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At the Gartner Catalyst Conference last week, Rackspace CTO John Engates spoke about how the cloud has evolved beyond a one size fits all solution. Today, companies have a choice. They can choose a commodity cloud and deal with the cost, pain and time of managing it all themselves; or they can choose a Managed Cloud, cloud infrastructure that includes built-in high-touch service and support from a team of experts.
We at Rackspace believe that innovation is something constant and is driven by the needs of you and your business. Hence we are constantly thinking about ways to empower users like you with great technology. OnMetal is just one example of that. In the previous OnMetal weekly bytes, we covered a wide range of topics from the power of open platforms to how you as a user can benefit from it. In the last video in this series, the OnMetal team talks about why we’re so excited about OnMetal.
CoreOS is a Linux-based operating system for massive server deployments. Its goal is to enable warehouse-scale computing on top of a minimal, modern operating system. At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi said, “we’re all trying to build warehouse scale machines,” and CoreOS enables that.
Scaling in a multi-tenant cloud environment is hard. Noisy neighbors steal CPU cycles, degrade disk I/O and increase latency. Racker Ev Kontsevoy talked in detail about these challenges in a recent blog post. Why should you spend time and resources battling these inconsistencies? Shouldn’t you expect a predictable behavior for your application when you reach certain scale? With OnMetal we remove the complexity you face in growing your infrastructure in a multi-tenant cloud. Listen to what the OnMetal team has to say about the benefits that you as a customer should expect at scale.
Zulily is one of the world’s fastest growing ecommerce sites. The company must be able to navigate massive, event-driven traffic spikes and make intelligent technology choices to ensure flexibility and scale. At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, Zulily Vice President of Technical Operations Don Allen and Avail Partners Managing Partner Dan Marsh talked about how companies can solve for the coming tidal wave of choices.
SunPower is a leader in global solar innovation. Solar power ties into what SunPower CIO Richard Robinson calls “the internet of everything” where once-disparate systems are connected and generate actionable analytics and data.
Chartboost makes a technology platform that helps mobile game developers find new users and monetize games. To do that, the company runs one of the largest MongoDB databases in the world, and writes to a database of one billion objects. At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, Chartboost Co-Founder and CTO Sean Fannan talked about how Chartboost manages scale and growth.
Lew Cirne, CEO of New Relic, a software analytics company, took the stage at Rackspace::Solve San Francisco to give attendees advice on harnessing the power of big data in the Managed Cloud age. According to Cirne, New Relic wants to provide visibility into software and application data to make everybody a data nerd.
At Rackspace, we believe that open source communities enable innovation and collaboration. That is why we founded OpenStack four years back and why we actively engage in the Open Compute Project as well. OnMetal is built on OpenStack software and Open Compute hardware. Listen to what the OnMetal team has to say about why we chose such a design.
Alex and Ani is the fasted growing retailer in the world. At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco the category killing bangle bracelet-maker’s Vice President of Digital Strategy, Ryan Bonifacino, took the stage to discuss how the company’s digital strategy helped accommodate revenue growth that skyrocketed from $80 million in 2012 to $230 million a year later.
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