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Cloud Computing In Action – Rise and Fall of Britannica – Infographic

Infographic compares defunct paper based Encyclopedia Brittanica to equivalent cloud application Wikipedia, in terms of dollars, trees, & knowledge cataloged.

Rackspace Open Sources Atom Hopper, An Atom Publishing Server

Product & Development by Chad Lung – April 3rd, 2012

Atom Hopper is an open source Java Atom publishing server for accessing, processing and aggregating Atom entries. Rackspace designed Atom Hopper to make it easy to build both generalized and specialized persistence mechanisms for Atom XML data; it’s based on the Atom Syndication Format and the Atom Publishing Protocol. We’ve started from the Apache Abdera […]

The Big Opportunities in the Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by Ben Kepes – April 3rd, 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. Recently […]

Rackspace Cloud Sites – A Look at the Numbers

Product & Development by Angela Bartels – April 3rd, 2012

Hosting over 400,000 sites across 112 countries, the Rackspace Cloud Sites product is the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) many advertising agencies and web design shops go to for creating sites that are stable, scalable and backed by support that is available in a moment’s notice.

Don’t Let DNS Management Drive You Crazy

This is a guest post written and contributed by Brian Jinwright, CEO and founder at iPoots LLC, a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. iPoots (Internet Processing of Our Terabytes of Storage) provides DNSly in order to simplify management of your DNS with Rackspace Cloud DNS and other cloud providers. DNS management can be frustrating. We get […]

SURGE: Disrupting The Energy Space

SURGE Accelerator, based in Houston, was founded by leading energy industry executives, venture capitalists, angel investors, potential pilot companies and successful entrepreneurs. SURGE kicked off its inaugural spring 2012 class in early January. And on day 55, the Rackspace Startup Program stopped in for a visit to see how things were developing in the energy startup […]

OpenStack Design Summit, Conference To Storm San Francisco

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – April 2nd, 2012

The OpenStack Design Summit & Conference is ready to take over the City by the Bay, when it descends upon San Francisco April 16 to April 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event gathers OpenStack contributors, cloud industry leaders, end users and others from around the globe to share stories, discuss the future of […]

Rackspace Email Hosting: A Global Phenomenon

Product & Development by Andrew Hickey – April 2nd, 2012

The results are in, and Rackspace Email Hosting has truly gone global. From Kazakhstan to Ecuador; from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and nearly everywhere in the world, Rackspace Email Hosting has more than 2 million users and a presence in at least 159 countries (according to February 2012 […]

Rackspace In The News: Week Ending March 30, 2012

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 30th, 2012

Rackspace continued to clobber the headlines this week, with OpenStack, Rackspace services and our social media team taking center stage and stealing some ink. Let’s take a look at a few of the stories in which Rackspace made an appearance this week. Cloud Services Changing The Game GigaOM’s Barb Darrow showcased Rackspace’s customer advisory services […]

Cloud, Managed Hosting Alleviate In-House Server Management ‘Hassle’

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 30th, 2012

Despite the benefits of cloud computing and managed hosting, most mid-sized businesses in the US and the UK spend more than half of their time – 56 percent per month – on server management and troubleshooting, chopping the amount of time spent on value-added activities to a measly 28 percent, a new Rackspace survey has […]

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