On Black Friday 2013 we and almost 200 other apps on the Shopify platform suffered outages and service disruptions due to our servers not being able to handle the traffic explosion. That day, we moved to Rackspace and were up and running throughout the weekend and Cyber Monday. Here are some of the steps we’ve taken to ensure Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 are bright days for Bold Apps.
As part of our Fanatical Support promise, Rackspace believes in investing in STEM and tech in our local communities. We believe that open sharing makes us all smarter and fortifies our community’s technical and entrepreneurial foundations. We do this across the globe, from Texas to Australia. And it is especially evident in our mid-Atlantic dev office in Blacksburg Va. — affectionately known as “Racksburg”
This week, Forrester rated Rackspace Private Cloud a “strong performer;” we reduced the price of our DevOps Automation service; we talked about the scalability of RackConnect v3; and much more. Check it out now in the weekly digest.
Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in December 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.
At Rackspace, we’re immensely excited about our partnership with New Relic that helps power our DevOps Automation Service. Since announcing the partnership in early October, we’ve turned our attention maximizing the impact of Fanatical Support and Application Monitoring in solving common customer problems. In this post I’ll address one of these areas, auto scale.
Today, we make it easier for Rackspace Cloud users to build rich network services with the availability of the OpenStack Neutron Networking API. This milestone greatly increases your ability to create and manage networking services and capabilities and makes it possible to add a number of immediate and future improvements.
Rackspace recently earned the 2014 MSPWorld Cup Award for Best Cloud Solution at the MSPWorld Conference. The MSPWorld Cup, awarded by MSPAlliance, recognizes companies that demonstrate consistent efforts to advance the cause of cloud and managed service providers through cutting edge technology, services and solutions to the IT channel.
We have just released an enhancement in the notification emails for Cloud Monitoring remote checks to make it easier for you to digest the content. While the change is small, we would like to take this opportunity to give you an overview of the remote monitoring feature in the context of explaining the feature.
We designed RackConnect and our hybrid cloud to deliver on the promise that you could have the best of both worlds – the security and predictability of dedicated servers combined with the scalability and programmatic control of the cloud. In keeping with this paradigm, the newest version of RackConnect – version 3 — emphasizes scalability and your ability to “own the base and the rent the spike.”
Forrester Research, Inc. has named Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014. We believe that this rating is great recognition of the momentum we’re seeing with our OpenStack-powered private cloud solution. What we find even more exciting, however, are some areas of improvement that RPC can capitalize on to offer a stronger private cloud solution, which are some of the exact enhancements included in the latest release of Rackspace Private Cloud.