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Rackspace::Solve SF: Docker CEO On The Future of Applications [Video]

Partner & Customer Updates by Andrew Hickey – August 4th, 2014

At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco last week, Docker CEO Ben Golub took the stage to discuss the future of applications. Here is video of Golub’s full Rackspace::Solve presentation.

Scaling Cloud Infrastructure Despite Brain Drain And Ad Hoc Processes

Partner & Customer Updates by Matt Juszczak – August 4th, 2014

As development makes changes to the software, operations has to manually install the new virtual code and tweak the configurations manually every time they create a new server. Equally problematic, virtual server instances proliferate unchecked, leading to thousands of dollars in unexpected charges from the cloud service provider. This leads to a slash-and-burn server destruction scramble that accidentally takes down the production platform and disgruntles many of those new users. Heavy sighs emanate from the CTO’s office. What’s to be done?

Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 1

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – August 1st, 2014

This week, we held our first of three Rackspace::Solve events; launched Rackspace developer+; updated Cloud Databases; heard from Managed Cloud customer Rip Curl; and much more.

Vote Now For Rackspace OpenStack Summit Paris Presentations

Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla – August 1st, 2014

Voting is open now for proposed presentations for OpenStack Summit Paris (November 3 through November 7). Here are proposed speaking sessions that Rackers have submitted. Voting closes on Wednesday, August 6.

OnMetal Weekly Byte: The Story Behind OnMetal [Video]

Product & Development by Priyanka Sahay – July 31st, 2014

In this video blog series, we give you an inside look at the story behind OnMetal, our new API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Here, the OnMetal team talks about the motivation behind building OnMetal.

4 Ways Enterprises Can Extend IT Without Breaking The Budget

Today, enterprise IT is expected to do much more with fewer resources. Here are four alternatives to traditional outsourcing that enterprise IT departments can use to extend their capabilities.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: August 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in August 2014. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. Here is a partial list of global startup events complied by the contributors of StartupDigest.

4 Ways Growing Businesses Can Extend IT Without Breaking The Budget

Small IT departments that don’t have enterprise budgets at their disposal are often squeezed for resources without being able to easily outsource their work. Here are four alternatives to traditional outsourcing that small IT departments can use to extend their capabilities without throwing enterprise-level cash at the problem.

Managed Cloud: The SysOps Approach vs. The DevOps Approach

Cloud Industry Insights by Chris Jackson – July 30th, 2014

The Managed Operations service level within our Managed Cloud includes two different approaches: System Administration or DevOps Automation. Here, we would like to help you understand how each of these offerings can help meet the needs of your cloud workloads and ultimately your business.

Rackspace developer+ Program: For Developers, By Developers

Product & Development by Jesse Noller – July 30th, 2014

Rackspace developer+ is a monthly infrastructure credit and more that, combined with our new competitive infrastructure prices, helps provide developers the core of almost any scalable cloud application you want to build.

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