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New Images Available For OnMetal

Product & Development by Priyanka Sahay – October 10th, 2014

Since the launch of OnMetal, you have asked us to expand the base images that we offer. Our goal is to have parity in what we support for our virtual Cloud Servers and OnMetal. Hence, we have been working hard to have other popular Linux distros supported for OnMetal. We are excited to let you know that we now support a substantial number of distros.

Straight Up Startup Featuring Aruni S. Gunasegaram, Vice President Of Client Services And Operations At Querium

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – October 10th, 2014

In this edition of Straight Up Startup, Querium Vice President of Client Services and Operations Aruni S. Gunasegaram offers insight into building a startup.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: October 10

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – October 10th, 2014

This week, we launch Fanatical Support for Google Apps for Work; prepare for Rackspace::Solve Chicago; hear from Rackspace customer Kendra Scott about its ecommerce growth; add new product capabilities; and more. Take a look in this week’s digest.

Guy Kawasaki To Showcase ‘The Art Of Innovation’ At Rackspace::Solve Chicago

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – October 9th, 2014

Tech evangelist and author Guy Kawasaki will kick off Rackspace::Solve Chicago (Monday, October 20) with a unique keynote presentation examining the art of innovation. We caught up with Kawasaki for a sneak preview of his Rackspace::Solve Chicago keynote. In this video, Kawasaki examines the main points of the art of innovation; how to innovate; and the cost of innovation. He also discusses some of his favorite innovators.

Boot Rackspace Cloud Servers From A Cloud Block Storage Volume

Product & Development by Trey Hoehne – October 9th, 2014

Now you can boot Performance 1 and Performance 2 Cloud Servers from a network attached volume in Cloud Block Storage. Here we take a closer look at some of the benefits you get when you use this feature.

New DBA Services Offerings: Database Administration How You Want It

Product & Development by Aaron Conklin – October 9th, 2014

Based on your feedback, we have enhanced and updated our DBA Services offering for MySQL, MS SQL and Oracle databases. Why? Through our conversations with you, we discovered that our single subscription offering was being leveraged to three very different types of users, so we have introduced a new two-tiered DBA Services offering to better meet the needs of these different users.

Rackspace::Solve Chicago: Hear How Innovative Companies Solve Technical, Business Problems

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – October 8th, 2014

After successful Rackspace::Solve events in San Francisco and New York, it’s Chicago’s turn to hear from some of the most innovative companies about how they’re solving some of their most pressing technical and business challenges. Rackspace::Solve Chicago is Monday, October 20 at The Peninsula. Register now.

DevOps Automation Offers Improved New Relic Integration

Partner & Customer Updates by Eric Brinkman – October 8th, 2014

Rackspace DevOps Automation customers will soon be more tightly integrated into New Relic application performance monitoring than ever before.

Kendra Scott Brings The ‘Wow’ Factor To Ecommerce On Rackspace Managed Cloud

Partner & Customer Updates by Tria Foster – October 8th, 2014

At Kendra Scott, our mission is to make our customers say ‘Wow.’ Whether that is through our jewelry, our great customer service, a simple and elegant buying experience or the speed with which our website responds – our customers have to be wowed. Kendra Scott found the right fit with a combination of Rackspace-managed bare metal servers and Cloud Servers. We also host our ecommerce platform, Magento Enterprise, at Rackspace.

Cloud Orchestration: A Symphony Of Automation And Efficiency

Cloud Industry Insights by Arun Rajan – October 7th, 2014

More than a year ago, we joined forces with the OpenStack Heat community with the goal of productizing the capabilities of orchestration. Today, Cloud Orchestration is generally available. It is a unifying product that will allow you to more easily create stacks using automated features that range from simple and click through to complex and customizable.

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