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OnMetal Weekly Byte 2: The Power Of Open Platforms [Video]

Product & Development by Priyanka Sahay – August 7th, 2014

In this video blog series, we give you an inside look at the story behind OnMetal, our new API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Here, the OnMetal team talks about why OnMetal was built on OpenStack software and Open Compute hardware.

Invitamos a las empresas mexicanas a conocer nuestro concepto único de Managed Virtualization, desde EMC Forum México

Cloud Industry Insights by Roberto Tietzsch – August 7th, 2014

La relevancia de Latinoamérica -y en especial de México- ha aumentado tanto para Rackspace en los últimos años, que actualmente establecemos nuestra primera oficina en la región, ubicada en la Ciudad de México. Con nuestra llegada, queremos acercar a las empresas mexicanas a nuestro Fanatical Support, que desde hace 15 años ha contribuido al crecimiento de negocios de todos los tamaños alrededor del mundo. Arrancando con nuestras primeras actividades locales estaremos presentes en EMC Forum México 2014, hoy, 7 de Agosto, desde el Centro Banamex de la Ciudad de México.

Where Does IaaS Fit Into The Managed Cloud?

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – August 6th, 2014

Infrastructure-as-a-Service is and remains a critical component in the Rackspace Managed Cloud. Think of it this way: our IaaS by default comes with service; we don’t offer raw, unmanaged infrastructure.

Rackspace::Solve SF: Alex And Ani Solves For Hyperscale Ecommerce Growth [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 6th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, Alex and Ani Vice President of Digital Strategy, Ryan Bonifacino, took the stage to discuss how the company’s digital strategy helped accommodate revenue growth that skyrocketed from $80 million in 2012 to $230 million a year later. Here’s full video of the conversation.

Web Bot Technology: How Scrapers And Botnet Operators Work

To better protect your site from web bots, it’s important to understand how these malicious programs operate.

Rackspace::Solve SF: WePay Digs Into Rapid Growth, Scale Through DevOps [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 5th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, Bill Clerico, CEO of Rackspace customer WePay, talked about how WePay solved for rapid customer growth and scale through DevOps and gained a competitive edge. Check out the full video of Clerico’s on-stage conversation.

Preparing For The Shark Tank Effect

Partner & Customer Updates by Steve Yu – August 5th, 2014

When DDP Yoga got a call from Shark Tank, Rackspace helped ensure our website could stand up to the onslaught of traffic known as “the Shark Tank effect.”

3 Enterprises Growing In A Cloudy World

For mature enterprises, the cloud represents a way to get out from under the constraints of traditional IT. Unlike businesses born in the cloud, the existing systems and business processes in these organizations present unique challenges to cloud adoption. The company examples below offer three different stories of traditional IT teams growing into the cloud with measurable success.

Rackspace::Solve SF: Docker CEO On The Future of Applications [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 4th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco last week, Docker CEO Ben Golub took the stage to discuss the future of applications. Here is video of Golub’s full Rackspace::Solve presentation.

Scaling Cloud Infrastructure Despite Brain Drain And Ad Hoc Processes

Partner & Customer Updates by Matt Juszczak – August 4th, 2014

As development makes changes to the software, operations has to manually install the new virtual code and tweak the configurations manually every time they create a new server. Equally problematic, virtual server instances proliferate unchecked, leading to thousands of dollars in unexpected charges from the cloud service provider. This leads to a slash-and-burn server destruction scramble that accidentally takes down the production platform and disgruntles many of those new users. Heavy sighs emanate from the CTO’s office. What’s to be done?

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