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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

Quantifying DevOps Capability: It’s Important To Keep CALMS

One of the hot debates in the DevOps community right now what exactly DevOps is and whether it even needs a definition. Community member and vendor, ScriptRock, elegantly summarized it here; Skelton Thatcher built on that here; and DevOpsGuys’ Stephen Thair continued the conversation here.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 25th, 2014 by Chris Jackson

A New Kind Of Cloud: Managed Cloud [Video]

At the Gartner Catalyst Conference last week, Rackspace CTO John Engates spoke about how the cloud has evolved beyond a one size fits all solution. Today, companies have a choice. They can choose a commodity cloud and deal with the cost, pain and time of managing it all themselves; or they can choos…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 22nd, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 22

This week, we showcased our vision for hybrid cloud powered VMware solutions, got ready for VMworld, opened up a new developer contest and more. Check it out in the weekly digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 22nd, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Rackspace Vision For Hybrid Cloud Powered VMware Solutions

As an eight-year veteran of hosted VMware, Rackspace manages 45,000 vSphere virtual machines and is a Hybrid Cloud Powered, long-standing top tier partner in the newly branded VMware vCloud Air Network. We have also aligned with the EMC Federation to deliver complete and comprehensive solutions back…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 21st, 2014 by Arrian Mehis

Mitigating Application Security Threats With The Cloud

More data and higher stakes are adding to the pressure to maintain bulletproof application security. With the hyper-connected nature of enterprise environments, single outages can wreak widespread havoc extending far beyond the IT department. End-user productivity takes a hit three times harder than…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on August 20th, 2014 by Lizetta Staplefoote
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