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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

OnMetal Weekly Byte: The Story Behind OnMetal [Video]

Last week, we announced the availability of OnMetal, API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Building a great product not only requires a coherent vision but also a collaborative cross functional execution to successfully bring it to market. Through a series of videos, we want to give y…

Filed in Product & Development on July 31st, 2014 by Priyanka Sahay

Rackspace developer+ Program: For Developers, By Developers

I’m a developer – even if lately I spend more of my time in something other than a text editor. My amazing team and I – along with Rackers throughout the organization – focus on something called “Developer Experience.”
Filed in Product & Development on July 30th, 2014 by Jesse Noller

Cloud Databases Introduces Enhanced Support, More Database Types, Larger Flavors And More Storage

Increasingly, growing businesses face massive scale challenges that often impact the data tier the most. Instead of being focused on delivering new features and capabilities to customers, businesses often experience pain in scaling their infrastructure. Database systems become increasingly difficult…

Filed in Product & Development on July 28th, 2014 by Neha Verma

OnMetal Shows Phenomenal Performance In Early Benchmarks

Since we launched the limited availability of OnMetal™ Cloud Servers – single-tenant bare-metal servers provisioned quickly via the cloud – last month, our customers have shown great interest. Some of them are looking to move away from the unpredictable nature of virtualized, multi-tenant envi…

Filed in Product & Development on July 24th, 2014 by Ev Kontsevoy
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