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Rackspace Elastic DevOps Resourcing – DevOps Expertise At Scale

We believe that DevOps is fundamental to delivering cloud management expertise at scale, irrespective of our customers’ workload or solution. Part of delivering expertise at scale is transferring scale savings to customers to make it incredibly valuable. As of this week, we have cut the cost of DevOps Automation in half to a fixed monthly fee of $2,500.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 14

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – November 14th, 2014

It was another rocking week here at The Rack. We joined the Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network; launched Mailgun managed email; examined the difference between DIY MongoDB and ObjectRocket MongoDB; and much more. Check it all out in this week’s digest.

MongoDB DIY vs. MongoDB On ObjectRocket [Infographic]

Cloud Industry Insights by Sean Anderson – November 13th, 2014

This infographic highlights some of the more pervasive considerations for running MongoDB at scale in comparison to leveraging a managed service like ObjectRocket.

Explore The Five Pillars Of Cloudiness

Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush – November 13th, 2014

A year and a half ago, we published several blog posts about the Pillars of Cloudiness. These posts served as a guide for architecting an application to take full advantage of the cloud’s capabilities. We realized that there was a wealth of information in these posts and we wanted to combine—and update—them into a white paper called The Cloud Pillars.

Mist.io: A Geekdom Startup Simplifying Server Management Across Clouds

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – November 13th, 2014

Mist.io is a Rackspace Startup Program and Geekdom San Francisco member looking to simplify server management across multiple clouds.

Cloud At Your Pace – More Choices For Managed Hosting

Product & Development by Laurie Viault – November 12th, 2014

We have added a new service that truly responds to our customers’ demands: support for Hyper-V Server and Microsoft Cloud OS. This is significant as Rackspace and our teams of experts now have the ability to design and deploy private clouds running on Microsoft’s Cloud OS.

Increase Email Engagement With Mailgun Managed Email Service

Product & Development by Will Conway – November 12th, 2014

With Mailgun managed email, Mailgun experts advise customers on industry standards and veteran techniques, ensuring that good email doesn’t fall through the cracks.

Solving The IT Skills Gap

Cloud Industry Insights by Lizetta Staplefoote – November 11th, 2014

Despite a nearly 7 percent national unemployment rate, the unemployment rate in IT hovers just below 3 percent, according to a Dice report. Among IT hiring managers, 62 percent report that filling open positions is taking longer than it did last year, with some technology professionals reporting up to a six-month hiring cycle.

RackConnect v3: Bringing Dedicated Security To The Hybrid Cloud

Product & Development by Matt Shover – November 11th, 2014

Security – knowing your data and your business are safe – provides peace of mind. That’s why security is an area that we’ve focused on while building RackConnect v3, the latest version of hybrid cloud platform.

With Microsoft Private Cloud, We Make Your Cloud Work For You

Product & Development by Jeff DeVerter – November 10th, 2014

Back in August, I unveiled Rackspace’s step into Microsoft virtualization and private cloud offerings. Well, today I am honored to tell you that Rackspace now supports Microsoft’s cloud platform, which includes Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server and Windows Azure Pack, in all of our U.S. data centers. Additionally, Rackspace is now a member of the Microsoft Cloud OS Network.

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