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How Startups Can Use Big Data

It was unseasonably warm on the Santa Monica pier last month for the second annual Techweek Los Angeles, an event that brings together practitioners and startups in every facet of technology, from IT services to consumer tech. Many of the companies in attendance were doing highly innovative things a…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 15th, 2014 by Sean Anderson

Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 12

In this week’s digest, we take a look into the crystal ball and predict how the cloud will advance in 2015. We also talk about using Grafana to monitor your data; launch RackConnect RegionLink; and discuss the transition to an IT as a service broker. Check it out.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 12th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Cloud Predictions For 2015

For the past few years I’ve used this holiday period as a chance to do some prognostication. It’s a fun exercise – looking back at trends from the previous 12 months and trying to predict what’s next.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 10th, 2014 by John Engates

How To Manage The Transition To IT As A Service Broker

The time has come. IT must reinvent itself or risk becoming irrelevant. It’s just not possible for IT to function effectively any longer in a traditionally reactive role. Rather, IT must carve out a more strategic relationship within the business by becoming a service broker.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 8th, 2014 by Brent Scotten

Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 5

Want to know how Tipsy Elves survived the Shark Tank effect (again)? Or learn how to build a disaster recovery solution using Site Recover Manager? Or get an update on OpenStack? You can get all of that and more in this week’s digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 5th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Building A Disaster Recovery Solution Using Site Recovery Manager Part 2: Architecting

In my last post, I described how to use VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ to orchestrate the failover of a group of virtual machines (VMs) from one location to another. I also discussed the importance of planning when it comes to using Site Recovery Manager.…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 3rd, 2014 by Luke Huckaba

At Texas Conference For Women, Rackers Highlight Women In Tech

Rackspace last month sponsored the Texas Conference for Women; it was a new experience for the company.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 2nd, 2014 by Kim Tryce

7 Tips To Becoming An IT Service Broker

“IT as a Service Broker” ranked No. 4 in Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends for 2014.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on December 1st, 2014 by Brent Scotten

The State Of OpenStack [Video]

A lot of the talk at OpenStack Summit Paris this month centered on the current state of OpenStack and its future. As the four-year-old project continues to grow and mature, what will OpenStack look like in five, 10 or 15 years?…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 26th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Considering ITO Longevity Or MSP Agility?

During my 12 years at Dell there was a progressive partnership with Perot, effectively version 2.0 of EDS and an IT services provider that Dell ultimately acquired. Over time, Dell transformed from a master of commoditizing the supply chain and just-in-time inventory to a full IT outsourcing (ITO) b…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 25th, 2014 by Arrian Mehis
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