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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

Rethinking People Costs In Enterprise IT

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset—they’re your competitive advantage” is an often-repeated phrase attributed to former chairperson and CEO of Xerox, Anne M. Mulcahy. Yet how well does your organization understand the true costs of this significant asset, particularly those …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 24th, 2014 by Brent Scotten

Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 21

This week, Forrester rated Rackspace Private Cloud a “strong performer;” we reduced the price of our DevOps Automation service; we talked about the scalability of RackConnect v3; and much more. Check it out now in the weekly digest.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 21st, 2014 by Andrew Hickey

Smarter Scaling With Rackspace And New Relic

At Rackspace, we’re immensely excited about our partnership with New Relic that helps power our DevOps Automation Service. Since announcing the partnership in early October, we’ve turned our attention maximizing the impact of Fanatical Support and Application Monitoring in solving common custome…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 20th, 2014 by Chris Jackson

Rackspace Wins Best Cloud Solution Award At MSPWorld

Rackspace recently earned the 2014 MSPWorld Cup Award for Best Cloud Solution at the MSPWorld Conference. The MSPWorld Cup, awarded by MSPAlliance, recognizes companies that demonstrate consistent efforts to advance the cause of cloud and managed service providers through cutting edge technology, se…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on November 19th, 2014 by Andrew Hickey
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