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Rackspace Weekly Digest: April 4

Welcome to April. This week we launched some key product updates, some cool customer stories and some informative webinars. Check out all that and more here in the weekly digest.

Come See Rackspace Specialists At PyCon 2014
PyCon 2014 kicks off Wednesday in Montreal, and a cadre of Rackspace specialists will be on hand hosting informative workshops, speaking sessions and demonstrations. Be sure to find us at the show. Here’s a list of what we’re up to at PyCon 2014.

Speak Up! Contact Your Senators To Fight Patent Trolls
This week was an important one in the fight against patent trolls. We urge you to contact your senators and have your voice heard.

Building Trust On A Hybrid Cloud
In this guest post, Rackspace customer Troux Technologies highlights how a hybrid cloud and trust in its cloud provider help it succeed.

Customize Configuration Settings For Cloud Databases
Now you can customize configuration settings for Cloud Databases instances using the API or Trove command line tool. This capability allows you to optimize configuration settings based on the needs of your workload.

Webinar Recap: What Kind Of Relationship Are You Seeking With Your Database?
We recently hosted a live webinar, “Making Choices: What Kind of Relationship are you Seeking with your Database?,” in which we dug into the options available for the database tier of modern applications, particularly in the cloud. Check out the full webinar and slide presentation here.

Mute Cloud Monitoring Notifications With Suppressions
This week we launched suppressions in Cloud Monitoring. Suppressions add the ability to schedule a time wherein a specified set of notifications will be muted.

Using DevOps Tools To Achieve Continuous Integration: Webinar Recap
In a recent webinar, we showcased “Using DevOps Tools to Achieve Continuous Integration.” A full recording of that webinar and the presentation slides are available now.

Cloud Images For The Open Cloud: Import, Export And Share Images
This week we brought you Cloud Images, a cool new feature powered by OpenStack that opens up the cloud even more. The free service allows you to import, export and share images with other users.

Simply Backup Cloud Sites With CodeGuard
Cloud Sites backups are the No. 1 feature you’ve requested. The wait for backups is over with CodeGuard.

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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