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The State Of OpenStack [Video]

A lot of the talk at OpenStack Summit Paris this month centered on the current state of OpenStack and its future. As the four-year-old project continues to grow and mature, what will OpenStack look like in five, 10 or 15 years?…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 26th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Considering ITO Longevity Or MSP Agility?

During my 12 years at Dell there was a progressive partnership with Perot, effectively version 2.0 of EDS and an IT services provider that Dell ultimately acquired. Over time, Dell transformed from a master of commoditizing the supply chain and just-in-time inventory to a full IT outsourcing (ITO) b…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 25th, 2014 by Arrian Mehis

Rethinking People Costs In Enterprise IT

“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 …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 24th, 2014 by Brent Scotten

Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 21

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.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 21st, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Smarter Scaling With Rackspace And New Relic

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 custome…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 20th, 2014 by Chris Jackson

Rackspace Wins Best Cloud Solution Award At MSPWorld

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, se…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 19th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Forrester Names Rackspace A ‘Strong Performer’ In Hosted Private Cloud; And We’ve Made It Even Stronger

Forrester Research, Inc. has named Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014. We believe that this rating is great recognition of the momentum we’re seeing with our OpenStack-powered private cloud solution.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 18th, 2014 by Christian Foster

OpenStack Summit Paris: Federated Clouds Becoming A Reality [Video]

At OpenStack Summit Paris, cloud federation – the ability to easily and seamlessly leverage a multi-cloud environment – was a buzz worthy topic. The story of cloud federation was told though a number of sessions: from Tim Bell from CERN’s keynote presentation to several smaller breakouts. Rack…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 17th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace Elastic DevOps Resourcing – DevOps Expertise At Scale

2014 has been an innovation-fueled year for Rackspace. As Rackspace cements itself as the No. 1 Managed Cloud company, we continue to evolve what it means to deliver Fanatical Support in a rapidly accelerating cloud era. In December 2013, we launched Rackspace DevOps Automation,responding dir…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 17th, 2014 by Prashanth Chandrasekar

Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 14

It was another rocking week here at The Rack. We joined the Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network; launched Mailgun managed email; examined the difference between DIY MongoDB and ObjectRocket MongoDB; and much more. Check it all out in this week’s digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 14th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey
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