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Who’s Responsible For Technology Mega Trend Adoption?

Cloud Industry Insights by Angus Dorney – June 11th, 2014

Whose responsibility is it to ensure that Australia’s (and the world’s) big businesses are embracing technology mega trends?

How To Migrate Traditional Apps To The Hybrid Cloud [Upcoming Webinar]

Cloud Industry Insights by Jaret Chiles – June 11th, 2014

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about hybrid cloud. What’s the right approach? How long does migration take? What needs to be done in preparation? What benefits can our organization expect to receive? On June 25, I’ll host a webinar discussing migrating traditional apps from on-premises to the hybrid cloud.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Ecommerce Email Programs

If you run an ecommerce site, email is critical to your business. In this blog series, we’ll dig deeper into some of the areas ecommerce sites should consider when working with email.

Rackspace CTO John Engates Talks Native Cloud Support For Docker At DockerCon14

Cloud Industry Insights by Larry Meyer – June 10th, 2014

In his keynote at DockerCon in San Francisco, Rackspace CTO John Engates showcased how Rackspace is working with Docker to develop native cloud support for Docker that will work with any cloud. Here’s video from the talk.

Six Types Of B2C Customers And Their Purchase Journeys [Infographic]

This infographic visualizes some of the latest research on customer buying behaviors, and the stages customers pass through while deciding to purchase.

Distributed Databases: Design Scalability And Availability Into Apps From Day One

Designing scalability, availability and fault-tolerance into applications and databases from the very start is the new imperative. Cloud computing has enabled a technology boom. However, many companies still struggle to keep their heads above water when it comes to database scalability

Confidence, Support Help Find Success

When you’re launching a startup, you have to trust that your cloud provider is going to prepare you for success. Support and confidence are imperative. When we launched earlier this year, choosing Rackspace as our cloud provider was a no-brainer. I had been a Rackspace customer since 2005 and was well versed in the power of Fanatical Support. There was no other provider I would trust to help launch my new venture.

Contribution And Collaboration In The Docker Community

Cloud Industry Insights by John Engates – June 9th, 2014

Docker is the next generation of virtualization and we’re proud to be on the cutting edge of one of the major transformations in IT. We have been working in close partnership with core Docker contributors for more than four months to make the code stronger. Our hope is that the Docker open source project will be a key component of a planet scale cloud.

Understanding OpenStack Designated Code Sections – Three Critical Questions

After nearly a year of discussion, the OpenStack board launched the DefCore process with 10 principles that set us on path towards a validated interoperability standard. We created the concept of “designated sections” to address concerns that using API tests to determine core would undermine commercial and community investment in a working, shared upstream implementation.

A Perfect Complement: OpenStack At Cloud Foundry Summit

Cloud Industry Insights by Egle Sigler – June 9th, 2014

Cloud Foundry Summit kicks off today in San Francisco. At the event, I will be co-presenting about integration between Cloud Foundry and OpenStack.

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