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Email For Ecommerce: Marketing Emails

If you run an ecommerce site, email is critical to your business. In this blog series, we dig deeper into some of the areas ecommerce sites should consider when working with email. Here, we examine marketing emails.

8 Tips To Make Your Business Mobile

Mobile by Brooke Jackson – July 1st, 2014

In an upcoming webinar (Thursday, July 10 at 11 a.m. CDT) we’ll share eight tips to make mobile work for your business – and we’ll share some of those tips here too.

Skip Traditional Virtualization: CoreOS On OnMetal

The ability to create machine instances using OpenStack APIs on physical hardware, with the speed and ease we’ve come to expect for cloud deployments is a huge advancement in infrastructure technology. And it’s made possible by Rackspace OnMetal. And paring OnMetal with CoreOS, a lightweight Linux distribution for massive server deployments, will help you squeeze the maximum value from your hardware.

With OpenStack Icehouse, CERN Is Closer To Cloud Federation

Cloud Industry Insights by Toby Owen – June 30th, 2014

Federated and interoperable OpenStack clouds are on the horizon, as code development work, led by a CERN research fellow sponsored by Rackspace as part of a CERN openlab project, has been included in the latest OpenStack release, Icehouse.

Loadscale: A Little Agent For Scale

Product & Development by Abhi Kalakuntla – June 27th, 2014

I just came aboard as a summer intern here at Rackspace, and immediately, I’m getting my hands dirty on some pretty cool projects. The first of which is Loadscale, a little tool that has a simple function: ping an Autoscaling group’s load balancer and see if servers need to be added or removed from the load balancer. This little project was to run alongside the load balancer and Autoscaling (codename: otter) team’s projects.

Designate Gaining Momentum As OpenStack DNS-as-a-Service

The OpenStack Technical Committee recently decided to incubate Designate, an authoritative multi-tenant DNS-as-a-Service for OpenStack that features a command line client, REST API and integrates with Nova, Neutron and Keystone.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 27

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – June 27th, 2014

From outlining the differences between commodity cloud providers and managed cloud specialists to hearing how Pantheon uses Rackspace OnMetal, this week was chock full of news. Check out all of that – and more – in this week’s digest.

Which Workloads Should Growing Businesses Move To The Cloud?

Cloud Industry Insights by Garrett Heath – June 26th, 2014

If your business has yet to tap into the cloud’s full potential, here are some workloads you should consider moving to the cloud.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: July 2014

Cloud Industry Insights by John McKenna – June 26th, 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in July 2014. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. Here is a partial list of global startup events complied by the contributors of StartupDigest.

Commodity Cloud Providers vs. Managed Cloud Specialists

Cloud Industry Insights by Taylor Rhodes – June 26th, 2014

If you type “cloud computing + commodity” into a search engine, you’ll see that in recent months, the two have become seen as virtually synonymous. Many industry pundits now sweepingly assert that all cloud services are akin to red durum wheat or West Texas crude. All are identical. All prices and profits will be pushed lower and lower and the biggest players will drive everyone else out of business.

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