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Rackspace Weekly Digest: July 18

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – July 18th, 2014

This week, we officially launched Rackspace managed cloud; took leaders positions in two Gartner Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting; prepped for OSCON; and partnered with AvePoint for SharePoint data protection and control. Check out all this and more in this week’s digest.

Picture It Settled: A Geekdom Startup Building A Negotiation-Modeling Platform On The Rackspace Managed Cloud

Picture It Settled, a Geekdom startup and a member of the Rackspace Startup Program, is building negotiation-modeling software for the legal field.

SharePoint Content Management And Auditing Challenges Solved With AvePoint And Rackspace

Partner & Customer Updates by John Peluso – July 17th, 2014

For many organizations, Microsoft SharePoint is a dynamic set of workspaces with a constant inflow and modification of user generated content. But managing all of that content can be a daunting task for administrators.

Monitor Like A Pro With Server-Side Configuration

We’ve heard your feedback: you want to apply preferred configurations across your entire environment, and you want it to be fast. You want to save and iterate on your favored set-up and use it as a template that can be shared. You want to update configurations in mere seconds. Server-side Configuration gives you what you’ve been asking for: configuration files that can be easily updated, shared, and used with automation tools.

Enterprise-Class SharePoint Protection And Control With AvePoint And Rackspace

Partner & Customer Updates by John Hodges – July 16th, 2014

By combining the industry expertise provided by Rackspace’s SharePoint team with the confidence of AvePoint’s award-winning DocAve Software Platform for data protection, management and reporting, we’ve developed one of the most secure and manageable hosted SharePoint experiences around.

At OSCON, Rackers Will Showcase All Things Open Source

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – July 16th, 2014

OSCON 2014 is upon is. We’ll have a number of Rackspace specialists on-hand throughout the event talking about all things open source. We’re pumped to head to Portland to highlight the projects we’ve contributed to and collaborate and innovate with the open source community. Here’s what we’re up to at OSCON 2014.

A Day In The Life: Managed Cloud [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – July 15th, 2014

In this video, Rackspace Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO Graham Weston discusses the launch of Rackspace managed cloud.

Managed Cloud, Expertise Help DigitalFilm Tree Survive Pilot Season

With a managed cloud, DigitalFilm Tree knew it was covered when it had questions about its television and film collaboration software at 4 a.m. during pilot season.

Managed Cloud: A New Way To Stay Fast And Lean

Cloud Industry Insights by Taylor Rhodes – July 15th, 2014

Today, we define a new industry category – managed cloud. We’re targeting businesses and developers who want to tap the power of the cloud without the pain of running everything themselves — and the expense of recruiting or contracting with experts in dozens of complex technologies. To do that, we’re launching two enhanced service levels for public cloud customers, restructuring our pricing model, creating a developer+ program and updating our SLAs.

A Managed Cloud Built On Fanatical Support [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – July 15th, 2014

In this video, Rackspace President Taylor Rhodes and some Rackspace customers highlight the benefits of a managed cloud built on Fanatical Support.

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