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Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 8

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – August 8th, 2014

In this week’s digest, we hear from DDP Yoga about how it prepped its website ahead of a Shark Tank appearance; we explain where IaaS fits in the Rackspace Managed Cloud; we showcase some of the great content from Rackspace::Solve San Francisco; and much more.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On HelpSocial: A Social Customer Service App Built On The Rackspace Managed Cloud

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – August 7th, 2014

HelpSocial, a Rackspace Startup Program member founded by two former Rackers, is building its social customer service app on the Rackspace Managed Cloud.

Rackspace::Solve SF: New Relic CEO Talks Big Data In The Managed Cloud Age [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 7th, 2014

Lew Cirne, CEO of New Relic, a software analytics company, took the stage at Rackspace::Solve San Francisco to give attendees advice on harnessing the power of big data in the Managed Cloud age. Here’s video of Cirne’s talk.

OnMetal Weekly Byte 2: The Power Of Open Platforms [Video]

Product & Development by Priyanka Sahay – August 7th, 2014

In this video blog series, we give you an inside look at the story behind OnMetal, our new API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Here, the OnMetal team talks about why OnMetal was built on OpenStack software and Open Compute hardware.

Invitamos a las empresas mexicanas a conocer nuestro concepto único de Managed Virtualization, desde EMC Forum México

Cloud Industry Insights by Roberto Tietzsch – August 7th, 2014

La relevancia de Latinoamérica -y en especial de México- ha aumentado tanto para Rackspace en los últimos años, que actualmente establecemos nuestra primera oficina en la región, ubicada en la Ciudad de México. Con nuestra llegada, queremos acercar a las empresas mexicanas a nuestro Fanatical Support, que desde hace 15 años ha contribuido al crecimiento de negocios de todos los tamaños alrededor del mundo. Arrancando con nuestras primeras actividades locales estaremos presentes en EMC Forum México 2014, hoy, 7 de Agosto, desde el Centro Banamex de la Ciudad de México.

Where Does IaaS Fit Into The Managed Cloud?

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – August 6th, 2014

Infrastructure-as-a-Service is and remains a critical component in the Rackspace Managed Cloud. Think of it this way: our IaaS by default comes with service; we don’t offer raw, unmanaged infrastructure.

Rackspace::Solve SF: Alex And Ani Solves For Hyperscale Ecommerce Growth [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 6th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, Alex and Ani Vice President of Digital Strategy, Ryan Bonifacino, took the stage to discuss how the company’s digital strategy helped accommodate revenue growth that skyrocketed from $80 million in 2012 to $230 million a year later. Here’s full video of the conversation.

Web Bot Technology: How Scrapers And Botnet Operators Work

To better protect your site from web bots, it’s important to understand how these malicious programs operate.

Rackspace::Solve SF: WePay Digs Into Rapid Growth, Scale Through DevOps [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 5th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, Bill Clerico, CEO of Rackspace customer WePay, talked about how WePay solved for rapid customer growth and scale through DevOps and gained a competitive edge. Check out the full video of Clerico’s on-stage conversation.

Preparing For The Shark Tank Effect

Partner & Customer Updates by Steve Yu – August 5th, 2014

When DDP Yoga got a call from Shark Tank, Rackspace helped ensure our website could stand up to the onslaught of traffic known as “the Shark Tank effect.”

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