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OnMetal Weekly Byte 4: Why Are We So Excited About OnMetal? [Video]

Product & Development by Priyanka Sahay – August 21st, 2014

In this video blog series, we give you an inside look at the story behind OnMetal, our new API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Here, the OnMetal team talks about why we’re so excited about OnMetal.

Rackspace Vision For Hybrid Cloud Powered VMware Solutions

Cloud Industry Insights by Arrian Mehis – August 21st, 2014

Rackspace is one of the select VMware Service Providers in the Premier tier of the recently rebranded VMware vCloud Air Network, which fosters a stronger alliance and go-to-market strategy to better serve our customers through VMware technology building blocks. Rackspace and VMware collaborate to create a shared ecosystem of the brightest technical talent for VMware solutions with more than a decade of expertise in managed hosting and world class Fanatical Support.

Mitigating Application Security Threats With The Cloud

More data and higher stakes are adding to the pressure to maintain bulletproof application security. Rackspace Managed Cloud can help you meet your application security goals faster and gain a competitive edge.

How Web Bots Affect Your KPIs And Your Bottom Line

Web bots can influence your KPIs and negatively impact your company’s bottom line.

Build The App Of Your Dreams

The NoSQL Mobile App Challenge opened this month, giving developers across the US and Canada the chance to build a mobile app that showcases their creativity and innovation without the pain of managing their infrastructure. To help you get started, we created ObjectRocket and Rackspace accounts tailored specifically to the needs of contestants. The only requirement for each app entered is that it must use ObjectRocket NoSQL data services with either MongoDB or Redis.

On Motorcycles And SUVs: The Power Of Managed Cloud

There’s a lot of talk in the cloud market about the differences between managed and unmanaged clouds. I look at it this way: comparing unmanaged and managed clouds is like comparing a motorcycle to an SUV. Both will get you from point A to point B relatively quickly – but that’s pretty much where the functional similarities end.

The Need For Proactive Security

Partner & Customer Updates by Evan Fromberg – August 18th, 2014

We are only half way through 2014, and I can already state with confidence that the number of security breaches making headlines this year will continue to increase. More than 50 percent of all breaches will be caused by an application-layer breach, and the most common form of application-layer breach is an attack on a website.

Rackspace At VMworld 2014: Managing All The Things

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

Rackspace VMware experts will be out in full force next week at VMworld 2014, as we take to San Francisco’s Moscone Center to showcase how Rackspace manages all the things through Managed Virtualization, Managed OpenStack and Managed Cloud.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 15

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

This week, we launched our DevOps Advisory Service; ObjectRocket unveiled a fully-managed Redis service; we heard more from Rackspace::Solve San Francisco presenters; and we got a glimpse at some coming attractions in MongoDB. And that’s not all. Check out what you may have missed in the weekly digest.

Rackspace::Solve SF: CoreOS Solves For What’s Next [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 14th, 2014

CoreOS is a Linux-based operating system for massive server deployments. Its goal is to enable warehouse-scale computing on top of a minimal, modern operating system. Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi said, “we’re all trying to build warehouse scale machines,” and CoreOS enables that. Here’s video of Polvi’s presentation.

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