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The OpenStack-Powered Rackspace Cloud: A Platform For The Startup Movement

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – April 17th, 2012

Rackspace has announced to the world the release of the next generation Rackspace Cloud built on OpenStack and powered by Fanatical Support. The Rackspace Startup Program is truly excited about this announcement and what it holds for the future of startups being able to build their businesses upon our next gen cloud. The future of […]

I Support Open Clouds Because…

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – April 17th, 2012

There are a host of reasons to support open clouds. We do. Why do you think we just relaunched the Rackspace Cloud and Cloud Servers, which now runs on OpenStack. Open clouds pave the way for innovation, agility and lower costs. Open clouds stem from communities. And open clouds have the potential to eliminate vendor […]

Issues Around Cloud Adoption

Cloud Industry Insights by Ben Kepes – April 17th, 2012

CloudU Notebooks is a weekly blog series that explores topics from the CloudU certificate program in bite sized chunks, written by me, Ben Kepes, curator of CloudU. How-to’s, interviews with industry giants, and the occasional opinion piece are what you can expect to find. If that’s your cup of tea, you can subscribe here. When […]

Infochimps – Big Data In The Rackspace Cloud

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – April 17th, 2012

This is a guest blog post written and contributed by Joe Kelly, CEO of Infochimps, a big data provider and Rackspace customer. Infochimps is an early customer of the next generation Rackspace Cloud. Infochimps, the first open data marketplace and a leading provider of tools, content and operational expertise for big data infrastructure, now supports […]

A Massive Day For The Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack

SAN FRANCISCO — As you might have heard, Rackspace made a major announcement today: We rolled out an array of new and enhanced products built on our next generation Rackspace Cloud and that leverage the open source cloud operating system OpenStack. The Rackspace Cloud now offers a broad portfolio of cloud products and services, including […]

The Rackspace Cloud Powered By OpenStack

When I joined Rackspace nearly two years ago, the thought of working with a community to build an open cloud platform seemed almost Utopian. I say almost because at the time, the vision was close enough to be in focus but still an arm’s length away. Though we’ve always advocated and supported open source, we […]

Rackspace In The News: Week Ending April 13, 2012

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – April 13th, 2012

From being ranked among the 10 most powerful Infrastructure-as-a-Service companies, to keeping long-distance commuters happy, Rackspace got some solid recognition this week. Here we take a look at a few stories that showcased our talents. Making The Top 10 In a list highlighting the top 10 IaaS companies – in alphabetical order – Rackspace took […]

Starting Up (Is Hard To Do): Conference Missteps And Lessons Learned

Cloud Industry Insights by Garrett Heath – April 13th, 2012

If you are a startup looking to exhibit at a conference for the first time, be sure to learn from the missteps that Racker Garrett Heath had while manning his first conference booth.

Racker Showcases Real-World SharePoint Deployments In New Book

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – April 13th, 2012

Rackspace Senior SharePoint Consultant and SharePoint Server MVP Jennifer Mason knows SharePoint isn’t always easy, and each SharePoint solution requires a special recipe unto itself. And to showcase how to create and implement SharePoint projects, Mason put together a cookbook of sorts that offers step-by-step recipes for various SharePoint solutions in real-world scenarios. In “Microsoft […]

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