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Are You Prepared For When Spikes Occur? Join Us At eCommerce Expo To Find Out

Cloud Industry Insights by Joanne Schofield – March 20th, 2014

Rackspace is sponsoring the 2014 eCommerce Expo March 26 and March 27 at Australia’s Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre. Arrian Mehis, Director of Technical Services at Rackspace, will present ‘Leveraging the Cloud for Seasonal Peaks.’

Rackspace Startup Spotlight On Xtrant: A Cloud-Based Project Platform Built On The Rackspace Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by John McKenna – March 20th, 2014

In this startup spotlight we look at Xtrant, a cloud-based project platform built on the Rackspace Cloud.

An Introduction To Developing On OpenStack From DeveloperWeek

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 20th, 2014

At DeveloperWeek Conference & Festival 2014, Rackspace Director of Training and Education Tony Campbell showcased how to develop on OpenStack. Here are his presentation slides.

How Can You Reduce Time-To-Resolution? Solve For The 70%

Partner & Customer Updates by Todd Vernon – March 19th, 2014

Here, Rackspace Marketplace partner VictorOps discusses making remote engagement a reality for DevOps teams.

Cloud Block Storage Volume Cloning Now In Control Panel

Product & Development by Jose Malacara – March 19th, 2014

Starting today you can create copies of existing Cloud Block Storage volumes from the Control Panel with Volume Cloning.

Sprint Zero – On Designing The Right Thing

Product & Development by Harry Max – March 19th, 2014

I had the privilege of co-hosting a workshop on how to think about designing the right thing. During our presentation at Mind the Product 2013, we talked about how our teams use four practical tools to execute product design: Desired Outcomes, Product Box, Back Planning, and Requests and Agreements.

Windows Server 2003 End-Of-Life Support Rapidly Approaching: What’s Your Action Plan?

Cloud Industry Insights by Kenan Rappuchi – March 18th, 2014

Windows Server 2003 is fast approaching its end-of-life. Microsoft has announced the official date for end-of-life support as July 14, 2015. While many administrators are well aware of this fact, there are still nearly a million servers across the globe currently running live applications on Windows Server 2003.

In The Cloud, Scale And Performance Are Imperative

Partner & Customer Updates by Korey Lee – March 18th, 2014

In this guest post, Rackspace customer SumAll showcases the scale, performance and cost improvements it achieved when moving its MongoDB from AWS to ObjectRocket by Rackspace.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab: From Bare-Metal To Seven Nodes (My Cloud So Far)

Cloud Industry Insights by Kevin Jackson – March 17th, 2014

For the last several weeks I’ve been explaining the setup of my home Rackspace Private Cloud and OpenStack lab. We’ve gone from bare-metal to a seven-node cloud. Here’s a recap of what we’ve done so far.

A SXSW Interactive Recap From Rackspace Specialists

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 17th, 2014

We had dozens of Rackspace specialists on the scene at SXSW in Austin last week. Throughout the festival we had a full schedule of events, sessions and talks. We also had Rackers covering the latest and greatest tech news and insights. Here’s what we covered before, during and after SXSW 2014.

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