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A Tale Of Two Approaches To The Platform Service Layer: Cloud Foundry And Solum

Cloud Industry Insights by Adrian Otto – March 11th, 2014

Getting an application designed, tested and running, then updating and improving it is no easy task. There is a continuing quest for tooling that delivers automation of this work to allow more focus on what matters most: fast, efficient development. This tooling is often referred to as application “Platform-as-a-Service” or “PaaS.” Unfortunately, this term tends to mask a distinction we’ve found in two types of customer needs leading to different preferred approaches to use of a platform service layer.

Leveling Up Developers At Rackspace

Product & Development by Lucy Mendel – March 11th, 2014

The Rackspace Developer Conference, dubbed ‘Rax.io,’ is an opportunity for the brilliant technical minds inside our company to engage, educate and empower each other to continue solving really tough problems for customers.

Support Is Ending For Microsoft Exchange 2003. Are You Ready? [Infographic]

Cloud Industry Insights by Brooke Jackson – March 11th, 2014

Microsoft is ending support for Exchange 2003 in just a few weeks. In this infographic, we outline some options to help you determine your next move.

Half The Cost, 6x The Performance: Massive Scale In The Rackspace Cloud

In this post, Gutensite, a Rackspace customer and Rackspace Marketplace partner highlights how it saved money and increased performance on the Rackspace Cloud.

Rackspace Deploys Teams Of Specialists At SXSW 2014

Cloud Industry Insights by John McKenna – March 10th, 2014

With the launch of Rackspace Digital last week at the W Hotel, we introduced our team of digital specialists laser focused on content, commerce and mobile. Over the weekend, as more of SXSW 2014 came alive, Rackspace deployed additional teams of specialists on the ground to engage with event goers at festival venues inside the Austin city limits.

Big Data At SXSW: The API Is The New Hot ‘App’

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

After attending SXSW Interactive for the past two years, I’ve noticed the industry seems to be shifting away from the Age of the Apps to the Dawn of Data. Rather than focusing on that next killer application, it appears that more people are trying to tap into the data that is being gathered to create the next big thing—and companies are actively encouraging developers to do so.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 5: Adding Extra Compute Nodes

Cloud Industry Insights by Kevin Jackson – March 10th, 2014

The first four of these posts covered setup and installation of my home lab, including the networking, PXE booting Ubuntu and installation of Rackspace Private Cloud. I ended up with two Controllers in HA and three Computes. In this post I show how easy it is to add two extra Compute nodes to the lab.

UPDATED: Rackspace Specialists Bringing The Awesome At SXSW 2014 #SXRackspace

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – March 10th, 2014

Rackspace plans to have a massive presence next week at SXSW Interactive – the Austin conference where top tech titans discuss everything from the latest in robotics to the best way to run your websites. Here’s a full list of events and happenings and where you can find our Rackspace specialists throughout SXSW.

Migrating From On-Premise Exchange To Rackspace Hosted Exchange

Migrating to a new email provider can be a daunting task, especially if you attempt it without an experienced partner. And with Microsoft ending support for Exchange 2003 in just a few weeks (April 8), you may be considering a migration sooner than you expected. With Rackspace Migration Services, we can help.

Upcoming Webinar: Digging Into DevOps Automation Service

Cloud Industry Insights by Tarun Bhatti – March 10th, 2014

In an upcoming webinar (Tuesday, April 1 at 1 p.m. CST) we will highlight how your team can release features more often with less frustration by implementing open source DevOps tools.

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