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OpenStack Summit Paris: Rackspace OpenStack Specialists To Share Expertise In City Of Light

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – October 31st, 2014

OpenStack Summit Paris kicks of Monday, November 3 at Palais des congress de Paris. The five-day conference brings together OpenStack developers, users and administrators from around the globe to talk in depth about the open source cloud software. As an OpenStack founder, Rackspace will be at the Summit sharing OpenStack insights and updates through speaking sessions, book signings and more. Here’s where you can find our OpenStack experts throughout OpenStack Summit Paris.

Rackspace Weekly Digest: October 31

Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey – October 31st, 2014

Happy Halloween! It’s been a busy week here at Rackspace – we prepped for OpenStack Summit Paris; took a deep look at DevOps; added two new Cloud Servers flavors; heard from a Managed Operations customer; and more. Check it out in this week’s digest.

Workload-Optimized Cloud Servers: More Flexibility To Define Your Infrastructure

Product & Development by Thomas Duesing – October 31st, 2014

Based on your feedback about our virtual Cloud Servers, one thing is clear: the more flexibility you have in defining your infrastructure, the better. So today, we’re adding two new workload-optimized flavor classes to our Cloud Servers lineup that allow you to create servers that meet your specific compute and memory requirements. The new servers allow you to define storage completely separately from compute – they boot exclusively from Cloud Block Storage.

Email Best Practices: Sending Emails That Won’t Be Ignored

Cloud Industry Insights by Manny DeJesus – October 30th, 2014

HubSpot and Rackspace have collaborated on the new ebook ‘9 Reasons People Are Ignoring Your Emails,’ which contains tips to help make sure that your important emails get read; not ignored or trashed.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: November 2014

Partner & Customer Updates by John McKenna – October 30th, 2014

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in November 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.

Businesses Are Finding Real Value, Cost Savings With DevOps

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

We polled 700 technology decision makers in the US, UK and Australia about DevOps adoption and found that among those familiar with DevOps 86 percent have either already implemented DevOps (51 percent) or is planning to adopt DevOps practices (35 percent). The survey confirmed that the business value of implementing DevOps is real.

Designing A Better DevOps Culture: An Inside Look At How Rackspace Does DevOps

frog design interviewed industry experts and practitioners for their insights and personal experiences with DevOps. When Rackspace’s San Francisco office opened its doors to us, we were uniquely pleased to have the opportunity to learn how its teams works to build an environment where DevOps can be a strategic advantage.

Bold Apps Extends Ops Team With Rackspace Managed Operations Service

Partner & Customer Updates by Eric Boisjoli – October 28th, 2014

With a Rackspace Managed Cloud and the Rackspace Managed Operations service Bold Apps doesn’t worry about the infrastructure that’s powering our apps. It greatly simplifies what we do. Rackspace knows our products – it’s not just hosting our servers. With our previous host, the support we received was basically them saying “Here’s some server space, deal with it.”

Use Compliance To Build A Great Security Program

Cloud Industry Insights by Cliff Turner – October 27th, 2014

In August, Rackspace and Alert Logic hosted a webinar on how compliance and security are related. If you missed the event, here’s a brief recap and full video of the webinar.

Where To Begin? The Journey To Managed Infrastructure Services And Greater Innovation

Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten – October 27th, 2014

External cloud and managed infrastructure service providers offer attractive opportunities for IT to offload activities to focused vendors with economies of scale, experience and expertise.

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