RackConnect v3, the latest iteration of our hybrid cloud platform, will be available to all new Rackspace customers starting October 23. This latest version of RackConnect delivers the same level of versatility while addressing the needs of our fastest growing and most security conscious customers by focusing on security, scalability and sophistication.
With the opening this week of our Mexico City office, Rackspace is committing to our customers and to the future of the Managed Cloud in Latin America.
I was delighted yesterday to visit Mexico City and celebrate the opening of our new Rackspace office there, amid longtime customers, local dignitaries, and the Rackers on both sides of the border who have made this expansion possible. Here are excerpts from my remarks.
This year, OpenStack participated in Open Source Day (OSD) at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the second time. The main focus of this year’s Open Source Day was humanitarian applications. Along with OpenStack, participating open source projects included Microsoft Disaster Recovery, Ushahidi, Sahana Software Foundation and others.
Recently, while visiting our Rackspace office in Sydney, I had the privilege to attend a startup pitch competition organized by the Rackspace Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) Startup Program. On hand for the 2014 Small Teams Big Impact Award event were six startup finalists selected by a panel of independent judges based on the following criteria: Innovation, Disruption and Market.
Where does fashion meet technology? At Fashion Digital. On Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21, ecommerce retail leaders will meet in New York City to learn about transformative ecommerce technologies and online retail. Rackspace Digital will be there to discuss how we can help power your digital strategy.
Rackspace is tracking an industry-wide security issue broadly referred to as “POODLE,” (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). This is a vulnerability affecting the SSLv3 protocol, and a number of Rackspace customers may be impacted. At this time, we are not aware of any attacks attempting to leverage the vulnerability, but we’re closely monitoring the situation.
At Rackspace::Solve Chicago on Monday, October 20, Accruent will highlight how it is constantly optimizing our platforms; share its experience updating the infrastructure for companies that join the Accruent family; and share tips on how to effectively optimize infrastructure and eliminate points of failure. Register now for Rackspace::Solve Chicago.
October marks the five-year anniversary of the CloudU program. Since the program launched in 2009, CloudU has extended its global reach to over 20,000 learners from over 17 countries. To celebrate and recognize key members of the CloudU community, CloudU has launched “Who’s Who in CloudU,” an interactive billboard that highlights members of the CloudU community.