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Five Reasons Why Migrating Virtualized Workloads Can Be Easier Than Expected

Many organizations are actively pursuing new “zero-infrastructure” models, seeking to migrate workloads from on-premise data centers to managed infrastructure models. While the benefits of getting out of the “data center business” are clear, organizations used to traditional on-premise model…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 27th, 2014 by Brent Scotten

Building The DevOps Mindset: Agile Collaboration at Work

Teamwork may seem like a given in many tech companies. After all, one department relies on another to build or deploy the software being delivered. Yet when strict boundaries exist between departments, such as those dividing Development and Operations, this teamwork is more like handing off a baton …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 25th, 2014 by John Engates

Quantifying DevOps Capability: It’s Important To Keep CALMS

One of the hot debates in the DevOps community right now what exactly DevOps is and whether it even needs a definition. Community member and vendor, ScriptRock, elegantly summarized it here; Skelton Thatcher built on that here; and DevOpsGuys’ Stephen Thair continued the conversation here.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 25th, 2014 by Chris Jackson

A New Kind Of Cloud: Managed Cloud [Video]

At the Gartner Catalyst Conference last week, Rackspace CTO John Engates spoke about how the cloud has evolved beyond a one size fits all solution. Today, companies have a choice. They can choose a commodity cloud and deal with the cost, pain and time of managing it all themselves; or they can choos…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 22nd, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 22

This week, we showcased our vision for hybrid cloud powered VMware solutions, got ready for VMworld, opened up a new developer contest and more. Check it out in the weekly digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 22nd, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace Vision For Hybrid Cloud Powered VMware Solutions

As an eight-year veteran of hosted VMware, Rackspace manages 45,000 vSphere virtual machines and is a Hybrid Cloud Powered, long-standing top tier partner in the newly branded VMware vCloud Air Network. We have also aligned with the EMC Federation to deliver complete and comprehensive solutions back…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 21st, 2014 by Arrian Mehis

Mitigating Application Security Threats With The Cloud

More data and higher stakes are adding to the pressure to maintain bulletproof application security. With the hyper-connected nature of enterprise environments, single outages can wreak widespread havoc extending far beyond the IT department. End-user productivity takes a hit three times harder than…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 20th, 2014 by Lizetta Staplefoote

Build The App Of Your Dreams

The NoSQL Mobile App Challenge opened this month, giving developers across the US and Canada the chance to build a mobile app that showcases their creativity and innovation without the pain of managing their infrastructure.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 19th, 2014 by Vyjayanthi Vadrevu

Rackspace At VMworld 2014: Managing All The Things

Rackspace VMware experts will be out in full force next week at VMworld 2014, as we take to San Francisco’s Moscone Center to showcase how Rackspace manages all the things through Managed Virtualization, Managed OpenStack and Managed Cloud.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 18th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 15

This week, we launched our DevOps Advisory Service; ObjectRocket unveiled a fully-managed Redis service; we heard more from Rackspace::Solve San Francisco presenters; and we got a glimpse at some coming attractions in MongoDB. And that’s not all. Check out what you may have missed in the weekly di…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 15th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey
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