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Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: December 2014

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – November 20th, 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in December 2014. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. Here is a partial list of global startup events complied by the contributors of StartupDigest.

Smarter Scaling With Rackspace And New Relic

Cloud Industry Insights by Chris Jackson – November 20th, 2014

At Rackspace, we’re immensely excited about our partnership with New Relic that helps power our DevOps Automation Service. Since announcing the partnership in early October, we’ve turned our attention maximizing the impact of Fanatical Support and Application Monitoring in solving common customer problems. In this post I’ll address one of these areas, auto scale.

Build Rich Network Services With OpenStack’s Neutron API

Product & Development by Sameer Satyam – November 20th, 2014

Today, we make it easier for Rackspace Cloud users to build rich network services with the availability of the OpenStack Neutron Networking API. This milestone greatly increases your ability to create and manage networking services and capabilities and makes it possible to add a number of immediate and future improvements.

Rackspace Wins Best Cloud Solution Award At MSPWorld

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – November 19th, 2014

Rackspace recently earned the 2014 MSPWorld Cup Award for Best Cloud Solution at the MSPWorld Conference. The MSPWorld Cup, awarded by MSPAlliance, recognizes companies that demonstrate consistent efforts to advance the cause of cloud and managed service providers through cutting edge technology, services and solutions to the IT channel.

We’ve Improved Email Notifications For Cloud Monitoring Remote Checks

Product & Development by Shane Duan – November 19th, 2014

We have just released an enhancement in the notification emails for Cloud Monitoring remote checks to make it easier for you to digest the content. While the change is small, we would like to take this opportunity to give you an overview of the remote monitoring feature in the context of explaining the feature.

RackConnect v3: Massive Scalability In The Hybrid Cloud

Product & Development by Joseph Palumbo – November 18th, 2014

We designed RackConnect and our hybrid cloud to deliver on the promise that you could have the best of both worlds – the security and predictability of dedicated servers combined with the scalability and programmatic control of the cloud. In keeping with this paradigm, the newest version of RackConnect – version 3 — emphasizes scalability and your ability to “own the base and the rent the spike.”

Forrester Names Rackspace A ‘Strong Performer’ In Hosted Private Cloud; And We’ve Made It Even Stronger

Cloud Industry Insights by Christian Foster – November 18th, 2014

Forrester Research, Inc. has named Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014. We believe that this rating is great recognition of the momentum we’re seeing with our OpenStack-powered private cloud solution. What we find even more exciting, however, are some areas of improvement that RPC can capitalize on to offer a stronger private cloud solution, which are some of the exact enhancements included in the latest release of Rackspace Private Cloud.

OpenStack Summit Paris: Federated Clouds Becoming A Reality [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – November 17th, 2014

In this video from OpenStack Summit Paris, CERN’s Tim Bell and Rackspace DevOps Practice CTO Chris Jackson talk about cloud federation and the work Rackspace and CERN openlab are doing together.

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.

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