private Cloud team meets with companies, organizations, and individuals around the world, we often discuss the advantages of cloud and why a private cloud solution may be the right fit for them. I recently presented a webinar on “Why Private Cloud,” where I summarized the 3 top considerations driving customers to a private cloud solution:
Today, Rackspace is thrilled to announce a deeper strategic relationship with Chef that doubles down on our commitment to accelerating DevOps within organizations. Together, Rackspace and Chef will extend our relationship with a range of skill-building and services programs, including engineering collaboration, DevOps implementation content and training for Rackspace technical support staff.
Most IT professionals would agree that 2014 was a long year. Heartbleed, Shellshock, Sandworm and POODLE were just a subset of the vulnerabilities that caused many of us to stay up late and reach for more coffee. As these vulnerabilities became public, I found myself fielding questions from non-technical family members after they watched the CBS Evening News and wondered what was happening. Security is now part of the popular discussion.
On March 5 in San Francisco, Rackspace hosted our Redis Conference. Our goal was to gather the best and brightest in the Redis community and build better collaboration between app developers, database administrators and Redis to Go practitioners. Our featured speaker was Salvatore Sanfilippo, an open source software developer at Pivotal who’s best known as the creator of Redis. The transcript from this interview is included below.
“Who is going to manage your cloud?”
In November we had announced the Limited Availability of Neutron API, making it easier for Rackspace Cloud users to build rich network services and laying the foundation for a number of immediate and future network services.
As most entrepreneurs know, boostrapping can be a tricky path—especially when the founding team isn’t flush with cash. At Maptiv8, which transforms big data into beautiful UX, we know the realities of bootstrapping all too well. But over the past three years of our bootstrapped journey, Maptiv8 has scaled its operations, kept its team lean and pivoted towards larger markets—all thanks to the Rackspace Startup Program.
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