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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

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
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