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From Buspreneur To Racker: Innovation, Twists And Turns

Racker Culture by Alex Ezell – July 11th, 2014

My StartupBus journey led to me eventually becoming a Racker. What an awesome ride.

On StartupBus, Career Opportunities And Ink

Racker Culture by Chris Laco – July 11th, 2014

In 2011, I first rode the StartupBus. That led to my career at Rackspace (and my StartupBus tattoo).

Rackspace Weekly Digest: July 11

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – July 11th, 2014

In this week’s digest, we look ahead to Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, examine the Patriot Act and your data, add support for Microsoft Private Cloud and much more.

Evaluating Enterprise Content Solutions

Cloud Industry Insights by Garrett Heath – July 10th, 2014

This infographic highlights some of the better-known enterprise web content management solutions. Listed are the strengths and some current customers for each option, along with suggested next steps to consider if you’re planning a CMS implementation for your enterprise.

Rackspace Now Supports Microsoft Private Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by Jeff DeVerter – July 10th, 2014

Today, Rackspace adds support for Microsoft Private Clouds, which gives you more choice in which type of Private Cloud environment powers your business.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On Ember: An Online Video Advertising Platform On The Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace Startup Program member Ember offers an online video advertising platform that offers its customers an alternative to TV ads to enable them to optimize ad spend.

Overcome Business Challenges At Rackspace::Solve

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

How can DevOps free up my developers? How can I scale MongoDB? How can I ensure my ecommerce site doesn’t crumble under massive growth? These questions and many more are at the heart of a series of one-day summits Rackspace is hosting called Rackspace::Solve. The first is Monday, July 28 at the St. Regis in San Francisco.

Law Enforcement Access To Data In The Cloud

Cloud Industry Insights by Tiffany Lathe – July 9th, 2014

Bank of England CIO Peter Finch issued a misinformed warning in a recent article, telling companies that if your cloud provider is an “American company, it is likely that your data and processing is now subject to the American Patriot Act. And, if it is integrated to your infrastructure, it is likely that all your services are subject to the Patriot Act.” Such advice not only misinterprets and misrepresents US law, it misleadingly implies that US cloud providers are somehow both unable and unwilling to protect the data entrusted with them by their customers from US law enforcement agencies. Finch’s statement is inaccurate. Here, I’ll highlight what you need to know about your data and the Patriot Act.

O’Reilly Velocity: Building Self-Adaptive Autonomous Infrastructure [Video]

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – July 8th, 2014

In his keynote address at the O’Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Rackspace Senior Product Manager James Colgan explained how growing companies can get better performance by moving past mere infrastructure automation and toward self-adaptive and autonomous infrastructure. Check out video of James’ Velocity keynote.

Attach Dropbox Files Into Rackspace Webmail With A Single Click

Product & Development by Manny DeJesus – July 8th, 2014

Later this week, we’re releasing a new feature that allows you to easily attach files directly from your Dropbox into Rackspace Webmail. This means that after a quick ‘account sync,’ all of your Dropbox files are just a click away.

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