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Winter is Coming. Again: New And Improved Rackspace Tools To Prepare Your Site For Holiday Shopping Traffic

Last year on our Office Hours Hangout, Drew Cox and I spent a few weeks discussing some strategies and tools for scaling ecommerce sites in anticipation of traffic during the holiday season.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 23rd, 2014 by Alan Bush

Another Patent Troll Slain. You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone.

Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll. I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat. No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable by the US Patent and Trademark Office in response to a challenge (called an Inter Partes Review, or IPR) filed by Rackspace. This continues our streak of …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 22nd, 2014 by Van Lindberg

Rackspace::Solve NY: Solving For Powering The Cloud

Two key themes that were woven into the fabric of Rackspace::Solve New York on Thursday were velocity and agility – and that the underpinnings of our infrastructure must deliver the performance that empowers your business to achieve those goals.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 19th, 2014 by Melissa Gray

Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 19

This week, we hosted Rackspace::Solve New York, heard from new Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes, took home our fifth Steve Award in two years and much more. Check out all of that and more in the weekly digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 19th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace::Solve New York: Collaboration Is Key To Overcome Business Challenges

Among the presentations this week at Rackspace::Solve New York, one clear theme emerged: the power of collaboration. More than 300 attendees, including business leaders and developers from dozens of companies, spent a day in lower Manhattan sharing strategies for solving some of the toughest challen…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 19th, 2014 by Leezia Dhalla

Rackspace::Solve NY: Growing Your Business With Private Cloud

The IT hero over the last decade has been the CIO who has been able to reduce costs, rather than innovate and drive the top line for businesses. The cloud is starting to change this trajectory, Michelle Bailey, senior vice president of digital infrastructure and data initiatives at 451 Research, sai…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 18th, 2014 by Leezia Dhalla

Rackspace::Solve NY: The ‘Second Stage Cloud’

Businesses have moved beyond the exploration phase of the cloud and are now at the rationalization phase, the second of three technology adoption cycles, James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research told the crowd Thursday at Rackspace::Solve New York.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 18th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

A Defining Moment For Rackspace

As many of you may have seen, yesterday Rackspace made two big announcements: 1) we announced the end of formal evaluation of M&A transactions, and 2) we announced that I have been named CEO of Rackspace. We believe these announcements coupled with our laser-sharp focus on Fanatical Support and …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 17th, 2014 by Taylor Rhodes

A Smarter Alternative To Data Center Expansion

The past decade has been difficult for many IT organizations. Economic conditions and financial pressures have resulted in ever tightening IT budgets. These constraints have required CIOs to focus resources on ensuring the availability, reliability and stability of the most business critical systems…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 17th, 2014 by Brent Scotten

On DevOps And Soccer: Building A Winning Team

The globe was gripped with World Cup fever this past summer. But more impressive to me was the monumental shift in the talent and performance of the US National Team. Since we hosted the World Cup in 1994, our team has matured from a ragtag group to one that can compete against top talent. There are…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 16th, 2014 by John Yi
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