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Cloud Load Balancers: Monitor Bandwidth And Average Connection From The Control Panel

Rackspace is committed to empowering our customers with the most relevant data when it comes to making intelligent technical and business decisions regarding their IT investment. This includes everything from average server load, disk capacity, ping alerts from various points on the Internet and eve…

Filed in Product & Development on September 17th, 2014 by Joseph Palumbo

Cloud Metrics: Working Toward A Public Launch

An important part of Rackspace’s monitoring pipeline is the metrics that we gather in the process. We have a small team called Cloud Metrics that is dedicated to these metrics. We are otherwise known as the Blueflood team since we authored the project, which is the technology at t…

Filed in Product & Development on August 27th, 2014 by Alexander Scammon

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Fanchimp: Social Media Marketing Built On Rackspace Managed Cloud

Fanchimp is fast and easy social media marketing for small and medium businesses. The tool integrates your favorite blogs and recommends the best content to share with your followers. The startup was founded in Santiago de Chile, South America while attending StartupChile, a six month startup incuba…

Filed in Product & Development on August 21st, 2014 by John McKenna

OnMetal Weekly Byte 4: Why Are We So Excited About OnMetal? [Video]

We at Rackspace believe that innovation is something constant and is driven by the needs of you and your business. Hence we are constantly thinking about ways to empower users like you with great technology. OnMetal is just one example of that. In the previous OnMetal weekly bytes, we covered a wide…

Filed in Product & Development on August 21st, 2014 by Priyanka Sahay

OnMetal Weekly Byte 3: Customer Value [Video]

Scaling in a multi-tenant cloud environment is hard. Noisy neighbors steal CPU cycles, degrade disk I/O and increase latency. Racker Ev Kontsevoy talked in detail about these challenges in a recent blog post. Why should you spend time and resources battling these inconsistencies? Shouldn’t you exp…

Filed in Product & Development on August 14th, 2014 by Priyanka Sahay

ObjectRocket Adds Fully-Managed Redis Service

Managing Redis at scale is hard. And ObjectRocket by Rackspace wants to alleviate the pain and headaches developers face managing Redis NoSQL databases. Using the same principles we apply to our fully-managed MongoDB service, our ObjectRocket team now offers full automation, support and management o…

Filed in Product & Development on August 14th, 2014 by Sean Anderson

Get DevOps Advice From Rackspace Specialists With DevOps Advisory Service

Making the transition to DevOps practices requires more than just a flip of a switch. It takes stakeholder buy-in and often requires cultural and business practice transformations that impact the entire organization. DevOps isn’t a product; it’s a methodology, and adoption takes preparation and …

Filed in Product & Development on August 12th, 2014 by Tarun Bhatti

MongoDB’s Coming Attractions

I spend most of my days hacking on MongoDB environments, so it’s easy for me to get pumped about new features when I hear about them. And there are a few recent MongoDB updates and announcements that have me particularly excited.
Filed in Product & Development on August 11th, 2014 by Kenny Gorman

How ObjectRocket Gives Free MongoDB Backups To Everyone

We changed the database business in June when we offered free backups to anybody using MongoDB. We share our expansive disk infrastructure with the community to help folks get backed up, so they can sleep easy. It’s not an add-on. It’s not an upcharge.…

Filed in Product & Development on August 11th, 2014 by Kenny Gorman

OnMetal Weekly Byte 2: The Power Of Open Platforms [Video]

At Rackspace, we believe that open source communities enable innovation and collaboration. That is why we founded OpenStack four years back and why we actively engage in the Open Compute Project as well. OnMetal is built on OpenStack software and Open Compute hardware. Listen to what the OnMetal tea…

Filed in Product & Development on August 7th, 2014 by Priyanka Sahay
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