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Using Docker Containers With CoreOS

I am a member of the Docker special interest group at Rackspace. We recently welcomed CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips to visit us to discuss CoreOS and Docker. Brandon is no stranger to Rackspace. He is an alumnus of the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring team (my current team). Here’s a recap of some of the …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 30th, 2014 by Nachiket Torwekar

What Role Will VARs Play In A Future Of Networked Hybrid Clouds?

Value Added Resellers, or VARs, have for a long time found marked success in fulfillment of hardware, software and professional services gaps that traditional tier one hardware manufacturers could not or chose not to realize; largely due to inability to scale down to lower volume thresholds.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 30th, 2014 by Arrian Mehis

8 Steps CIOs Can Take To Bring Shadow IT Into The Light

Nearly every IT leader these days is wresting with Shadow IT – the dynamic in which end users obtain IT solutions from cloud service providers without informing corporate IT. In fact, CIO Magazine’s 2014 State of the CIO Survey results revealed four out of five IT leaders feel IT projects done w…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 29th, 2014 by Brent Scotten

Cloud Server Reboots (Standard, Performance 1 and Performance 2)

Recently, an issue that has the potential to impact a portion of the Public Cloud environment was reported. Our engineers and developers continue to work closely with our vendors and partners to apply the solution to remediate this issue. While we believe in transparent communication, there are time…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 26th, 2014 by Rackspace

Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 26

It’s been a busy and productive week at Rackspace. We continued our streak of challenging, and winning, against patent trolls. We updated Rackspace Private Cloud to feature industry-leading stability and massive scalability. We doubled down to prepare for one of the largest ecommerce events of the…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 26th, 2014 by Leezia Dhalla

Shop.Org Summit 2014: Are You Ready For Retail’s Digital Rush?

The Shop.org Summit is one of the largest ecommerce events of the year. This year, the summit heads to Seattle from Monday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 1. Folks will gather to review industry trends around multichannel retailer challenges and discuss how to ensure a seamless customer experien…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 26th, 2014 by Rena Van de Putte

Shellshock Bash Bug: Protect Your Systems

A security vulnerability affecting GNU Bash (CVE-2014-6271), also known as the Shellshock bug or vulnerability, has been discovered. According to research, the bug could be used to remotely take control of a system that uses Bash, which is part of many Linux systems. Rackspace customers that use B…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 25th, 2014 by Rackspace

Deploying Humanitarian Applications On OpenStack At Grace Hopper Open Source Day

In October, Rackers will once again take OpenStack to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing! As OpenStack sharpens its focus on the super user, we will as well with this year’s Open Source Day. The focus of the Open Source Day is humanitarian projects, and Grace Hopper conference orga…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 24th, 2014 by Egle Sigler and Iccha Sethi

RPC Insights Wrap Up: Get The Most Out Of Rackspace Private Cloud

Just as summer comes to a close, so does our RPC Insights series. This series of webinars and blog posts by Rackspace Sales Engineer James Thorne provided detailed information and guidance to help you get started with Rackspace Private Cloud. From spinning up your first instance, to using RPC to sup…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 23rd, 2014 by Terri Schlosser

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
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