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Free Backups For MongoDB

I lay awake at night worrying about other people’s data.
Filed in Product & Development on June 25th, 2014 by Kenny Gorman

APAC Customers Can Now Use Performance Cloud Servers

In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, companies are hungry for speed and reliability. We frequently hear it from our customers: improved speed and reliability set their businesses apart from their competitors. Swift application performance equips companies to win.
Filed in Product & Development on June 24th, 2014 by Ajit Melarkode

OnMetal: The Right Way To Scale

For big or rapidly growing Internet companies, one of the largest pains is scaling their application. We often hear about companies that must re-write their entire architectures from scratch every time traffic grows by 10 times. And then they spend significant engineering resources continuously rewo…

Filed in Product & Development on June 19th, 2014 by Ev Kontsevoy

Finally, Elastic Computing That You Don’t Have To Share

We all want the best of both worlds: a car that’s sexy and fast, as well as safe and affordable; a meal that’s healthy and also satisfying. When it comes to IT, companies that are operating at scale have been telling us for years that they wish they could get the agility of the multi-tenant publ…

Filed in Product & Development on June 19th, 2014 by Taylor Rhodes

Instant Messaging (Chat) For Rackspace Webmail

Instant Messaging is almost as critical a business communication tool as email or the telephone. Our Rackspace Email customers have made this clear to us in recent months – and we’ve listened. So please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Rackspace Webmail application suite: Chat.…

Filed in Product & Development on June 16th, 2014 by Manny DeJesus

MongoDB And Hadoop: Connect Your Data

Data processing platforms do not exist in siloes. That is why it is increasingly important for Rackspace to provide interoperability between datastores. This enables customers to choose the best technology for their data processing needs, without being restricted to a single tool.
Filed in Product & Development on June 5th, 2014 by Nirmal Ranganathan

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 Rackspace

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
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