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What Role Will VARs Play In A Future Of Networked Hybrid Clouds?

Cloud Industry Insights by Arrian Mehis – September 30th, 2014

With the recent introduction of more comprehensive partner networked ecosystems such as the VMware vCloud Air Network and the Microsoft Cloud OS Network, the value that a VAR traditionally brings to a customer wedded to their on-premise solutions has changed significantly. VARs must look to align more closely with managed service providers (MSPs) to continue to provide value to their customers in this hybrid world.

8 Steps CIOs Can Take To Bring Shadow IT Into The Light

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – September 29th, 2014

Nearly every IT leader these days is wresting with Shadow IT – the dynamic in which end users obtain IT solutions from cloud service providers without informing corporate IT. In fact, CIO Magazine’s 2014 State of the CIO Survey results revealed four out of five IT leaders feel IT projects done without IT involvement are creating problems.

Try RackConnect v3 In Our Limited Availability Program

Product & Development by Joseph Palumbo – September 29th, 2014

The third and latest iteration of RackConnect, the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud connectivity solution, is now available to a select group of customers through our Limited Availability program.

Cloud Server Reboots (Standard, Performance 1 And Performance 2)

Cloud Industry Insights by Rackspace – September 26th, 2014

Recently, an issue that has the potential to impact a portion of the Public Cloud environment was reported. Our engineers and developers continue to work closely with our vendors and partners to apply the solution to remediate this issue. While we believe in transparent communication, there are times when we must withhold certain details in order to protect you, our customers.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 26

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – September 26th, 2014

It’s been a busy and productive week at Rackspace. We continued our streak of challenging, and winning, against patent trolls. We updated Rackspace Private Cloud to feature industry-leading stability and massive scalability. We doubled down to prepare for one of the largest ecommerce events of the year: The Summit in Seattle. Read all about […]

Shop.Org Summit 2014: Are You Ready For Retail’s Digital Rush?

Cloud Industry Insights by Rena Van de Putte – September 26th, 2014

The Summit is one of the largest ecommerce events of the year. This year, the summit heads to Seattle from Monday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 1. Rackspace Digital Specialists will be on hand at booth No. 938 at ready to talk about the convergence of commerce and content.

Shellshock Bash Bug: Protect Your Systems

Cloud Industry Insights by Rackspace – September 25th, 2014

A security vulnerability affecting GNU Bash (CVE-2014-6271), also known as the Shellshock bug or vulnerability, has been discovered. According to research, the bug could be used to remotely take control of a system that uses Bash, which is part of many Linux systems. Rackspace customers that use Bash as their shell should apply the vendor-recommended patch as soon as possible.

Rackspace::Solve NY: Appboy Solves For Rapid Customer Growth, Scale Through DevOps [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – September 25th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve New York, Jon Hyman, Appboy co-founder and CIO talked about how Appboy leverages DevOps to solve for rapid customer growth and scale. Here’s video of Jon’s talk, with an introduction from General Manager of the DevOps Business Segment at Rackspace Prashanth Chandrasekar.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: October 2014

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – September 25th, 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in October 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.

Industry-Leading Uptime Guarantee, Improved Scalability: Rackspace Private Cloud

Product & Development by Darrin Hanson – September 25th, 2014

Rackspace Private Cloud has been updated to offer an industry-leading 99.99 percent OpenStack uptime guarantee, scalability up to 200 physical nodes and support for DevOps Automation Services.

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