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Cloud Intelligence Launches Suppressions to Mute Non-Actionable Monitoring Notifications

Product & Development by Kapil Kansal – March 17th, 2015

Rackspace Cloud Monitoring notifies you the moment it detects an issue in your systems. But in certain situations, such as a scheduled maintenance period, you may not actually want these notifications. For example, if you are conducting a scheduled backup, you would plan on downgraded system performance, making any notification sent from Cloud Monitoring non-actionable. […]

SharePoint + Cloud Migration; We Have the Answers

Product & Development by Caroline Lim – March 16th, 2015

SharePoint adoption is growing as businesses realize the productivity, security and convenience benefits of centralized collaboration. As it grows, planning, running, and securing SharePoint has become more time consuming for admins. Businesses hungry to get up and running on SharePoint without the deployment headaches are looking to hosted services to relieve the burdens and clear […]

Engaging Captive Audiences As Easy As OneTwoSee

Partner & Customer Updates by Rob Discher – March 13th, 2015

Developer helps media and consumer partners monetize targets … Sponsorship is so much more than “logo-slapping.” Just because a big corporate logo is all over your favorite team’s arena doesn’t necessarily mean that the big corporation in question is activating its sponsorship effectively. To engage target audiences, savvy sports marketers are constantly looking for deeper […]

Rackspace Takes Top Honors at this Year’s Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service

Cloud Industry Insights by Monica Jacob – March 12th, 2015

It’s Stevie season once again, and we’re proud to report another strong showing at the annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas on February 27. Rackspace took home not one, but two Stevies and a People’s Choice this year. Rackspace prides itself on our willingness to go above and beyond to serve customers, and the Stevies […]

Lync Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Value Proposition

Product & Development by Seburn Wilson – March 12th, 2015

  So, you are considering Lync as a collaboration tool and as a potential PBX replacement. Now, you need to decide whether to deploy and self-manage an on-premise Lync solution or let a hosting provider deploy and manage it for you. To help you determine the best option, you can compare the total cost of […]

[infographic] Are We Moving From Ecom to Mcom?

Most of us know that mobile ecommerce is becoming increasingly important. But did you know that since 2010 mobile ecommerce has grown from $221 million in the US to over $12 billion? Just five years ago mobile accounted for less than one percent of total ecommerce sales (0.59%) and as of 2014 it accounted for […]

How to Avoid a 40-Minute Commute for a 30 Second Fix

Partner & Customer Updates by mariusmihalec – March 10th, 2015

Managing your IT infrastructure is a tough job and it’s especially tough on those given the task of maintenance, on-call rotations, and outages. Sometimes, the administrators who receive these alerts are far away from their computers and can’t reach them in a timely manner to investigate or resolve the issues at hand. On the surface, […]

Malicious Email Campaign Spreads Vawtrak Malware

Cloud Industry Insights by bradduncan – March 10th, 2015

Brad Duncan is a Security Researcher at Rackspace, where he investigates suspicious network activity. Reviewing alerts on blocked emails sent to Rackspace addresses, we occasionally discover malicious campaigns designed to spread malware. Our researchers investigate these leads to gather malware samples, identify threat actors, and determine other indicators of malicious activity. This blog entry discusses […]

How To Hack Your Startup’s PR

Cloud Industry Insights by alanweinkrantz – March 5th, 2015

Over the last four months, I have had the opportunity to speak and mentor startups at just about every major accelerator here in Startup Nation – Israel. In doing so, I’ve seen a pattern evolve where public relations strategy is only discussed just prior to launch, if ever. I believe PR should be part of […]

Welcome to Acceleration Nation – Israel

Cloud Industry Insights by alanweinkrantz – March 4th, 2015

While Israel is often referred to as Startup Nation, I have a slightly different name for it. I call it Acceleration Nation – not just because of the many accelerators here in the country, but because Israel is the most geographically efficient place in the world to observe and take part in the startup world. […]

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