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Preparing For The Big Data Revolution

It is no accident that we have recently seen a surge in the amount of interest in big data. Businesses are faced with unprecedented opportunities to understand their customers, achieve efficiencies and predict future trends thanks to the convergence of a number of technologies.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 23rd, 2014 by Alan Perkins

Object Storage Tomorrow: Erasure Coding

Introduction My last post talked about the benefits of Object Storage today. My next few posts will talk about the future direction of Object Storage technology, and the upcoming features that you should be aware of. Today, I will talk about Erasure Coding. Once again, this post will be Swift-centri…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 23rd, 2014 by Jonathan Kelly

Specialist Interactive: 5 Questions To Answer Before Migrating Your App To Rackspace

In my position as a Launch Manager on our Cloud Launch Team, I speak everyday with customers who are bringing an application over to Rackspace from another hosting provider. Whether it’s a WordPress blog, a Magento eCommerce site, or a custom-built mobile app, my fellow Launch Managers and I work …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 23rd, 2014 by Alan Bush

Open Source Databases And The Cloud: Takeaways From The Percona MySQL Conference [Video]

In the last few years we have seen new distributions emerge, like MariaDB and Percona Server, as viable alternatives to MySQL. These new distributions create more choice for users with increased focus on performance and offer new configurations that empower users to push the limits of their database…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 22nd, 2014 by Sean Anderson

Is Your Business Email Secure?

When choosing your email provider, the security of your users’ data should be a top priority. Email routinely contains confidential and proprietary information both to your business and to individual users. It’s likely there is information about your business plans, financial projections and hum…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 22nd, 2014 by Brooke Jackson

Why We Craft OpenStack (Featuring Rackspace Software Developer Ed Leafe)

As OpenStack Summit Atlanta fast approaches, we wanted to dig deeper into the past, present and future of OpenStack. In this video series, we hear straight from some of OpenStack’s top contributors from Rackspace about how the fast-growing open source project has evolved, what it needs to continue…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 22nd, 2014 by Vyjayanthi Vadrevu

Strategising For Spikes

Strategising for spikes in your online business is really important yet, astonishingly, many organizations are still not doing it effectively. I believe that ineffective preparation for online spikes is inexcusable with the technology available today.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 21st, 2014 by Angus Dorney

Heartbleed: Stopping The Bleeding With Expertise At Scale

When we heard about the “Heartbleed” vulnerability in OpenSSL last week, your specialists at Rackspace made it our mission to help our customers avoid heartache.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 21st, 2014 by John Engates

Rackspace Weekly Digest: April 18

This week we hear from Performance Cloud Servers customers, get Cloud Databases monitoring in the Control Panel, break up with an online store and much more.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 18th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

SQL Is Dead, Long Live SQL!

“Big Data” is one of the biggest buzzwords in the technology industry today – you can’t read the tech press or look at social media without seeing it. But what do we mean by Big Data, and what’s wrong with our old friend “little data” that has served us well for 30 odd years.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on April 17th, 2014 by Andrew Wing
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