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Happy Friday, everyone. Time for another edition of the Download, where we look around the web and share some of the tech stories that caught our eye. This week, we highlight a couple interesting IT security stories in the wake of news of continued breaches, of both government and private companies’ sites.
Since OpenStack was founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010, it has become one of the fastest growing open source communities in the world, with more than 520 member companies and 27,000 individual contributors across 167 countries. During this time, we have continually worked to strengthen the open source cloud platform through our upstream contributions and community involvement. We’ve seen enterprise OpenStack adoption take off, creating what analysts estimate becoming a multi-billion dollar market.
The world of technology generates so many great stories, it’s hard to keep up during the weekly grind. Each Friday, we compile some of the stories that caught our eye. 
The launch this week of Fanatical Support for Azure is an exciting addition to the Rackspace portfolio of expertise and service for a wide array of products and platforms.
As the importance of cyber security becomes increasingly apparent, I’m proud to announce that Rackspace has made a significant investment in CrowdStrike, a SaaS-based endpoint protection platform that provides the expertise, technology and threat intelligence needed to protect customers from advanced cyber attacks.
Rackspace President and CEO Taylor Rhodes sent this letter to our customers who consume Microsoft products this morning:
Rackspace support for Office 365, which was launched with limited availability in May, has now been released into general availability across the U.S., which means that customers can now get access to Rackspace’s fanatical support 24/7!
The world of technology generates so many great stories, it’s hard to keep up during the weekly grind. Each Friday, we compile some of the stories that caught our eye. 
Deploying Google Apps for Work might be easy for a few users. But try scaling out to hundreds of users and deploying over legacy technologies in dispersed locations, all while accounting for accessibility and security. That gets complicated. Believe us — we know.
The world of technology generates so many great stories, it’s hard to keep up during the weekly grind. Each Friday, we compile some of the stories that caught our eye. 
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