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Scale Up And Down Based On Load With Rackspace Auto Scale

As a Product Manager for Rackspace Auto Scale, I frequently talk to customers to determine what problems they are trying to solve. Many customers are trying to find solutions to similar problems. I will write a series of articles to help explain these problems and provide solutions. I will also prov…

Filed in Product & Development on June 2nd, 2014 by Sanjay Sohoni

Icehouse: The Enterprise-Grade OpenStack Release

In April, the OpenStack Foundation released Icehouse, the ninth release of the OpenStack cloud platform. The general consensus seems to be that while Icehouse has some compelling new features, the focus of this version of OpenStack is on enterprise-grade readiness. Vendors like Rackspace and users w…

Filed in Product & Development on May 9th, 2014 by Kenneth Hui

Hortonworks Data Platform In The Cloud: 3 Clicks To Cluster

The world of data platforms is forging forward with increasing velocity. To stay relevant in today’s Big Data conversation, technologies must implement features and enhancements at a swifter cadence than legacy technology. The only way this is possible is by orchestrating the worldwide execution o…

Filed in Product & Development on May 8th, 2014 by Sean Anderson

Performance Cloud Servers Coming To Australia

Underperforming servers and failure in the cloud can lead to overly complicated architectures, server sprawl and operational nightmares. When that happens, your architects end up spending precious development time compensating for cloud deficiency rather than building the next killer app.
Filed in Product & Development on May 5th, 2014 by Angus Dorney

Using Cloud Monitoring On Your Rackspace Private Cloud

Were you aware that with Cloud Monitoring you could monitor any of your servers? No, really, any server, anywhere! It does not matter if they’re hosted on the Rackspace Public Cloud, if they’re Rackspace Dedicated Servers, if they’re in your data centers, or even another pr…

Filed in Product & Development on April 24th, 2014 by Mike Metral

Hosted Microsoft Lync Instant Messaging And Video Calling Now In Beta

EDITOR’S NOTE: Microsoft Lync from Rackspace is now in General Availability. For more information, check out this blog post.…

Filed in Product & Development on April 23rd, 2014 by Hassan Malik

Catch The Problem Before It Occurs: Cloud Databases Monitoring With A Few Clicks

Cloud Databases instances are already preconfigured with a default set of metrics, including CPU, memory, disk usage, average load, network and MySQL specific metrics. You can monitor both real-time statistics and historical trends in usage using our API and our CLI. However, you have told us that y…

Filed in Product & Development on April 16th, 2014 by Neha Verma

Instant Messaging And Video Calling Coming Soon With Hosted Lync

EDITOR’S NOTE: Microsoft Lync from Rackspace is now in General Availability. For more information, check out this blog post.
Filed in Product & Development on April 15th, 2014 by Hassan Malik

Find The Right Infrastructure With The Windows Workload Reference Architecture Tool

Transitioning your existing physical servers into a hosted infrastructure usually isn’t as difficult as many perceive, and in the long run, moving your workloads to a managed infrastructure can spare you from frustrating IT headaches in the future. With less time spent managing your servers, you…

Filed in Product & Development on April 8th, 2014 by Cole Humphreys

Simply Backup Cloud Sites With CodeGuard

Website backups are imperative. And if you are a Rackspace Cloud Sites customer you know that backups are a hot topic. In fact, backups are the No. 1 feature you’ve requested for Cloud Sites – it has received well over 1,000 votes at feedback.rackspace.com.…

Filed in Product & Development on April 3rd, 2014 by Jereme Hancock
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