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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

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
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