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Shellshock Bash Bug: Protect Your Systems

Cloud Industry Insights by Rackspace – September 25th, 2014

A security vulnerability affecting GNU Bash (CVE-2014-6271), also known as the Shellshock bug or vulnerability, has been discovered. According to research, the bug could be used to remotely take control of a system that uses Bash, which is part of many Linux systems. Rackspace customers that use Bash as their shell should apply the vendor-recommended patch as soon as possible.

Rackspace::Solve NY: Appboy Solves For Rapid Customer Growth, Scale Through DevOps [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – September 25th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve New York, Jon Hyman, Appboy co-founder and CIO talked about how Appboy leverages DevOps to solve for rapid customer growth and scale. Here’s video of Jon’s talk, with an introduction from General Manager of the DevOps Business Segment at Rackspace Prashanth Chandrasekar.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: October 2014

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – September 25th, 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in October 2014. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. Here is a partial list of global startup events complied by the contributors of StartupDigest.

Industry-Leading Uptime Guarantee, Improved Scalability: Rackspace Private Cloud

Product & Development by Darrin Hanson – September 25th, 2014

Rackspace Private Cloud has been updated to offer an industry-leading 99.99 percent OpenStack uptime guarantee, scalability up to 200 physical nodes and support for DevOps Automation Services.

Deploying Humanitarian Applications On OpenStack At Grace Hopper Open Source Day

In October, Rackers will once again take OpenStack to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Rackspace::Solve NY: DigitasLBi Solves Complexity For Brands, Their Customer Experiences [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – September 24th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve New York, DigitasLBi Vice President and General Director of Technology Tony Bailey talked about how the agency solves complexity for brands and their customer experiences. Here’s full video of Tony’s presentation.

RPC Insights Wrap Up: Get The Most Out Of Rackspace Private Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by Terri Schlosser – September 23rd, 2014

Just as summer comes to a close, so does our RPC Insights series. This series of webinars and blog posts by Rackspace Sales Engineer James Thorne provided detailed information and guidance to help you get started with Rackspace Private Cloud. Here’s a recap of the RPC Insights series.

Winter is Coming. Again: New And Improved Rackspace Tools To Prepare Your Site For Holiday Shopping Traffic

Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush – September 23rd, 2014

Last year on our Office Hours Hangout, we spent a few weeks discussing some strategies and tools for scaling ecommerce sites in anticipation of traffic during the holiday season. Rackspace has added several tools and services that can help as you prepare for this year’s holiday traffic rush. We’ll discuss those this Thursday at 1 p.m. CDT on our Office Hours Hangout.

Culture, Rackers Make Rackspace Australia One Of ‘Best Places To Work 2014’

Racker Culture by Angus Dorney – September 22nd, 2014

Since we opened the Rackspace Australia office, we have worked to capture the essence of what makes Rackspace great – the culture, the people, the passion – and bring it to this part of the world. And Rackspace Australia’s recent recognition as one of the best places to work in Australia – for the second consecutive year — shows that we’re leading a successful charge.

Another Patent Troll Slain. You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone.

Cloud Industry Insights by Van Lindberg – September 22nd, 2014

Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll. I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat. No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable by the US Patent and Trademark Office in response to a challenge (called an Inter Partes Review, or IPR) filed by Rackspace. This continues our streak of challenging, and winning, against patent trolls.

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