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RackConnect v3: Security, Scalability, Sophistication

Product & Development by Joseph Palumbo – October 20th, 2014

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.

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Mexico City Office Is Big Step For Rackspace In Latin America

Cloud Industry Insights by Elizabeth Jurewicz – October 17th, 2014

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.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: October 17

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – October 17th, 2014

This week, we opened our new office in Mexico City, launched Cloud Big Data OnMetal, geared up for Rackspace::Solve Chicago and much more. Read all about it in this week’s digest.

Rackspace In Mexico: A New Office To Better Serve Old Friends

Cloud Industry Insights by Graham Weston – October 17th, 2014

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.

OpenStack Workshop At Grace Hopper Open Source Day 2014

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.

The Startup Pitch: Small Teams Making Big Impacts

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – October 16th, 2014

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.

Rackspace Takes On Fashion Retail At Fashion Digital New York

Cloud Industry Insights by Rena Van de Putte – October 16th, 2014

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.

SSL Protocol 3.0 Vulnerability (aka The ‘POODLE’ Issue)

Cloud Industry Insights by Rackspace – October 15th, 2014

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.

Rackspace::Solve Chicago: How Accruent Solves For Hypergrowth In A SaaS World

Partner & Customer Updates by Nick Turner – October 15th, 2014

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.

CloudU Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Cloud Industry Insights by Steven Villarreal – October 15th, 2014

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.

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