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Rackspace Weekly Digest: April 11

This week we helped our customers battle the “Heartbleed” vulnerability, highlighted our plans for ChefConf 2014, discussed why we craft OpenStack and much more. Here we look at what we showcased this week.

Protect Your Systems From ‘Heartbleed’ OpenSSL Vulnerability
Part of our Fanatical Support promise is to ensure the security and health of your systems. So when the entire Linux Community, including Rackspace, was notified yesterday of the “Heartbleed’” vulnerability within OpenSSL, we began plans to proactively patch your affected servers where we could. Read more about how to protect your systems from “Heartbleed.”

Empowering Our Partners To Be Hybrid Cloud Specialists
2014 is a big year for our Partner Network as we sharpen our partners’ expertise in the hybrid cloud to assist them in becoming cloud specialists. To do that, we’re refreshing and simplifying our Partner Network to make it more competitive and providing more opportunities to learn the latest cloud and hybrid technologies.

It’s Time To Send That $1 Million Proposal. Is Your Email Working?
What happens when it’s time to send that $1 million proposal that could take your business to the next level, and your email is down? To ensure your email works as promised, Rackspace Hosted Exchange offers an unmatched, financially-backed 100 percent uptime guarantee.

What Do Chef And DevOps Mean To Rackspace? Find Out At ChefConf
At ChefConf 2014 next week, we’ll talk about how Rackspace uses DevOps and Chef. And here’s a full lineup of Rackspace activities at ChefConf 2014.

Why We Craft OpenStack (Featuring Rackspace Principal Architect Kurt Griffiths)
In this video series, we hear straight from some of OpenStack’s top contributors from Rackspace about how the fast-growing open source project has evolved, what it needs to continue thriving, what it means to them personally, and why they are active contributors. Here, we talk to Principal Architect Kurt Griffiths.

Find The Right Infrastructure With The Windows Workload Reference Architecture Tool
Whether you are developing a new app, looking to move Exchange or SharePoint or building/moving your website into a hosted environment, the one question we consistently get here at Rackspace is: “Exactly what infrastructure do I need to meet my specific requirements?” To help answer that we’ve built an easy to use online tool designed to help you determine the infrastructure architecture and set of products you need to get started.

In Ecommerce, Performance Means Speed, And Speed Drives Revenue
In this guest post, Rackspace ecommerce customer Digital Options highlights how Performance Cloud Servers helped its website perform five to eight times faster.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Andrew Hickey.

Andrew Hickey is chief blog editor at Rackspace, a role in which he helps Rackers, customers and partners tell their stories. Andrew comes to Rackspace following many years as a journalist, more than half of which were spent covering high tech and Rackspace. When not writing, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, and spinning punk rock vinyl. If you have an idea for the Rackspace Blog, track down Andrew at andrew.hickey@rackspace.com.


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