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Exploit Kits and CryptoWall 3.0

Cloud Industry Insights by bradduncan – March 2nd, 2015

Brad Duncan is a Security Analyst at Rackspace, where he investigates suspicious network activity.  Reviewing alerts on web traffic from Rackspace offices world-wide, we occasionally discover domains hosting exploit kits or other malicious files.  Our researchers investigate these leads to gather malware samples, identify threat actors, and determine other indicators of malicious activity.  This blog entry discusses one such recent investigation. […]

The Growing Market for Managed Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – March 2nd, 2015

With the cloud landscape continuing to mature, we see the cloud market bifurcating into two segments. The first segment is unmanaged infrastructure that we know today as IaaS. The other segment is cloud that includes managed services, also known as managed cloud.  As Rackspace pushes to extend its leadership position as the #1 managed cloud […]

[infographic] From Mainframes to Managed Cloud: How IT Workloads Have Evolved

We recently teamed up with Intel to develop an infographic charting the evolution of IT workloads. If you’ve been dying to know when the first email was sent, when BASIC was introduced, and which company first developed flash memory—you’ve come to the right place. More than half a century of IT innovation has resulted in […]

First Class Service With In-Place Upgrades: Rackspace Private Cloud Version 10

Product & Development by Darrin Hanson – February 26th, 2015

In addition to stability and scalability, enterprises need a private cloud that is highly available and can be upgraded without experiencing downtime or impacting critical business operations. In fact, several industry analysts have cited the pain of upgrading from one release to the next as an inhibitor to OpenStack adoption in the enterprise. Today, with […]

Last Call for RedisConf…Come Join the Redis Movement!

Cloud Industry Insights by Kyle Hunter – February 25th, 2015

RedisConf is just around the corner! We’ve got a full day of inspiring keynotes, intensely practical sessions, and plenty of fun networking when we gather next Thursday, March 5th, at the Innovation Hanger located at 3601 Lyon Street in San Francisco. With over 300 registrants and 20 speakers from big names like Hulu, Pivotal, Heroku, […]

Omaze Fuels Charity Success with Star Power and Game-Changing Tools Powered by Rackspace

Partner & Customer Updates by David Lieberman – February 25th, 2015

At a Los Angeles charity auction a few years ago, NBA Hall-of-Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson offered one lucky bidder the chance to sit courtside with him at a game and then join him for dinner to converse about basketball and life. The opportunity fetched the Boys & Girls Club of America a $15,000 donation. Ryan […]

Batch, Streaming and Serving: Hortonworks Data Platform version 2.2 is Here

Product & Development by Sean Anderson – February 25th, 2015

Over the last two years Rackspace has released several enhancements to its Cloud and Managed Big Data Platforms powered by the Hortonwork Data Platform, including support for different versioning, OnMetal, Spark and other enhancements. Our commitment to ensuring that our HadoopTM users have a current and relevant big data environment to meet the fast changing […]

SponsorHub’s Super Bowl XLIX Analysis Offers Incisive Brand Revelations

Cloud Industry Insights by Rob Discher – February 24th, 2015

Editor’s Note: SponsorHub is a Rackspace customer that delivers analytics to the sports and entertainment industry. To view SponsorHub’s pre-and post-Super Bowl XLIX findings or to download the full presentation, visit It’s Super Bowl Sunday. The clock reads 0:00 and a champion has been crowned. No, we’re not talking about the New England Patriots — although […]

Sign Up for The Rackspace CDN Early Access Program

Product & Development by Megan Meza – February 24th, 2015

If your business revolves around a website or web application, we know you’re thinking about performance on a daily basis. But you may not know just how impactful that performance can be on your bottom line. Did you know more than 30 percent of web visitors typically leave a site if that site doesn’t load […]

A Simple Solution for Managing the New MongoDB in Sitecore 7.5 and Above

Product & Development by Kyle Hunter – February 23rd, 2015

Sitecore is one of the most popular and highly rated providers of Customer Experience Management technology (also known as Web Content Management or WCM). These are the applications that marketers rely on to power their websites. Rackspace Digital provides the Sitecore expertise, support, and an optimized cloud platform that removes all the technical headaches of […]

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