For mature enterprises, the cloud represents a way to get out from under the constraints of traditional IT. Unlike businesses born in the cloud, the existing systems and business processes in these organizations present unique challenges to cloud adoption. The company examples below offer three different stories of traditional IT teams growing into the cloud with measurable success.
At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco last week, Docker CEO Ben Golub took the stage to discuss the future of applications. Here is video of Golub’s full Rackspace::Solve presentation.
As development makes changes to the software, operations has to manually install the new virtual code and tweak the configurations manually every time they create a new server. Equally problematic, virtual server instances proliferate unchecked, leading to thousands of dollars in unexpected charges from the cloud service provider. This leads to a slash-and-burn server destruction scramble that accidentally takes down the production platform and disgruntles many of those new users. Heavy sighs emanate from the CTO’s office. What’s to be done?
Voting is open now for proposed presentations for OpenStack Summit Paris (November 3 through November 7). Here are proposed speaking sessions that Rackers have submitted. Voting closes on Wednesday, August 6.
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 the motivation behind building OnMetal.
Today, enterprise IT is expected to do much more with fewer resources. Here are four alternatives to traditional outsourcing that enterprise IT departments can use to extend their capabilities.
Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in August 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.
Small IT departments that don’t have enterprise budgets at their disposal are often squeezed for resources without being able to easily outsource their work. Here are four alternatives to traditional outsourcing that small IT departments can use to extend their capabilities without throwing enterprise-level cash at the problem.
The Managed Operations service level within our Managed Cloud includes two different approaches: System Administration or DevOps Automation. Here, we would like to help you understand how each of these offerings can help meet the needs of your cloud workloads and ultimately your business.