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This week we helped our customers battle the “Heartbleed” vulnerability, highlighted our plans for ChefConf 2014, discussed why we craft OpenStack and much more. Here we look at what we showcased this week.
Clayton Selby and his team started SocialREST in fall 2012 at a startup event at Geekdom, a collaborative workspace for technologist in San Antonio. They built a tool that aims to close the referral loop on social media. SocialREST uses conversion metrics information to tell the difference between posts that are simply driving up vanity metrics and those posts that are driving conversions. It uses valuable customer insights to determine which users are the top brand advocates and which are the most engaged influencers.
We’ve grown accustomed to email just working. It’s there when we need it. But what happens when it’s time to send that $1 million proposal that could take your business to the next level, and your email is down?
Part of our Fanatical Support promise is to ensure the security and health of your systems. It is of the utmost importance to us. So when the entire Linux Community, including Rackspace, was notified yesterday of the “Heartbleed” vulnerability within OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160), the encryption software found in many Linux systems, we began plans to proactively patch your affected servers where we could.
The Good Old Days, Then Came Cloud Pre-cloud and Pre-DevOps, things were much simpler. Sys Admins had a clearly defined role. If your boss was upset that the application was slow, you’d log into the server, check top, memory consumption, narrow it down per process, maybe run an strace, and continue troubleshooting until you hopefully discovered the cause.
Rackspace and our team of DevOps Automation specialists are headed to San Francisco next week for ChefConf 2014! Be sure to drop by booth #126 to find out more about our DevOps Automation Service and managed support for DevOps tools to help automate the process of deploying and scaling applications.
As OpenStack Summit Atlanta fast approaches, we wanted to dig deeper into the past, present and future of OpenStack. In this video series, we hear straight from some of OpenStack’s top contributors from Rackspace about how the fast-growing open source project has evolved, what it needs to continue thriving, what it means to them personally, and why they are active contributors.
By Greg Matz, Sales Manager, Digital Options
Transitioning your existing physical servers into a hosted infrastructure usually isn’t as difficult as many perceive, and in the long run, moving your workloads to a managed infrastructure can spare you from frustrating IT headaches in the future. With less time spent managing your servers, you’ll have more time to focus on the core areas that give you an edge against the competition.
Many companies still focus most of their attention on the desktop experience versus the smartphone experience, despite continually-climbing smartphone adoption rates and research that shows that 67 percent of mobile users are more likely to buy from a mobile-friendly site.
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