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The Verdict On MongoDB, From Devs And Ops

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – September 12th, 2014

MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database, incites a lot of passion on the web. There are some who love this schemaless database and others who think it’s overrun with challenges. We polled several of our Rackspace developers and operations engineers to find out what they think of MongoDB. What Fans of MongoDB Like… Schemaless Many developers are […]

What Do You Need In An Email Provider?

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – September 3rd, 2014

On April 8, Microsoft have ended support for Exchange 2003. To help you plan you’re next move, we’ve laid out the pros and cons of investing in another on-premise email solution or going with a cloud provider for email management. If you’ve decided that working along side a hosted provider is the best option for your email and […]

Five Reasons I’m Breaking Up With Your Online Store

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – September 1st, 2014

Hello Website Owner, We have something we need to talk about. It’s not you, it’s not me, it’s your website. Unless you’re targeting people with way too much time on their hands, your site needs a complete overhaul. Consider me one of the legions of disgruntled web shoppers who’ve had it up to their https […]

Why Rackspace Will Support MongoDB

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – August 28th, 2014

What is ObjectRocket? It’s a MongoDB database as a service that is highly available, automatically sharded and lightning fast – 10 times faster than its leading competitors, according to our internal benchmarking tests. Adding ObjectRocket to the Rackspace family deepens our open cloud mission and helps us broaden our product portfolio to give our customers what […]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted!

Talent & Culture by APAC Marketing – August 26th, 2014

Have you done it yet? The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the viral sensation soaking the world this summer, and our colleagues in the US called on our team at Rackspace Asia to ice ourselves for a great cause. On a hot, humid day in Hong Kong, the Ice Bucket Challenge is more than a […]

E-Commerce Cart Comparison: The Basics

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – August 26th, 2014

We recently published a cross-comparison of four popular e-commerce carts: Magento, OSCommerce, XCart and Volusion. Most shopping carts have similar features: shipping modules, coupons and gift certificates, inventory tracking and numerous other admin and marketing functions. Selecting the best option, though, isn’t simply picking a name out of a hat. The biggest factor to consider […]

Does Support Still Matter In The World Of Hybrid IT?

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – August 21st, 2014

Three support considerations for enterprises looking to move to Hybrid IT Over the last three years, we’ve seen the emergence of hosted hybrid clouds as a great alternative for enterprises looking for a balance between the agility and flexibility public clouds provide and the security and control of private clouds. Forrester, IDC and others predict massive growth in […]

Scale Your Testing: Prepare for More

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – August 19th, 2014

Testing is a good thing. It has to be – the world is telling us it is. There are conferences and hundreds of meetups around the world just to discuss testing. There are workshops and countless testing tools. There are tons of books explaining testing down to the very last detail. And, most of all, there […]

Cloud, Infrastructure And Economics

Cloud Industry Insights by APAC Marketing – August 14th, 2014

Amid all of the buzz around cloud technology, it is critical for IT organizations to understand the economic aspects of this technology beyond differences between CapEx and OpEx that have been discussed ad nauseam. In this post, It made the point that comparing cloud to dedicated or physical servers is akin to comparing buying versus renting […]

Experiment, Trash and Start Over

Product & Development by APAC Marketing – August 12th, 2014

Good, well functioning websites don’t happen by accident. They are the result of a lot of behind the scenes work – developing an idea, writing code to handle all of the different tasks and making sure everything runs smoothly on every page. Above all, the website needs to be sturdy enough to handle heavy traffic. […]

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