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Law Enforcement Access To Data In The Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by Tiffany Lathe – July 9th, 2014

Bank of England CIO Peter Finch issued a misinformed warning in a recent article, telling companies that if your cloud provider is an “American company, it is likely that your data and processing is now subject to the American Patriot Act. And, if it is integrated to your infrastructure, it is likely that all your services are subject to the Patriot Act.” Such advice not only misinterprets and misrepresents US law, it misleadingly implies that US cloud providers are somehow both unable and unwilling to protect the data entrusted with them by their customers from US law enforcement agencies. Finch’s statement is inaccurate. Here, I’ll highlight what you need to know about your data and the Patriot Act.

O’Reilly Velocity: Building Self-Adaptive Autonomous Infrastructure [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – July 8th, 2014

In his keynote address at the O’Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Rackspace Senior Product Manager James Colgan explained how growing companies can get better performance by moving past mere infrastructure automation and toward self-adaptive and autonomous infrastructure. Check out video of James’ Velocity keynote.

Attach Dropbox Files Into Rackspace Webmail With A Single Click

Product & Development by Manny DeJesus – July 8th, 2014

Later this week, we’re releasing a new feature that allows you to easily attach files directly from your Dropbox into Rackspace Webmail. This means that after a quick ‘account sync,’ all of your Dropbox files are just a click away.

Rackspace::Solve: WePay Scales Swiftly With DevOps Automation, Managed Cloud

At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco on July 28, payment services company WePay will showcase how it uses Rackspace Managed Cloud and DevOps Automation Service to accommodate swift growth and scale. Here’s a sneak peek from WePay and registration information for Rackspace::Solve.

New To Hadoop? Here’s A Handy Guide To Get You Started (Part 1)

Cloud Industry Insights by Greg Hill – July 7th, 2014

So you wanna learn you some Hadoop, eh? Well, get ready to drink from the firehose, because the Hadoop ecosystem is crammed full of software, much of which duplicates efforts, and much of which is named so similarly that it’s very confusing for newcomers. In the first of this two-part series, I cover the most common and core pieces of functionality.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 6: Upgrading

Cloud Industry Insights by Kevin Jackson – July 7th, 2014

In this post, I’ll outline the steps to go from Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.1 to v4.2.2 using the Rackspace Private Cloud Chef Recipes.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On RunLastMan: Online Fundraising For Sports Fans

Rackspace Startup Program member RunLastMan, an Ireland-based fundraising site through which clubs, organizations and charities raise money through sports betting, is growing quickly on the Rackspace Cloud.

Five Things To Know About Cloud Security In 2014

Every year, Alert Logic publishes a Cloud Security Report. In it, we analyze real-world security data aggregated from the 2,200-plus customers that use Alert Logic solutions in cloud, hosted and on-premises environments. Based on our latest research, here are five things that we think everyone should know about cloud security in 2014.

A DevOps State Of Mind

Cloud Industry Insights by Kim Tryce – July 2nd, 2014

The tech industry is buzzing with the term DevOps. Here, I want to focus on the thought process to get to a DevOps State of Mind.

Making The Mobile Experience Seamless

Mobile by Garrett Heath – July 2nd, 2014

The bulk of our screen time is shifting to mobile devices. It’s gone from laptops and desktops to smartphones and tablets. In the midst of this change, companies need to consider the differences in developing for on-the-go devices as opposed to those used at a desk.

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