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The Risks And Hidden Dangers Of Outdated Technology

Are you still clinging to your trusty old server that’s gracefully aging towards obsolescence? Perhaps you are still running important applications on older servers with old operating systems because they’re “good enough” and still “work fine.” In many respects, your old server is like a trusty old car. You know where the kinks are and it gets you where you need to go. But lurking below the surface of that trusty old car, and your old server, can be hidden risks that can result in very big problems, even dangers, usually when least expected.

What Is Managed Cloud?

Cloud Industry Insights by Taylor Rhodes – June 4th, 2014

At some point, most busy, successful people — and busy, successful businesses — find it wise to focus on what they do best and let specialists do the rest. That’s a big part of the appeal of what we at Rackspace call managed cloud.

Connecting Your Data: Hadoop Summit 2014

Cloud Industry Insights by Sean Anderson – June 3rd, 2014

Big data is here! And as we head to Hadoop Summit this week, here are three things we’re excited to talk to the community about.

mShopper: Lightning Fast At A Fraction Of The Cost On Rackspace Cloud

mShopper, a Rackspace customer, greatly improved page load times and saved money doing it on the Rackspace Cloud.

Scale Up And Down Based On Load With Rackspace Auto Scale

Product & Development by Sanjay Sohoni – June 2nd, 2014

Here, I address one of the common questions I get from customers: How do I use Rackspace Auto Scale to enable a number of servers to increase and shrink based on load?

Recap: CommVault, Rackspace Partnership Gets Fanatical At PartnerPalooza 2

CommVault, a Rackspace Marketplace partner, recently attended Rackspace PartnerPalooza 2. Here are some of our takeaways.

A Change In The Patent Troll Landscape

Cloud Industry Insights by Van Lindberg – May 30th, 2014

The push for patent validity is having a direct impact on how patent trolls do business. This is evidenced by Erich Spangenberg announcing that he will step down as head of IPNav, a well-known patent troll with which Rackspace has battled for years.

Sustainability Shines In Springtime

Cloud Industry Insights by Melissa Gray – May 30th, 2014

Traditionally, April and May mark the busiest months of year for our Sustainability team, which is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Team (CSR). Yes, there is the obvious Earth Day celebration that takes place during that time, but I want to share some of the highlights from the last six weeks on what the team is working on here at Rackspace.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: May 30

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – May 30th, 2014

This week, sustainability shines, Engagency talks about its Sitecore business, we welcome the dawn of managed cloud and much more. Check it out in this week’s digest.

The Dawn Of Managed Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – May 29th, 2014

It’s still early days, but there is a fast growing segment of cloud customers who want a partner to do the heavy lifting for them. They want someone to manage the day-to-day operations that keep their workloads and their businesses running. They want a managed cloud.

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