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The Battle Against Patent Trolls Starts Again

Cloud Industry Insights by Van Lindberg – February 6th, 2015

Everyone knows that Rackspace hates patent trolls, but we can only fight them one at a time. Solving the patent troll problem for everyone requires changing the system that aids and encourages troll behavior. Yesterday morning, Congress took a big step forward in trying to shut down these financial parasites. House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob […]

Managed Cloud: Arriving at the True Total Cost of Ownership

Cloud Industry Insights by Lizetta Staplefoote – February 3rd, 2015

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis – a major reason companies migrate to the cloud – typically consists of pure number crunching. For example, hardware for a server upgrade has a fixed price, as does the software license. Paying for those incremental resources through a utility billing model is often much more cost effective. It’s […]

Panel Insights: #PowerOfSearch

Cloud Industry Insights by Nigel Beighton – January 30th, 2015

Back in the early days of ecommerce, using the search function of an online store was long-winded and unpredictable. Retailers and their developers had to design systems that could cope with spelling mistakes and ambiguous searches and slowly but surely, we began to embrace that all-powerful search box and trust the results it provided. As […]

Dedicated VMware vCloud: A Managed Private Cloud Powered by VMware Technology and Rackspace Fanatical Support

Product & Development by Pranav Parekh – January 28th, 2015

Last week, Rackspace announced the unlimited availability of Dedicated VMware vCloud®, the most recent addition to our Managed Private Cloud portfolio. Dedicated VMware vCloud is a single-tenant, Rackspace-hosted, private IaaS cloud with a dedicated cloud management stack for each customer. It is proactively supported 24x7x365 by our VMware certified professionals up to the guest operating […]

Five Ways Rackspace is Making Adopting MSSQL 2014 and In-Memory Effortless

Product & Development by Sean Anderson – January 27th, 2015

Rackspace and Microsoft have a long-standing partnership hosting enterprise applications. A four-time Microsoft Hosting Partner of the year, Rackspace already provides Fanatical Support for over 10,000 compute instances running Microsoft SQL Server. The symbiotic nature of infrastructure expertise and mature technology products is a focal reason customers choose hosted Microsoft solutions at Rackspace. The database […]

Office Hours Hangout: Learning about WordPress with CloudU

Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush – January 26th, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to host your own WordPress blog or learn more about the world’s most popular CMS, you’re in good company. By most counts, WordPress sites make up almost a quarter of all websites. Amongst CMS based sites, WordPress accounts for about 60 percent of the sites. Last week Rackspace was happy to announce […]

Rackspace Hosts RedisConf 2015 Developer Conference

Cloud Industry Insights by Kyle Hunter – January 23rd, 2015

Here at Rackspace, we have a strong commitment to open source software and communities, in particular open source databases. One such technology is Redis, which has seen a lot of growth since its inception in 2009. During the past six years, the community has grown to over 150 contributors with almost 5,000 code releases. If […]

What is cloud and its impact on the future of SharePoint?

Product & Development by Caroline Lim – January 22nd, 2015

Rackspace and AvePoint will co-host a free webinar on Tuesday, February 3rd at 11:30am ET to discuss “What is cloud and its impact on the future of SharePoint?” The webinar will feature four SharePoint MVP panelists: Dux Sy (CTO, AvePoint); Shyam Oza (Sr. Product Manager, AvePoint); Jeff DeVerter (Sr. Director, Rackspace); Todd Klindt (Architect, Rackspace). Register now for the webinar!

IT Resolution #2: Becoming a Service Provider to the Business

Cloud Industry Insights by Sandy Thorsen – January 21st, 2015

In continuation of our New Year’s Resolution for IT series, we’d like to offer up a more in-depth look into our second resolution: “Becoming a Service Provider to the Business.” Many of you may already be on your own journey to adopting a service provider model. This post and the January 28th webinar are designed […]

Rackspace and VMware Enter into Strategic Partnership to Deliver Managed Private Cloud to Enterprise

Cloud Industry Insights by Arrian Mehis – January 21st, 2015

Today, Rackspace announces the unlimited availability of Dedicated VMware vCloud®, the most recent addition to our Managed Private Cloud portfolio. Dedicated vCloud is a single-tenant, hosted environment that enables enterprises to take the next step in their virtualization journey by offering advanced automation, self-service, hosted catalogs and access to the vCloud API and vCloud web […]

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