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[infographic] From Mainframes to Managed Cloud: How IT Workloads Have Evolved

We recently teamed up with Intel to develop an infographic charting the evolution of IT workloads. If you’ve been dying to know when the first email was sent, when BASIC was introduced, and which company first developed flash memory—you’ve come to the right place. More than half a century of IT innovation has resulted in […]

First Class Service With In-Place Upgrades: Rackspace Private Cloud Version 10

Product & Development by Darrin Hanson – February 26th, 2015

In addition to stability and scalability, enterprises need a private cloud that is highly available and can be upgraded without experiencing downtime or impacting critical business operations. In fact, several industry analysts have cited the pain of upgrading from one release to the next as an inhibitor to OpenStack adoption in the enterprise. Today, with […]

Last Call for RedisConf…Come Join the Redis Movement!

Cloud Industry Insights by Kyle Hunter – February 25th, 2015

RedisConf is just around the corner! We’ve got a full day of inspiring keynotes, intensely practical sessions, and plenty of fun networking when we gather next Thursday, March 5th, at the Innovation Hanger located at 3601 Lyon Street in San Francisco. With over 300 registrants and 20 speakers from big names like Hulu, Pivotal, Heroku, […]

Omaze Fuels Charity Success with Star Power and Game-Changing Tools Powered by Rackspace

Partner & Customer Updates by David Lieberman – February 25th, 2015

At a Los Angeles charity auction a few years ago, NBA Hall-of-Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson offered one lucky bidder the chance to sit courtside with him at a game and then join him for dinner to converse about basketball and life. The opportunity fetched the Boys & Girls Club of America a $15,000 donation. Ryan […]

Batch, Streaming and Serving: Hortonworks Data Platform version 2.2 is Here

Product & Development by Sean Anderson – February 25th, 2015

Over the last two years Rackspace has released several enhancements to its Cloud and Managed Big Data Platforms powered by the Hortonwork Data Platform, including support for different versioning, OnMetal, Spark and other enhancements. Our commitment to ensuring that our HadoopTM users have a current and relevant big data environment to meet the fast changing […]

SponsorHub’s Super Bowl XLIX Analysis Offers Incisive Brand Revelations

Cloud Industry Insights by Rob Discher – February 24th, 2015

Editor’s Note: SponsorHub is a Rackspace customer that delivers analytics to the sports and entertainment industry. To view SponsorHub’s pre-and post-Super Bowl XLIX findings or to download the full presentation, visit It’s Super Bowl Sunday. The clock reads 0:00 and a champion has been crowned. No, we’re not talking about the New England Patriots — although […]

Sign Up for The Rackspace CDN Early Access Program

Product & Development by Megan Meza – February 24th, 2015

If your business revolves around a website or web application, we know you’re thinking about performance on a daily basis. But you may not know just how impactful that performance can be on your bottom line. Did you know more than 30 percent of web visitors typically leave a site if that site doesn’t load […]

A Simple Solution for Managing the New MongoDB in Sitecore 7.5 and Above

Product & Development by Kyle Hunter – February 23rd, 2015

Sitecore is one of the most popular and highly rated providers of Customer Experience Management technology (also known as Web Content Management or WCM). These are the applications that marketers rely on to power their websites. Rackspace Digital provides the Sitecore expertise, support, and an optimized cloud platform that removes all the technical headaches of […]

Cast Your Ballot Now For OpenStack Summit Vancouver Presentations

by Leezia Dhalla – February 23rd, 2015

This year, thousands of OpenStack developers and users of OpenStack will flock to the annual OpenStack Summit, which takes place May 18 through May 22 in Vancouver, Canada. Thousands more submitted speaking proposals, with more than 60 coming from Rackspace specialists. Like last year, the Vancouver summit’s agenda will be determined by a public vote. If you’re a […]

NoSQL Mobile Application Challenge Results!

Product & Development by Nikki Tirado – February 20th, 2015

The ObjectRocket team challenged you. We knew you were full of ideas and we wanted to see them come alive using ObjectRocket. That’s why we started the NoSQL Mobile Application Challenge from August – November last year. You delivered. Here is the story of how we gave away $20,000 and free data stores hosting to […]

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