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Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush – January 19th, 2015

The New Year begins with a fresh start and new ideas. If you happen to be working on a new application—or are redesigning one that you have in production—you may want to consider architecting your app to run on the cloud. To assist you with this, Rackers BK Box, Caleb Groom and Ryan Walker authored […]

Don’t Be Held Hostage By Ransomware Hackers

Cloud Industry Insights by Tamara Hummel – January 15th, 2015

Your data footprint is getting larger. From documents and contracts to family photos and beloved songs, your data and files are important pieces of your life – both business and personal. What would you do if you could no longer access your data? Here are five tips to avoid falling victim to ransomware hackers.

Cloud Office At Rackspace – A Year In Review

Product & Development by Michelle Ramirez – January 14th, 2015

Cloud Office at Rackspace thrived in 2014 with major product developments and huge customer wins. Each year Cloud Office teams strategize on how to provide the best services and products for our customers worldwide. The execution of those strategies in 2014 resulted in a mega year for Cloud Office and our customers alike. Here’s a Cloud Office year in review.

CRM Ain’t Enough In The Sales 2.0 World

As a startup, BuyerDeck focuses heavily on innovation. We have to balance high availability and innovation while creating a tool that connects buyers and sellers in real time and closes that feedback loop. A product like ours demands infrastructure that is available and up – downtime is simply unacceptable. At the same time, we need to deploy updates seamlessly. To do that, we leverage the Rackspace Cloud and ObjectRocket MongoDB.

Why Rackspace Managed Operations?

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – January 8th, 2015

You have a business to run. You can’t get bogged down worrying about the day-to-day intricacies of infrastructure and operations. You’ve got bigger fish to fry than data backup, patching, security, proactive monitoring and incident response. You need a trusted partner to help you – to handle your cloud operations while you focus on building your business without the pain of hunting down and hiring top-dollar staff to do it for you. That’s where Rackspace Managed Operations comes in.

Cloud Databases Adds Replication Support And Enhanced UI Capabilities

Product & Development by Neha Verma – January 8th, 2015

As we kick off 2015, the Cloud Databases team has a few early gifts for you. Starting today, we support replication for Cloud Databases and added Control Panel integration for managing your configuration settings.

Top New Year’s Resolutions For IT [Infographic]

Cloud Industry Insights by Scott Whitright – January 7th, 2015

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 Adds WordPress Learning Series To 2015 Course Lineup

Cloud Industry Insights by Steven Villarreal – January 7th, 2015

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.

With Field Service Management Software, Speed And Reliability Are Paramount

Partner & Customer Updates by John Linn – January 6th, 2015

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.

The Top 14 Posts Of 2014

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – January 5th, 2015

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.

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