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Data processing platforms do not exist in siloes. That is why it is increasingly important for Rackspace to provide interoperability between datastores. This enables customers to choose the best technology for their data processing needs, without being restricted to a single tool.
Performance issues are at the heart of why many apps don’t meet user expectations and die a slow death. While the user might see a single application, on the backend there are many moving parts that must align in order to deliver a consistent experience.
Were you aware that with Cloud Monitoring you could monitor any of your servers? No, really, any server, anywhere! It does not matter if they’re hosted on the Rackspace Public Cloud, if they’re Rackspace Dedicated Servers, if they’re in your data centers, or even another providers’ data centers. This means you can even monitor the servers already running on your existing Rackspace Private Cloud!
Introduction My last post talked about the benefits of Object Storage today. My next few posts will talk about the future direction of Object Storage technology, and the upcoming features that you should be aware of. Today, I will talk about Erasure Coding. Once again, this post will be Swift-centric, but many of these concepts will likely be embraced by other platforms as well.
In my position as a Launch Manager on our Cloud Launch Team, I speak everyday with customers who are bringing an application over to Rackspace from another hosting provider. Whether it’s a WordPress blog, a Magento eCommerce site, or a custom-built mobile app, my fellow Launch Managers and I work with our customers to provide a smooth transition from one provider to another. Today, I’ll outline five questions you should ask before starting a migration to Rackspace (or any other hosting provider). I will also be hanging out at 1 p.m. CDT  Thursday, April 24 with other Rackers to discuss these questions in more detail. Join us on Google+ to Hangout, or watch the embedded video below.
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Introduction In my previous blog post on Object Storage, I provided an overview of what Object Storage is, and how it compares to conventional storage platforms. In this post, I will discuss what benefits Object Storage can provide for you today.  As there are a variety of solutions to choose from, each offering different pros, cons and price-points, I will focus on OpenStack Swift, the open-source Object Storage component of OpenStack, as it is vendor-agnostic and freely available to everyone.
Cloud Monitoring was designed to make sure that when something goes wrong we are the first to know, and the first to let you know. As your app grows, it becomes more critical that every monitoring notification you get is actionable. If it isn’t something you can take action on, it ends up taking time away from what really matters. Because of this tenet we’ve realized that not only is it important to create actionable alerts, but also to have the ability to let the monitoring system know if any of those alerts won’t be actionable for a period of time.
Combining Rackspace Cloud’s RBAC with Cloud Files’ ACLs allows you to control read or write access to a particular container and for a particular user.
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