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Managed Cloud: Arriving at the True Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis – a major reason companies migrate to the cloud – typically consists of pure number crunching. For example, hardware for a server upgrade has a fixed price, as does the software license. Paying for those incremental resources through a utility billing model…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on February 3rd, 2015 by Lizetta Staplefoote

Panel Insights: #PowerOfSearch

Back in the early days of ecommerce, using the search function of an online store was long-winded and unpredictable. Retailers and their developers had to design systems that could cope with spelling mistakes and ambiguous searches and slowly but surely, we began to embrace that all-powerful search …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 30th, 2015 by Nigel Beighton

Office Hours Hangout: Learning about WordPress with CloudU

If you’ve ever wanted to host your own WordPress blog or learn more about the world’s most popular CMS, you’re in good company. By most counts, WordPress sites make up almost a quarter of all websites. Amongst CMS based sites, WordPress accounts for about 60 percent of the sites. Last…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 26th, 2015 by Alan Bush

Rackspace Hosts RedisConf 2015 Developer Conference

Here at Rackspace, we have a strong commitment to open source software and communities, in particular open source databases. One such technology is Redis, which has seen a lot of growth since its inception in 2009. During the past six years, the community has grown to over 150 contributors with almo…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 23rd, 2015 by Kyle Hunter

IT Resolution #2: Becoming a Service Provider to the Business

In continuation of our New Year’s Resolution for IT series, we’d like to offer up a more in-depth look into our second resolution: “Becoming a Service Provider to the Business.” Many of you may already be on your own journey to adopting a service provider model. This post and the January 28t…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 21st, 2015 by Sandy Thorsen

Rackspace and VMware Enter into Strategic Partnership to Deliver Managed Private Cloud to Enterprise

Today, Rackspace announces the unlimited availability of Dedicated VMware vCloud®, the most recent addition to our Managed Private Cloud portfolio. Dedicated vCloud is a single-tenant, hosted environment that enables enterprises to take the next step in their virtualization journey by offering adva…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 21st, 2015 by Arrian Mehis

Cloud Office Hours Hangout: Cloud Architecture Trends We’re Following

The New Year begins with a fresh start and new ideas. If you happen to be working on a new application—or are redesigning one that you have in production—you may want to consider architecting your app to run on the cloud. To assist you with this, Rackers BK Box, Caleb Groom and Ryan Walker autho…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 19th, 2015 by Alan Bush

Don’t Be Held Hostage By Ransomware Hackers

Your data footprint is getting larger. From documents and contracts to family photos and beloved songs, your data and files are important pieces of your life – both business and personal.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 15th, 2015 by Tamara Hummel

Why Rackspace Managed Operations?

You have a business to run. You can’t get bogged down worrying about the day-to-day intricacies of infrastructure and operations. You’ve got bigger fish to fry than data backup, patching, security, proactive monitoring and incident response.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 8th, 2015 by John Engates

Top New Year’s Resolutions For IT [Infographic]

Happy 2015 to everyone in the IT industry! May all of your technology dreams and predictions come true! As many post their predictions for the cloud industry (including our very own CTO John Engates, with his Cloud Predictions for 2015) we’d like to offer up a few New Year’s Resolutions for IT d…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on January 7th, 2015 by Scott Whitright
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