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Rackspace Hybrid Cloud + ObjectRocket MongoDB = Simple, Scalable And Highly Available SaaS Applications

Choosing a platform and a cloud model is an important decision for your business. While the public cloud is a powerful technology, it’s not always the best fit for every workload. That’s where the hybrid cloud comes in.

When working in concert with a properly deployed, purpose-built database architecture like MongoDB, a hybrid cloud infrastructure can help boost your business’ performance. MongoDB is seeing widespread adoption by developers because it removes the barrier of maintaining complex systems and instead allows developers to focus on areas where their skills are most needed

But what does the hybrid cloud mean at Rackspace and in the broader hosting industry? That’s the question our tech experts tackled last week in a webinar on the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, ObjectRocket MongoDB and scalable SaaS applications.

The panelists included:

  • Chris Lalonde, Co-Founder of ObjectRocket and Senior Director of Product at Rackspace
  • John Engates, Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace

With a hybrid solution, you can get the security, privacy and control of dedicated bare metal servers along with the reliability of the public cloud. To optimize your business’s performance, it makes sense to bring all of these capabilities together under one roof.

One company that took advantage of a hybrid cloud infrastructure is HubSpot, which moved part of its workload from Rackspace to Amazon Web Services several years ago. Using the AWS public cloud became more expensive than HubSpot anticipated because it was constantly overprovisioning and spending tons of engineering time on making up for the inherent limitations of the public cloud. Since moving its workload to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, HubSpot has experienced four times the efficiency. HubSpot’s developers are happier and have access to more customized cloud platforms and leading edge software development practices like continuous integration and deployment.

At Rackspace, we want to combine the different components of the public cloud, private cloud and bare metal dedicated servers to maximize performance and place your applications where they run best. Check out the video of our webinar below to learn why more and more customers are turning to the hybrid cloud.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Leezia Dhalla.

Leezia Dhalla joined Rackspace in January 2013. As a Corporate Communications team member, Leezia blogs, creates multimedia and builds presentations. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.


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