Rackspace Weekly Digest: April 5

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla | April 5, 2013 10:00 am

Wow! It’s April already. From fighting patent trolls to diving into preparations for the upcoming OpenStack Summit, it’s been another action-packed week here at The Rack. In case you missed anything, here’s a handy recap of this week’s biggest news.

Rackspace Is Taking Action Against Patent Trolls
Last week, a patent assertion entity called Parallel Iron sued Rackspace[1] and 11 other defendants in Delaware for allegedly infringing on a trio of patents. It’s the newest in a series of 23 similar lawsuits that Parallel Iron has filed since last June. Patent trolls are a serious threat to business and innovation, so we decided to fight back and sue the troll. Read our complaint here[2].

Get Free Rackspace Certification For OpenStack At OpenStack Summit
At OpenStack Summit[3] in Portland this month, we’re offering free Rackspace Certified Technician for OpenStack exams – a $200 value. Come join us[4] and get the skills and training you need to show the world that you’re on top of your OpenStack game.

More Storage For Cloud Databases; Chartio Weighs In
We’re happy to announce[5] that we updated the storage capacity of Rackspace Cloud Databases[6], which helps you provision and manage high performance MySQL instances on the open cloud. Check out our guest post[7] from Chartio founder Dave Fowler, who explains how Rackspace makes it easy for businesses to connect to data using the cloud.

Run Like Rackspace: Continuous Updates
Rackspace operates one of the largest and continuously updated clouds in the world. Since August 2012, we have pushed over 1,500 updates to our cloud software with no customer disruption. Private Cloud Strategist Adam Dawson[8] explains how we’ve been able to achieve true business acceleration.

True Community: Open Cloud Community Member Visits Rackspace
Last week, DeltaEchoTango became the first member from the Rackspace Open Cloud Community[9] to visit The Rack in person[10] at our headquarters in San Antonio. It was a memorable experience for all of us.

Endnotes:
  1. Parallel Iron sued Rackspace: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/why-rackspace-sued-the-most-notorious-patent-troll-in-america/
  2. Read our complaint here: http://a3ba8a9e733f0f48e083-34c21d0cbf24e519af797fddd23e1832.r18.cf1.rackcdn.com/Documents/Original%20Complaint.pdf
  3. OpenStack Summit: https://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/
  4. Come join us: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/get-free-rackspace-certification-for-openstack-at-openstack-summit/
  5. announce: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/announcing-larger-flavors-and-more-storage-for-cloud-databases/
  6. Rackspace Cloud Databases: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/databases/
  7. guest post: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/chartio-and-rackspace-cloud-databases/
  8. Private Cloud Strategist Adam Dawson: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/run-like-rackspace-continuous-updates/
  9. Rackspace Open Cloud Community: https://community.rackspace.com/
  10. visit The Rack in person: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/true-community-open-cloud-community-member-visits-rackspace/

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