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Does A Hosted Virtualized Environment Require New Tools?

Many enterprises have invested millions of dollars over the years in IT management, monitoring and automation solutions for their data centers. So a natural question that arises when considering migration of workloads to hosted environments is around management tools. What new capabilities will be r…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 10th, 2014 by Brent Scotten

How Downtime Impacts The Bottom Line 2014 [Infographic]

This year’s research confirms that downtime is still causing headaches for end-users and IT professionals. However, in addition to the frustration caused by outages, it’s also costing businesses more than ever. Take a look below in the How Downtime Impacts the Bottom Line 2014 infographic.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 8th, 2014 by Lizetta Staplefoote

Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 5

This week, we geared up for Rackspace::Solve New York; heard how noHold, Inc. uses the Managed Cloud; highlighted how infoplum-AFP handled billions of web requests during the World Cup; and much more. Check out all that and more in the weekly digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 5th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace::Solve New York: Solve Tough IT Challenges

Does big data have you stymied? Are you considering DevOps to tear down productivity-killing siloes? Has your ecommerce site grown beyond your wildest dreams and you have to scale – and scale fast? You’re not alone.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 3rd, 2014 by John Engates

Migrating Virtualized Workloads To Hosted Environments: An IT Auditor’s Perspective

Security and compliance are common top-of-mind issues for IT leaders considering migration of virtualized workloads to managed infrastructure models. Enterprises understandably want to ensure that a hosted VMware environment won’t create significant additional security control, risk management and…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 3rd, 2014 by Brent Scotten

To Cloud Or Not To Cloud: The Uncertain Future Of The Traditional Enterprise App

There’s a debate raging in IT about what steps established organizations should take to move their older traditional applications to the cloud. On one side of the argument you have a contingent of IT professionals already reaping the benefits of cloud computing. They assert that the future of IT i…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 2nd, 2014 by Kevin Parker

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 29

This week, we unveiled a downloadable DevOps e-book, talked more about DevOps adoption and the CALMS framework, gave an update on Cloud Metrics and much more. Take a look in this week’s digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 29th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

An Overview Of Disaster Recovery And Mitigation In The Cloud For Emerging Businesses

In the emerging business world, concepts like Disaster Recovery are often swept under the rug due to the added cost, but the reality is that downtime is a far worse consequence and the price of a modest Disaster Recovery plan in the cloud is marginal compared to what that downtime could cost your bu…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 28th, 2014 by Wes Henderson

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
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