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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…

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

Cloud Images For The Open Cloud: Import, Export And Share Images

Have you ever wanted to boot a Cloud Server from a friend’s image, or using an operating system that Rackspace doesn’t offer? Do you want to be able to take a server image out of the Rackspace Cloud?
Filed in Product & Development on April 2nd, 2014 by Brian Rosmaita

Mute Cloud Monitoring Notifications With Suppressions

Cloud Monitoring was designed to make sure that when something goes wrong we are the first to know, and the first to let you know. As your app grows, it becomes more critical that every monitoring notification you get is actionable. If it isn’t something you can take action on, it ends up taki…

Filed in Product & Development on April 1st, 2014 by Justin Gallardo

Customize Configuration Settings For Cloud Databases

As promised last year, we are committed to simplifying database management with Rackspace Cloud Databases. Starting today you can customize configuration settings for Cloud Databases instances using the API or Trove command line tool. This capability allows you to optimize configuration settings bas…

Filed in Product & Development on April 1st, 2014 by Neha Verma

Create Cloud Files Container-Level Access Control Policies

Combining Rackspace Cloud’s RBAC with Cloud Files’ ACLs allows you to control read or write access to a particular container and for a particular user.
Filed in Product & Development on March 27th, 2014 by Nicholas Wagner

ObjectRocket Blasts Off In Hong Kong

Just 13 months after we acquired industrial strength MongoDB Data-as-a-Service ObjectRocket, the service is now available in our Hong Kong data center. This follows the launch of ObjectRocket in the UK earlier this year.
Filed in Product & Development on March 26th, 2014 by Toby Owen

Sharpening Our DevOps Expertise For Your Innovative App

It was only a few years ago that Rackspace did everything manually to launch new products. The process would take us two years and by the time the product launched, someone would beat us on time to market and it would diminish our hard work. We were entering the cloud market and it was clear that w…

Filed in Product & Development on March 26th, 2014 by Tarun Bhatti

Creating Dynamic Host Files With Chef

Maintaining host files on standard *nix system has been traditionally done by hand. This becomes a challenge as the number of systems grows and  is more true in the cloud model, where you might add/delete servers at a higher rate. One solution would be to use DNS and use a local zone to store your …

Filed in Product & Development on March 21st, 2014 by Sriram Rajan
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