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What Does It Take To Hit A 10X Performance Improvement?

Cloud Industry Insights by Dominic Smith – June 25th, 2014

In a recent guest post entitled “Performance at Scale: SSDs, Silver Bullets and Serialization” for High Scalability, Aaron Sullivan, a Principal Engineer at Rackspace, took a close look at the problem of trying to increase performance across software and hardware systems.

Email For Ecommerce: Transactional Email

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 transactional email.

Docker With The Rackspace Open Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by Adrian Otto – June 24th, 2014

Docker Inc. recently unveiled an exciting new open source project called Libswarm designed to make the using containers in the public cloud a lot easier. Rackspace has been working closely with both Docker and core Docker contributors to make this project possible and accelerate users’ ability to confidently put their containers in the cloud.

Thinking Outside The Box With Hybrid Cloud, New Technologies

When you’re a digital agency working for ecommerce customers, you have to stay nimble and on top of the latest technologies. At Gracious Studios, we rely heavily on open source and open standards, including the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud.

APAC Customers Can Now Use Performance Cloud Servers

Product & Development by Ajit Melarkode – June 24th, 2014

In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, companies are hungry for speed and reliability. Simply put: Performance is key. Starting today, our customers in the APAC region can benefit from the speed, reliability and affordability of Performance Cloud Servers

Pantheon: Containers Running On Bare-Metal IaaS Will Disrupt The EC2 Virtualization Model Of Cloud Computing At Scale

Partner & Customer Updates by Zack Rosen – June 23rd, 2014

We’ve all been trained to think of ‘The Cloud’ as generic virtual machines on demand à la EC2. At Pantheon we believe this VM-centric compute model will be supplanted by a simpler, vastly more efficient model of cloud computing: containers running on bare-metal infrastructure provisioned via API.

Bigger Is Better: Introducing The CloudU Big Data MOOC

Have you heard of MapReduce? How about Data Lake or petabytes? If you’ve heard these big data terms before and weren’t sure exactly what they meant, it’s time to find out. CloudU today is launching its “Bigger is Better” Big Data Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

NoSQL = No Worries: Rackspace, ObjectRocket Power Mobile App Challenge

Rackspace and ObjectRocket want to inspire developers around the globe to be creative. We want to help them build applications that solve pressing problems – both today and in the future. With that in mind, we’re launching the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge – a new contest through which Rackspace and ObjectRocket will provide the tools that empower developers to build user-friendly, sophisticated mobile apps that have real world impact.

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.

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