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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.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 6

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – June 6th, 2014

This week, we share our definition of managed cloud, hear from our customer mShopper, get ready for IRCE and much more.

Building Trust, Interoperability At OpenStack Summit

The OpenStack Summit is about relationships. As developers, we meet up twice a year at the Summit and then return home and resume communication via IRC and email. Spending time in person with other members of the community gives you the opportunity to form a bond and, more importantly, build trust – a community without trust can’t thrive. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had time to reflect on OpenStack Summit Atlanta. Here, I’d like to share some of my thoughts.

Celebrate 10 Years Of IRCE With Rackspace Digital

IRCE is one of the largest ecommerce events in the world, and 2014 looks like it will prove to be bigger than ever. IRCE is celebrating 10 years of bringing digital retailers together, and Rackspace will be representing in style.

Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On GMEX: A Metals Marketplace On The Rackspace Managed Cloud

Rackspace Startup Program member Global Material Exchange (GMEX) has built its online marketplace for industrial metals on the Rackspace Managed Cloud.

MongoDB And Hadoop: Connect Your Data

Data processing platforms do not exist in siloes. That is why it is increasingly important for Rackspace to provide interoperability between datastores. This enables customers to choose the best technology for their data processing needs, without being restricted to a single tool. For this post, we will look at two of our most popular data platforms: our ObjectRocket MongoDB service and our Hadoop-based Cloud Big Data Platform service.

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