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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

MongoDB DIY vs. MongoDB On ObjectRocket [Infographic]

NoSQL technologies like MongoDB are often very simple to configure and deploy. They’re typically free, which makes it easy for users to boot-strap in development and early production. While configuration, development and deployment are relatively straightforward, scaling NoSQL technologies can be …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 13th, 2014 by Sean Anderson

Explore The Five Pillars Of Cloudiness

A year and a half ago, we published several blog posts about the Pillars of Cloudiness. These posts served as a guide for architecting an application to take full advantage of the cloud’s capabilities. We realized that there was a wealth of information in these posts and we wanted to combine—and…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 13th, 2014 by Alan Bush

Solving The IT Skills Gap

Despite a nearly 7 percent national unemployment rate, the unemployment rate in IT hovers just below 3 percent, according to a Dice report. Among IT hiring managers, 62 percent report that filling open positions is taking longer than it did last year, with some technology professionals reporting up …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 11th, 2014 by Lizetta Staplefoote
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