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OpenStack Workshop At Grace Hopper Open Source Day 2014

This year, OpenStack participated in Open Source Day (OSD) at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the second time. The main focus of this year’s Open Source Day was humanitarian applications. Along with OpenStack, participating open source projects included Microsoft Disaster Recovery, Ushahidi, Sahana Software Foundation and others.

The Startup Pitch: Small Teams Making Big Impacts

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – October 16th, 2014

Recently, while visiting our Rackspace office in Sydney, I had the privilege to attend a startup pitch competition organized by the Rackspace Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) Startup Program. On hand for the 2014 Small Teams Big Impact Award event were six startup finalists selected by a panel of independent judges based on the following criteria: Innovation, Disruption and Market.

Rackspace Takes On Fashion Retail At Fashion Digital New York

Cloud Industry Insights by Rena Van de Putte – October 16th, 2014

Where does fashion meet technology? At Fashion Digital. On Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21, ecommerce retail leaders will meet in New York City to learn about transformative ecommerce technologies and online retail. Rackspace Digital will be there to discuss how we can help power your digital strategy.

SSL Protocol 3.0 Vulnerability (aka The ‘POODLE’ Issue)

Cloud Industry Insights by Rackspace – October 15th, 2014

Rackspace is tracking an industry-wide security issue broadly referred to as “POODLE,” (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). This is a vulnerability affecting the SSLv3 protocol, and a number of Rackspace customers may be impacted. At this time, we are not aware of any attacks attempting to leverage the vulnerability, but we’re closely monitoring the situation.

Rackspace::Solve Chicago: How Accruent Solves For Hypergrowth In A SaaS World

Partner & Customer Updates by Nick Turner – October 15th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve Chicago on Monday, October 20, Accruent will highlight how it is constantly optimizing our platforms; share its experience updating the infrastructure for companies that join the Accruent family; and share tips on how to effectively optimize infrastructure and eliminate points of failure. Register now for Rackspace::Solve Chicago.

CloudU Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Cloud Industry Insights by Steven Villarreal – October 15th, 2014

October marks the five-year anniversary of the CloudU program. Since the program launched in 2009, CloudU has extended its global reach to over 20,000 learners from over 17 countries. To celebrate and recognize key members of the CloudU community, CloudU has launched “Who’s Who in CloudU,” an interactive billboard that highlights members of the CloudU community.

Big Data On Bare Metal: Don’t Sacrifice Performance For Flexibility

Product & Development by John Engates – October 15th, 2014

In the world of Big Data, bare metal is king. With Cloud Big Data OnMetal you can take advantage of the flexibility of the cloud and the performance of bare metal.

Rackspace::Solve Chicago: Zipline Labs Solves For Scale With DevOps

Partner & Customer Updates by Kirk Bowman – October 14th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve Chicago, Zipline Labs will highlight how it uses Rackspace DevOps Automation Service and the Rackspace Cloud to ensure that it can perform and scale in a secure way for future growth. Zipline will also demo its iOS app, which humanizes the transfer of money, before it’s available in the app store.

Accelerating Science With OpenStack At Notre Dame

Partner & Customer Updates by Paul R. Brenner – October 14th, 2014

The Center for Research Computing (CRC) at the University of Notre Dame offers a heterogeneous high-performance computing environment where faculty, students and others can conduct scientific research. We selected OpenStack and Rackspace Private Cloud for a key component in our research cloud because we need to be dynamically flexible.

Rackspace::Solve Chicago: Building And Selling To The ‘Touch Generation’

Partner & Customer Updates by Paul Do Forno – October 13th, 2014

There’s a new generation that has grown up with iPhones. They have never known a world without touch screens, smartphones and slick, snappy interfaces. At Rackspace::Solve Chicago, Paul do Forno from Razorfish will talk about building and selling to the ‘touch generation.’ Here’s a sneak peek.

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