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“Employees are a company’s greatest asset—they’re your competitive advantage” is an often-repeated phrase attributed to former chairperson and CEO of Xerox, Anne M. Mulcahy. Yet how well does your organization understand the true costs of this significant asset, particularly those working for your business in IT?
By Eric Boisjoli, Co-Founder, Bold Innovation Group Ltd.
Rackspace believes in the promise of Fanatical Support, both for our customers and our communities. In our local office communities it takes the form volunteerism and investing in k-12 STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). We believe that openly sharing within our communities makes us all smarter and fortifies our community’s technical and entrepreneurial foundations. We do this around the globe, from Texas to Australia, and it is especially evident in our mid-Atlantic developer office in Blacksburg Va. — affectionately known as “Racksburg”
This week, Forrester rated Rackspace Private Cloud a “strong performer;” we reduced the price of our DevOps Automation service; we talked about the scalability of RackConnect v3; and much more. Check it out now in the weekly digest.
December brings us World AIDS Day on the first day of the month, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have passed. Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in December of 1877 and Marconi first broadcast his radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901. Disney’s founder Walt, golf’s Tiger Woods, lyricist Ira Gershwin and baseball great Ty Cobb celebrate birthdays this month. It was December 1903 when the Wright brothers first flew, and 1968 when Apollo 8 reached the moon. And in the words of Dr. Seuss, “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
At Rackspace, we’re immensely excited about our partnership with New Relic that helps power our DevOps Automation Service. Since announcing the partnership in early October, we’ve turned our attention maximizing the impact of Fanatical Support and Application Monitoring in solving common customer problems. In this post I’ll address one of these areas, auto scale.
Providing users with programmatic control of their infrastructure has always been one of the primary value propositions of the Rackspace Cloud. The ability to deploy and manage a wide array of cloud resources with a few lines of code has brought new levels of automated efficiency to the IT industry and revolutionized how we think about managing our applications and workloads.
Rackspace recently earned the 2014 MSPWorld Cup Award for Best Cloud Solution at the MSPWorld Conference. The MSPWorld Cup, awarded by MSPAlliance, recognizes companies that demonstrate consistent efforts to advance the cause of cloud and managed service providers through cutting edge technology, services and solutions to the IT channel.
Cloud Monitoring comes with your Rackspace cloud account free of charge. Our reward is the feedback from you about how it makes your professional life better. Every day we work hard to make Cloud Monitoring a product that you love.
We designed RackConnect and our hybrid cloud to deliver on the promise that you could have the best of both worlds – the security and predictability of dedicated servers combined with the scalability and programmatic control of the cloud. In keeping with this paradigm, the newest version of RackConnect – version 3 — emphasizes scalability and your ability to “own the base and the rent the spike.”
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