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Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 20

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – June 20th, 2014

In this week’s digest, we dig into OnMetal, hear from Kabbee about the managed cloud, add chat to Rackspace Webmail and much more.

Rackspace President Taylor Rhodes Unveils OnMetal In GigaOm Structure Keynote [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – June 19th, 2014

Rackspace President Taylor Rhodes took the stage at GigaOm Structure to deliver a keynote on the right (and wrong) way to scale. During his presentation, Taylor unveiled OnMetal. See video of Taylor’s keynote here.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Tricky: Helping Skaters Share Video On The Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace Startup Program member Tricky is using the Rackspace Cloud to enable skateboarders to record and share video clips of their tricks.

OnMetal: The Right Way To Scale

Product & Development by Ev Kontsevoy – June 19th, 2014

Today, Rackspace is waging war on complexity. We want to offer a simpler way to scale. We do this with a new product line called OnMetal.

Finally, Elastic Computing That You Don’t Have To Share

Product & Development by Taylor Rhodes – June 19th, 2014

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 public cloud, along with the simplicity, consistent performance, and predictable cost of single-tenant servers. Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to choose between the two anymore. Rackspace today is announcing the early availability of a new product that will change the way the world thinks about scaling production applications. It’s called OnMetal — and it delivers elastic computing that you don’t have to share.

Email For Ecommerce: Managing Your Reputation

If you run an ecommerce site, email is critical to your business. In this blog series, we dig deeper into some of the areas ecommerce sites should consider when working with email. Here, we examine managing your reputation.

How Cloud Sites Rises To Super Spikes

Cloud Industry Insights by Tony Barrera – June 17th, 2014

Here is a guide of the measures your Cloud Sites team takes in an effort to provide the smoothest transition during a high traffic event.

Kabbee Slams The Brakes On Unsupported Infrastructure

Partner & Customer Updates by Dave Walker – June 17th, 2014

London-based Kabbee got fed up with the lack of support it received from its previous hosting provider. It turned to Rackspace for a managed cloud partner to share its journey.

Why We Craft OpenStack (Featuring Software Developer Craig Vyvial)

In this video series, we hear straight from some of OpenStack’s community members from Rackspace about how the fast-growing open source project has evolved, what it needs to continue thriving and what it means to them personally. Here, we talk to Software Developer Craig Vyvial.

Instant Messaging (Chat) For Rackspace Webmail

Product & Development by Manny DeJesus – June 16th, 2014

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.

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