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RackConnect RegionLink: Get Fast, Reliable, Secure Inter-Region Private Connectivity

Product & Development by Joseph Palumbo – December 11th, 2014

Here, we take a deeper look at RackConnect RegionLink and discuss the importance of digital diversification while examining how RegionLink compares to alternatives.

RackConnect RegionLink: Reduce Latency, Increase Throughput Across Rackspace Regions

Product & Development by Sameer Satyam – December 10th, 2014

Today, we expand the RackConnect portfolio of connectivity services to include a new inter-region private connectivity service. RackConnect RegionLink is a fully managed service that enables you to transfer data between Rackspace Regions at a lower latency and with better throughput than over the Internet by utilizing an MPLS VPN connection over the Rackspace backbone.

Cloud Predictions For 2015

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – December 10th, 2014

For the past few years I’ve used this holiday period as a chance to do some prognostication. It’s a fun exercise – looking back at trends from the previous 12 months and trying to predict what’s next. So what can we expect in 2015? Here are my predictions.

Use Grafana For All Of Your Monitoring Data, Rackspace Or Otherwise

Product & Development by Shane Duan – December 9th, 2014

Here we’ll show you how we make it simple to bring up a Grafana dashboard to generate monitoring data for any kind of server, our infrastructure can receive and display that information so you can have a consistent experience across all of your products, Rackspace or otherwise.

How To Manage The Transition To IT As A Service Broker

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – December 8th, 2014

The time has come. IT must reinvent itself or risk becoming irrelevant. It’s just not possible for IT to function effectively any longer in a traditionally reactive role. Rather, IT must carve out a more strategic relationship within the business by becoming a service broker. So what does that entail?

Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 5

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – December 5th, 2014

Want to know how Tipsy Elves survived the Shark Tank effect (again)? Or learn how to build a disaster recovery solution using Site Recover Manager? Or get an update on OpenStack? You can get all of that and more in this week’s digest.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On MuniBilling: Municipality Billing Software At Cloud Scale

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – December 4th, 2014

Rackspace Startup Program member MuniBilling uses the scale of the cloud to offer a SaaS solution for small government and property management companies or any other entity that needs to bill for recurring payments.

Building A Disaster Recovery Solution Using Site Recovery Manager Part 2: Architecting

Cloud Industry Insights by Luke Huckaba – December 3rd, 2014

In my last post, I described how to use VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ to orchestrate the failover of a group of virtual machines (VMs) from one location to another. I also discussed the importance of planning when it comes to using Site Recovery Manager. This post outlines how to properly architect a solid Site Recovery Manager solution.

For Tipsy Elves, Ugly Christmas Sweaters (And Massive Web Traffic) Never Looked So Good

Partner & Customer Updates by Evan Mendelsohn – December 3rd, 2014

Since our appearance on Shark Tank late last year, Tipsy Elves’ business has grown tremendously, and so has the amount of web traffic to our ecommerce site. We rely on Rackspace to ensure our site can handle the load.

At Texas Conference For Women, Rackers Highlight Women In Tech

Cloud Industry Insights by Kim Tryce – December 2nd, 2014

Rackspace last month sponsored the Texas Conference for Women; it was a new experience for the company. For those that are unfamiliar, Thursday, November 13 marked the 15th anniversary of Texas Conference for Women. When Anita Perry took the title of first lady of Texas, she focused on hosting this event to empower and elevate women in Texas. By sponsoring the conference, Rackspace was able to spread our mission on elevating women in technology to a group of more than 6,000 attendees. We were also able to bring visibility to Rackspace as a brand and inform the public of our products, services and job openings.

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