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Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 6: Upgrading

Cloud Industry Insights by Kevin Jackson – July 7th, 2014

In this post, I’ll outline the steps to go from Rackspace Private Cloud v4.2.1 to v4.2.2 using the Rackspace Private Cloud Chef Recipes.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On RunLastMan: Online Fundraising For Sports Fans

Rackspace Startup Program member RunLastMan, an Ireland-based fundraising site through which clubs, organizations and charities raise money through sports betting, is growing quickly on the Rackspace Cloud.

Five Things To Know About Cloud Security In 2014

Every year, Alert Logic publishes a Cloud Security Report. In it, we analyze real-world security data aggregated from the 2,200-plus customers that use Alert Logic solutions in cloud, hosted and on-premises environments. Based on our latest research, here are five things that we think everyone should know about cloud security in 2014.

A DevOps State Of Mind

Cloud Industry Insights by Kim Tryce – July 2nd, 2014

The tech industry is buzzing with the term DevOps. Here, I want to focus on the thought process to get to a DevOps State of Mind.

Making The Mobile Experience Seamless

Mobile by Garrett Heath – July 2nd, 2014

The bulk of our screen time is shifting to mobile devices. It’s gone from laptops and desktops to smartphones and tablets. In the midst of this change, companies need to consider the differences in developing for on-the-go devices as opposed to those used at a desk.

Email For Ecommerce: Marketing Emails

If you run an ecommerce site, email is critical to your business. In this blog series, we dig deeper into some of the areas ecommerce sites should consider when working with email. Here, we examine marketing emails.

8 Tips To Make Your Business Mobile

Mobile by Brooke Jackson – July 1st, 2014

In an upcoming webinar (Thursday, July 10 at 11 a.m. CDT) we’ll share eight tips to make mobile work for your business – and we’ll share some of those tips here too.

Skip Traditional Virtualization: CoreOS On OnMetal

The ability to create machine instances using OpenStack APIs on physical hardware, with the speed and ease we’ve come to expect for cloud deployments is a huge advancement in infrastructure technology. And it’s made possible by Rackspace OnMetal. And paring OnMetal with CoreOS, a lightweight Linux distribution for massive server deployments, will help you squeeze the maximum value from your hardware.

With OpenStack Icehouse, CERN Is Closer To Cloud Federation

Cloud Industry Insights by Toby Owen – June 30th, 2014

Federated and interoperable OpenStack clouds are on the horizon, as code development work, led by a CERN research fellow sponsored by Rackspace as part of a CERN openlab project, has been included in the latest OpenStack release, Icehouse.

Loadscale: A Little Agent For Scale

Product & Development by Abhi Kalakuntla – June 27th, 2014

I just came aboard as a summer intern here at Rackspace, and immediately, I’m getting my hands dirty on some pretty cool projects. The first of which is Loadscale, a little tool that has a simple function: ping an Autoscaling group’s load balancer and see if servers need to be added or removed from the load balancer. This little project was to run alongside the load balancer and Autoscaling (codename: otter) team’s projects.

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