Happy 2015 to everyone in the IT industry! May all of your technology dreams and predictions come true! As many post their predictions for the cloud industry (including our very own CTO John Engates, with his Cloud Predictions for 2015) we’d like to offer up a few New Year’s Resolutions for IT decision makers to consider as they transition into the Managed Cloud era.
CloudU is launching a series of learning programs in 2015 aimed at making the cloud more accessible and easier to understand, no matter where you’re at in your IT career. The learning series is designed to reduce the ambiguity about the role of the cloud in a rapidly evolving IT industry. The first learning series will focus on installing, designing and implementing a fully functional WordPress site hosted on Cloud Sites.
When your software keeps techs in the field connected; speed, reliability and uptime are imperative. When we started Bella FSM seven years ago, leveraging Rackspace managed hosting was a no-brainer. Why? Two words: Fanatical Support. We’re a small company with limited resources. We rely heavily on Rackspace to manage and operate our server infrastructure.
As we dive headfirst into 2015, we wanted to take a quick a look back at the most popular posts we published in 2014. For the second consecutive year, our ongoing battle with patent trolls took center stage. We also saw new product and feature launches like OnMetal Cloud Servers and chat draw great interest. Without further ado, here are the top 14 Rackspace blog posts of 2014.
At HelpSocial, we built our social media support apps and our API on the Rackspace Cloud. Why? Because the Rackspace Cloud is driving new innovation across various technology platforms, including social media.
This week, we join the OpenPOWER Foundation, highlight big data for small businesses and showcase how MyDirectves is using the cloud to change how people make their medical wishes known. Check out all that and more in this week’s digest.
Let’s take a look back at 2014 and revisit the Rackspace Startup Program’s adventures and some of the startups that we highlighted through the year.
The wait is finally over for public folders in Hosted Exchange 2013. Exchange Public Folders let you share calendars, tasks, contacts and email across your organization. You can access folders from Outlook and other Exchange mail clients, the same way you access your personal folders. Starting today, Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013 customers can log into the Cloud Office Control Panel and enable public folders.
MyDirectives is using the Rackspace Cloud to change the way people make their medical wishes known.
Rackspace has publicly announced our affiliation with the OpenPOWER Foundation, and we are now an official member. OpenPOWER is a community dedicated to opening access to the lowest-level parts of servers: chips, buses, boards, firmware, and so forth. We anticipate that this movement will bring increased freedom and value to two other communities that we participate in: OpenStack and the Open Compute Project. We think that by working within this new community, Rackspace can deliver improved performance, value, and features for our customers.