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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.

MongoDB DIY vs. MongoDB On ObjectRocket [Infographic]

Cloud Industry Insights by Sean Anderson – November 13th, 2014

This infographic highlights some of the more pervasive considerations for running MongoDB at scale in comparison to leveraging a managed service like ObjectRocket.

Explore The Five Pillars Of Cloudiness

Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush – November 13th, 2014

A year and a half ago, we published several blog posts about the Pillars of Cloudiness. These posts served as a guide for architecting an application to take full advantage of the cloud’s capabilities. We realized that there was a wealth of information in these posts and we wanted to combine—and update—them into a white paper called The Cloud Pillars. A Geekdom Startup Simplifying Server Management Across Clouds

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – November 13th, 2014 is a Rackspace Startup Program and Geekdom San Francisco member looking to simplify server management across multiple clouds.

Cloud At Your Pace – More Choices For Managed Hosting

Product & Development by Laurie Viault – November 12th, 2014

We have added a new service that truly responds to our customers’ demands: support for Hyper-V Server and Microsoft Cloud OS. This is significant as Rackspace and our teams of experts now have the ability to design and deploy private clouds running on Microsoft’s Cloud OS.

Increase Email Engagement With Mailgun Managed Email Service

Product & Development by Will Conway – November 12th, 2014

With Mailgun managed email, Mailgun experts advise customers on industry standards and veteran techniques, ensuring that good email doesn’t fall through the cracks.

Solving The IT Skills Gap

Cloud Industry Insights by Lizetta Staplefoote – November 11th, 2014

Despite a nearly 7 percent national unemployment rate, the unemployment rate in IT hovers just below 3 percent, according to a Dice report. Among IT hiring managers, 62 percent report that filling open positions is taking longer than it did last year, with some technology professionals reporting up to a six-month hiring cycle.

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