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Rackspace in the Clouds

We’ve really enjoyed the opportunities to meet and discuss The Rackspace Cloud and Cloud Computing with you all as we traveled around the States – we learn a lot from you guys, and you really energize us and keep us going at full steam.  We’ll continue to announce our schedule on the blog, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

The month of May has kept us floating in real clouds above cities and between cloud-related IT conferences across America. First, we hosted Lunch 2.0 in Austin, TX, then made our way to TiEcon 2009 in Santa Clara, CA, headed out to Glue-Con in Denver, CO, then backtracked to Las Vegas for Interop’s Enterprise Cloud Summit, Cloud Camp Vegas, and a fireside chat. After that the Cloud Computing Keynote Panel at MIT-CIO Symposium found us in Cambridge, MA, followed by a TweetUp in Harvard Square that was well attended. We’ve been talking to lots of great people and interest in cloud computing really seems like it’s at an all-time high and growing.

Here are a few highlights:

Interop’s Enterprise Cloud Summit and Fireside Chat:

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Lew Moorman, President of Cloud and Chief Strategy Officer, Rackspace, is interviewed by Alistair Croll during a Fireside Chat at Interop 2009 in Las Vegas.  Check out related coverage below.

http://www.bitcurrent.com/ecs-lew-moorman/#more-765
http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/bda/2009/05/_interops_enterprise_cloud_sum_10.php
http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid201_gci1356894,00.html
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/cloud-computing/cloud-draws-crowds-as-interop-winds-down/

MIT-CIO:

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Emil Sayegh (far right), General Manager of The Rackspace Cloud shares speaking duties at MIT-CIO Symposium Keynote Panel on Cloud Computing on the MIT Campus in Cambridge, MA, with representatives from Microsoft, Cisco, Ziff Davis Enterprises and Goss International.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/052109-mit-cloud.html?page=1

http://www.fiercecontentmanagement.com/story/emc-rapid-app-development-and-cloud-computer-key-future-cm/2009-05-22

• http://www.fastforwardblog.com/2009/05/25/mit-sloan-cio-symposium-keynote-panel-part-four-cloud-computing/

We’ve really enjoyed the opportunities to meet with you all as we traveled around the States – we learn a lot from you guys, and you really energize us and keep us going at full steam.  We’ll continue to announce our schedule on the blog, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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