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Five Reasons Why Migrating Virtualized Workloads Can Be Easier Than Expected

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – August 27th, 2014

While it may seem that migration would require significant changes, selecting the right service provider and platforms can dramatically minimize the risk of operational disruption. This is particularly true for organizations seeking to migrate workloads to hosted VMware environments.

We’re Collaborating With Chameleon To Enable A New Future For Cloud Computing Research

Partner & Customer Updates by Paul Rad – August 26th, 2014

Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of researchers announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named “Chameleon” and “CloudLab,” that will power academic research. Rackspace is participating in the Chameleon testbed.

Free, Blazingly Fast Disk I/O Gives StreetLight Data An Edge

Partner & Customer Updates by Paul Friedman – August 26th, 2014

StreetLight Data offers its customers dynamic analytics for marketing, location planning and more that help them better understand who visits certain areas and when, and the company uses the Rackspace Managed Cloud, including Cloud Block Storage, to quickly deliver that data.

Building The DevOps Mindset: Agile Collaboration At Work

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – August 25th, 2014

The goals of DevOps may sound beneficial, but how does all this play out in the real world? The Rackspace-sponsored, free downloadable e-book, The DevOps Mindset, answers this question by featuring interviews with tech professionals who are putting DevOps into action. Each discussion focuses on essential components of the approach, the challenges of getting started and recommendations for other companies.

Quantifying DevOps Capability: It’s Important To Keep CALMS

Cloud Industry Insights by Chris Jackson – August 25th, 2014

DevOps doesn’t need a 400-page operating manual, but at minimum it needs a scaffold to hold together key components and concepts so you can assess your capability, compare yourself to your peers and build clear programs to manage deficits. This framework already exists in the community in the acronym we know as CALMS.

A New Kind Of Cloud: Managed Cloud [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – August 22nd, 2014

At the Gartner Catalyst Conference last week, Rackspace CTO John Engates spoke about the challenges of a commodity cloud, the changing expectations of cloud consumers and the power of Managed Cloud. Here’s video of the full presentation.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 22

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – August 22nd, 2014

This week, we showcased our vision for hybrid cloud powered VMware solutions, got ready for VMworld, opened up a new developer contest and more. Check it out in the weekly digest.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Fanchimp: Social Media Marketing Built On Rackspace Managed Cloud

Product & Development by John McKenna – August 21st, 2014

Fanchimp is a fast and easy social media marketing tool for small and medium businesses that is built on Rackspace Managed Cloud.

OnMetal Weekly Byte 4: Why Are We So Excited About OnMetal? [Video]

Product & Development by Priyanka Sahay – August 21st, 2014

In this video blog series, we give you an inside look at the story behind OnMetal, our new API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Here, the OnMetal team talks about why we’re so excited about OnMetal.

Rackspace Vision For Hybrid Cloud Powered VMware Solutions

Cloud Industry Insights by Arrian Mehis – August 21st, 2014

Rackspace is one of the select VMware Service Providers in the Premier tier of the recently rebranded VMware vCloud Air Network, which fosters a stronger alliance and go-to-market strategy to better serve our customers through VMware technology building blocks. Rackspace and VMware collaborate to create a shared ecosystem of the brightest technical talent for VMware solutions with more than a decade of expertise in managed hosting and world class Fanatical Support.

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