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SponsorHub’s Super Bowl XLIX Analysis Offers Incisive Brand Revelations

Cloud Industry Insights by Rob Discher – February 24th, 2015

Editor’s Note: SponsorHub is a Rackspace customer that delivers analytics to the sports and entertainment industry. To view SponsorHub’s pre-and post-Super Bowl XLIX findings or to download the full presentation, visit It’s Super Bowl Sunday. The clock reads 0:00 and a champion has been crowned. No, we’re not talking about the New England Patriots — although […]

Sign Up for The Rackspace CDN Early Access Program

Product & Development by Megan Meza – February 24th, 2015

If your business revolves around a website or web application, we know you’re thinking about performance on a daily basis. But you may not know just how impactful that performance can be on your bottom line. Did you know more than 30 percent of web visitors typically leave a site if that site doesn’t load […]

A Simple Solution for Managing the New MongoDB in Sitecore 7.5 and Above

Product & Development by Kyle Hunter – February 23rd, 2015

Sitecore is one of the most popular and highly rated providers of Customer Experience Management technology (also known as Web Content Management or WCM). These are the applications that marketers rely on to power their websites. Rackspace Digital provides the Sitecore expertise, support, and an optimized cloud platform that removes all the technical headaches of […]

Cast Your Ballot Now For OpenStack Summit Vancouver Presentations

by Leezia Dhalla – February 23rd, 2015

This year, thousands of OpenStack developers and users of OpenStack will flock to the annual OpenStack Summit, which takes place May 18 through May 22 in Vancouver, Canada. Thousands more submitted speaking proposals, with more than 60 coming from Rackspace specialists. Like last year, the Vancouver summit’s agenda will be determined by a public vote. If you’re a […]

NoSQL Mobile Application Challenge Results!

Product & Development by Nikki Tirado – February 20th, 2015

The ObjectRocket team challenged you. We knew you were full of ideas and we wanted to see them come alive using ObjectRocket. That’s why we started the NoSQL Mobile Application Challenge from August – November last year. You delivered. Here is the story of how we gave away $20,000 and free data stores hosting to […]

4 Tips for Rolling Out Collaborative Software and Ensuring Teams Use It

Product & Development by Brooke Jackson – February 20th, 2015

Collaboration among team members is necessary for any business to succeed, and company leaders are constantly striving to boost their teams’ productivity. After all, every business wants its employees to work smarter, not harder. Various collaboration tools and workgroup support systems can help increase productivity, but only if employees are actually using the tools – […]

Building A Disaster Recovery Solution Using Site Recovery Manager, Part 4: Maintaining, Migrating, and Upgrading

Cloud Industry Insights by Luke Huckaba – February 19th, 2015

I hope you’ve been following our in-depth Building a Disaster Recovery Solution using VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ (SRM) series. Today, I’m back to walk through the fourth and final leg of our journey. We’ve come a long way, and you should have a nice disaster recovery (DR) solution in place with test plans and […]

Building a Disaster Recovery Solution using Site Recovery Manager, Part 3: Deploying

Cloud Industry Insights by Luke Huckaba – February 18th, 2015

In my last post, I outlined how to architect a solid VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ (SRM) solution. At the beginning of this series, I reviewed how to leverage SRM, and also discussed the importance of the proper planning needed before using SRM. In this post, I’ll cover how to actually build and deploy an […]

The Battle Against Patent Trolls Starts Again

Cloud Industry Insights by Van Lindberg – February 6th, 2015

Everyone knows that Rackspace hates patent trolls, but we can only fight them one at a time. Solving the patent troll problem for everyone requires changing the system that aids and encourages troll behavior. Yesterday morning, Congress took a big step forward in trying to shut down these financial parasites. House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob […]

Managed Cloud: Arriving at the True Total Cost of Ownership

Cloud Industry Insights by Lizetta Staplefoote – February 3rd, 2015

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis – a major reason companies migrate to the cloud – typically consists of pure number crunching. For example, hardware for a server upgrade has a fixed price, as does the software license. Paying for those incremental resources through a utility billing model is often much more cost effective. It’s […]

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