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Overcome Business Challenges At Rackspace::Solve

How can DevOps free up my developers? How can I scale MongoDB? How can I ensure my ecommerce site doesn’t crumble under massive growth?
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 9th, 2014 by John Engates

Law Enforcement Access To Data In The Cloud

Bank of England CIO Peter Finch issued a misinformed warning in a recent article, telling companies that if your cloud provider is an “American company, it is likely that your data and processing is now subject to the American Patriot Act. And, if it is integrated to your infrastructure, it is lik…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 9th, 2014 by Tiffany Lathe

O’Reilly Velocity: Building Self-Adaptive Autonomous Infrastructure [Video]

Infrastructure demand can be turbulent and difficult to predict. As data grows both in scale and complexity, web applications increasingly become spread across heterogeneous compute and storage environments. Many great companies are managing their infrastructure using ad-hoc monitoring and autoscali…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 8th, 2014 by Leezia Dhalla

New To Hadoop? Here’s A Handy Guide To Get You Started (Part 1)

So you wanna learn you some Hadoop, eh? Well, get ready to drink from the firehose, because the Hadoop ecosystem is crammed full of software, much of which duplicates efforts, and much of which is named so similarly that it’s very confusing for newcomers.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 7th, 2014 by Greg Hill

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 6: Upgrading

Minor Release Upgrade of Rackspace Private Cloud By now you must know that a new version of OpenStack is released every six months. In April, OpenStack’s ninth release, Icehouse, was launched.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 7th, 2014 by Kevin Jackson

A DevOps State Of Mind

In May I was able to attend DevOps Days Austin and last week I attended O’Reilly’s Velocity in Santa Clara. Anyone that is involved with hosting technology has run into the phrase/word “DevOps.” Usually it results in a little head scratching and then questions around “w…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 2nd, 2014 by Kim Tryce

Email For Ecommerce: Marketing Emails

In this blog series, we walk you through some of the dos and don’ts of email for ecommerce. Last week, we talked about transactional email. This week we dig into marketing emails.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on July 2nd, 2014 by Taylor Wakefield

With OpenStack Icehouse, CERN Is Closer To Cloud Federation

Federated and interoperable OpenStack clouds are on the horizon, as code development work, led by a CERN research fellow sponsored by Rackspace as part of a CERN openlab project, has been included in the latest OpenStack release, Icehouse.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on June 30th, 2014 by Toby Owen

Designate Gaining Momentum As OpenStack DNS-as-a-Service

The OpenStack Technical Committee recently decided to incubate Designate, an authoritative multi-tenant DNS-as-a-Service for OpenStack that features a command line client, REST API and integrates with Nova, Neutron and Keystone. Reaching incubation status within OpenStack is a key milestone along th…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on June 27th, 2014 by Nicole Hairston

Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 27

From outlining the differences between commodity cloud providers and managed cloud specialists to hearing how Pantheon uses Rackspace OnMetal, this week was chock full of news. Check out all of that – and more – in this week’s digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on June 27th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey
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