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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.

Mitigating Application Security Threats With The Cloud

More data and higher stakes are adding to the pressure to maintain bulletproof application security. Rackspace Managed Cloud can help you meet your application security goals faster and gain a competitive edge.

How Web Bots Affect Your KPIs And Your Bottom Line

Web bots can influence your KPIs and negatively impact your company’s bottom line.

Build The App Of Your Dreams

The NoSQL Mobile App Challenge opened this month, giving developers across the US and Canada the chance to build a mobile app that showcases their creativity and innovation without the pain of managing their infrastructure. To help you get started, we created ObjectRocket and Rackspace accounts tailored specifically to the needs of contestants. The only requirement for each app entered is that it must use ObjectRocket NoSQL data services with either MongoDB or Redis.

On Motorcycles And SUVs: The Power Of Managed Cloud

There’s a lot of talk in the cloud market about the differences between managed and unmanaged clouds. I look at it this way: comparing unmanaged and managed clouds is like comparing a motorcycle to an SUV. Both will get you from point A to point B relatively quickly – but that’s pretty much where the functional similarities end.

The Need For Proactive Security

Partner & Customer Updates by Evan Fromberg – August 18th, 2014

We are only half way through 2014, and I can already state with confidence that the number of security breaches making headlines this year will continue to increase. More than 50 percent of all breaches will be caused by an application-layer breach, and the most common form of application-layer breach is an attack on a website.

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