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The Shoulders Of A Giant

Cloud Industry Insights by Graham Weston – February 10th, 2014

By now, many of you have read that Lanham Napier is retiring as CEO of Rackspace, after 14 years with the company. This is a bittersweet day — not just for him, but for all the Rackers and customers and partners and shareholders who have worked with him and have been inspired by him over the years.

Leading And Leaving

Cloud Industry Insights by Lanham Napier – February 10th, 2014

I’m retiring from Rackspace. Our co-founder and executive chairman, Graham Weston, will step in to replace me as CEO, and will run the company in partnership with our president, Taylor Rhodes, while the board conducts a careful search for a long-term CEO, among internal and external candidates.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 1: The Setup

Cloud Industry Insights by Kevin Jackson – February 10th, 2014

Over the past year I’ve been using a home lab for quick, hands-on testing of OpenStack and Rackspace Private Cloud. This post is about the tech involved and how it is set up.

Rackspace Training For OpenStack Continues University Tour In 2014

Cloud Industry Insights by Tony Campbell – February 10th, 2014

Rackspace Training for OpenStack is continuing its tour of colleges and universities this year with stops in Berkeley and the University of Portland, with more to come.

Turn Your Ops Team Into MongoDB Believers

Cloud Industry Insights by Garrett Heath – February 10th, 2014

Here are some ways you can showcase the advantages of MongoDB to your Ops team as you look to use it as the database for a production app or site.

What’s New In Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013

Product & Development by Brooke Jackson – February 7th, 2014

Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013, which is now in general availability, adds a host of features that make dealing with email less of a hassle, while maintaining the capabilities that make it a breeze.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: February 7

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – February 7th, 2014

In this week’s digest, we discuss our policy on contributing to open source; welcome back CloudU; take a look at the new Open Compute Lab at UTSA; and much more.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Knowji: Combining Education, Technology For Language Acquisition Apps

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – February 6th, 2014

Knowji, a Rackspace Startup Program member, is using the Rackspace Cloud to build apps that combine education and technology to help people quickly learn vocabulary and languages.

Introduction To Cloud Monitoring

Cloud Industry Insights by Joseph Palumbo – February 6th, 2014

This is one of a collection of posts I’ve written recently to provide a high-level introduction to all of the products and services available within a Rackspace Cloud Account. Here, I provide an introduction to Cloud Monitoring.

Fundamentals Of Cloud Architecture: The Seed Config [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Joseph Palumbo – February 5th, 2014

In this video, I show you how the Cloud Launch Team uses some fundamentals of cloud architecture to help you eliminate technical debt from your cloud configuration and prepare you for success in the future.

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