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That Time When OpenStack Turned Four

This is huge. Really huge. If someone told me four years ago that OpenStack would be where it is today – just a mere four years in – I would’ve shrugged my shoulders and said “maybe, we’ll see.”
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 21st, 2014 by Paul Voccio

Rackspace Weekly Digest: July 18

This week, we officially launched Rackspace managed cloud; took leaders positions in two Gartner Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting; prepped for OSCON; and partnered with AvePoint for SharePoint data protection and control. Check out all this and more in this week’s digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 18th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace Earns Spots In Leaders Quadrants Of Gartner Magic Quadrants For Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting For North America And Europe

Fifteen years ago, when scores of companies rented out access to single-tenant servers with little or no support, we at Rackspace created the managed hosting business. We started by answering the phone when customers called. We began delivering Fanatical Support. We sharpened our expertise in Linux …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 17th, 2014 by John Engates

At OSCON, Rackers Will Showcase All Things Open Source

OSCON 2014 is upon is. We’ll have a number of Rackspace specialists on-hand throughout the event talking about all things open source. We’re pumped to head to Portland to highlight the projects we’ve contributed to and collaborate and innovate with the open source community.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 16th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

A Day In The Life: Managed Cloud [Video]

Rackspace today launched managed cloud – a return to our Fanatical Support roots. With two enhanced service levels for public cloud customers; a restructured pricing model; a developer+ program; and new Support SLAs, managed cloud provides our customers managed services and Fanatical Support to en…

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

Managed Cloud: A New Way To Stay Fast And Lean

Back when Rackspace launched as a five-person startup 15 years ago, hundreds of IT hosting companies were providing access to single-tenant servers over the Internet. What those hosting companies didn’t provide, however, was customer service. Most wouldn’t even answer the phone.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 15th, 2014 by Taylor Rhodes

A Managed Cloud Built On Fanatical Support [Video]

Every cloud has to be managed by someone. At Rackspace we offer you the power of the cloud without the pain and expense of managing it yourself, so you can focus on your core business.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 15th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

New To Hadoop? Here’s A Handy Guide To Get You Started (Part 2)

So you managed to survive the first post and are still hungering for more? Don’t worry, I got you covered. This time around, we’ll get into more of the peripheral, optional components that might be useful to you. The format will largely be the same as the first post, so let’s get right to it.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 14th, 2014 by Greg Hill

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 7: LBaaS

With a useful OpenStack lab up and running, it’s time to take advantage of some more advanced features. The first that I want to look at is adding the OpenStack Networking LBaaS (Load Balancer) to my Rackspace Private Cloud. This is currently a Tech Preview and unsupported feature of Rackspace Pr…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 14th, 2014 by Kevin Jackson

Rackspace Weekly Digest: July 11

This week, we launched support for Microsoft Private Cloud, enabled Rackspace Webmail Users to attach Dropbox files, clarified law enforcement access to data in the cloud and heard more about Rackspace::Solve events. Check out all that and more in the weekly digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 11th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey
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