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Advancing The Open Cloud Movement

Cloud Industry Insights by John Igoe – February 25th, 2014

This week, we’re helping advance the open cloud movement by joining a new open source project – Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Foundation – as a Platinum sponsor.

Developing, Deploying Quickly On The Cloud

Partner & Customer Updates by Giacomo Orizzonte – February 25th, 2014

In this guest post, Rackspace Customer TeamSourcing discusses how it uses the Rackspace Cloud and OpenStack to develop and deploy swiftly.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 3: Installing A High Availability Rackspace Private Cloud With Chef Cookbooks

Cloud Industry Insights by Kevin Jackson – February 24th, 2014

In the first two posts I covered the basics: what hardware is involved and the basic network services that form the basis of my Rackspace Private Cloud install. In this post, I set up Rackspace Private Cloud to give an OpenStack environment consisting of highly available Controllers running as a pair with services such as the OpenStack APIs, Neutron, Glance and Keystone and three compute servers allowing me flexibility to do some testing.

Community Team Brings Home Rackspace’s 4th Stevie Award

Racker Culture by Monica Jacob – February 24th, 2014

The Rackspace Community Team took home a silver award for Best Use of Technology in Customer Service – Computer Services at the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This marks Rackspace’s fourth Stevie Award in two years.

Microsoft Is Ending Support For Exchange 2003. What’s Your Next Move?

Cloud Industry Insights by Brooke Jackson – February 24th, 2014

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Exchange 2003. What does this mean for you and your business? Here, we discuss your options.

Cast Your Ballot Now For OpenStack Summit Atlanta Presentations

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – February 21st, 2014

Voting is now open for sessions at OpenStack Summit Atlanta (May 12 through May 16). Here’s a roundup of proposed speaking sessions from Rackspace OpenStack experts. Voting closes Sunday, March 2.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: February 21

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – February 21st, 2014

This week, we prep for SCALE 12x; look at a new partnership to help manage cloud spend; dive into one Racker’s home lab; explain some of the differences between OpenStack as a project, product and service; and much more.

Take The Break-Fix Challenge At SCALE 12x

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – February 21st, 2014

The 12th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 12x) kicks off Friday at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, and Rackspace will be there hosting informative workshops and holding a contest to see if you’ve got what it takes to fix a broken server.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Endao: Quickly Build Business Process Management Tools

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – February 20th, 2014

Rackspace Startup Program member Endao is a platform for building Business Process Management (BPM) software with the goal of improving the design and deployment experience.

5 Tips For Evaluating An Email Provider

Cloud Industry Insights by Lizetta Staplefoote – February 20th, 2014

Before deciding on an email provider, make sure you address the most important aspects of email hosting. Here are some five things to evaluate when selecting an email provider.

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