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Leveraging The Frizziness Index: How Weather Data Impacts Consumer Behavior

Cloud Industry Insights by Garrett Heath – March 24th, 2014

While it may be difficult to predict the weather, predicting how the weather impacts consumer purchases is becoming easier. During a SXSW panel, Vikram Somaya, General Manager of the WeatherFX division at The Weather Company, discussed the influence of weather on sales.

Bridge The Digital Divide With Rackspace And Acquity Group At Adobe Digital Marketing Summit 2014

At the Adobe Digital Marketing Summit 2014, Rackspace and Acquity Group will co-present “Bridging the Digital Divide with Enterprise Digital Platform.”

Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 21

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 21st, 2014

In this week’s digest we hear from SumAll, a Rackspace customer; highlight a new Cloud Block Storage feature; discuss end-of-life for Windows Server 2003; and much more.

Creating Dynamic Host Files With Chef

Product & Development by Sriram Rajan – March 21st, 2014

Maintaining host files on standard *nix system has been traditionally done by hand. This becomes a challenge as the number of systems grows and is more true in the cloud model, where you might add/delete servers at a higher rate. One solution would be to use DNS and use a local zone to store your host name to IP mapping. If you are using Chef for automation, here is another example on how to automatically generate the host file entries.

Join Us At Spartups Demo Day At Rackspace SFO

Cloud Industry Insights by Blake Haggerty – March 21st, 2014

Five early-stage startups will showcase what they’ve built this Friday at Spartups Demo Day 2014 at Rackspace San Francisco (SFO). The startups will highlight what they’ve created during the Spartups program, a four-month mentorship-driven accelerator program.

Are You Prepared For When Spikes Occur? Join Us At eCommerce Expo To Find Out

Cloud Industry Insights by Joanne Schofield – March 20th, 2014

Rackspace is sponsoring the 2014 eCommerce Expo March 26 and March 27 at Australia’s Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre. Arrian Mehis, Director of Technical Services at Rackspace, will present ‘Leveraging the Cloud for Seasonal Peaks.’

Rackspace Startup Spotlight On Xtrant: A Cloud-Based Project Platform Built On The Rackspace Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by John McKenna – March 20th, 2014

In this startup spotlight we look at Xtrant, a cloud-based project platform built on the Rackspace Cloud.

An Introduction To Developing On OpenStack From DeveloperWeek

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 20th, 2014

At DeveloperWeek Conference & Festival 2014, Rackspace Director of Training and Education Tony Campbell showcased how to develop on OpenStack. Here are his presentation slides.

How Can You Reduce Time-To-Resolution? Solve For The 70%

Partner & Customer Updates by Todd Vernon – March 19th, 2014

Here, Rackspace Marketplace partner VictorOps discusses making remote engagement a reality for DevOps teams.

Cloud Block Storage Volume Cloning Now In Control Panel

Product & Development by Jose Malacara – March 19th, 2014

Starting today you can create copies of existing Cloud Block Storage volumes from the Control Panel with Volume Cloning.

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