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Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 1

Welcome to August! This week, we held our first of three Rackspace::Solve events; officially launched our developer+ program; heard from Managed Cloud customer Rip Curl; and debuted some updates to Cloud Databases. Check out all of that and more in this week’s digest.

Rackspace::Solve San Francisco
On Monday, Rackspace held our first of three Rackspace::Solve events, one-day summits where innovative companies share how they overcame challenges in their businesses and for their customers. At Rackspace::Solve San Francisco, many of the conversations focused on speed, flexibility and scale. Check out a highlights video. Rackspace::Solve events are currently scheduled for September 18 in New York City and October 20 in Chicago. Registration is open now.

Rackspace developer+ Program: For Developers, By Developers
Rackspace developer+ is a 12-month infrastructure credit and more that, combined with our new competitive infrastructure prices, helps provide developers the core of almost any scalable cloud application you want to build.

Managed Cloud: The SysOps Approach vs. The DevOps Approach
The Managed Operations service level within our Managed Cloud includes two different approaches: System Administration or DevOps Automation. Here, we would like to help you understand how each of these offerings can help meet the needs of your cloud workloads and ultimately your business.

Rip Curl Rides The Wearable Technology, Managed Cloud Waves For Detailed Surf Data
To help its customers capture and analyze surf data, Rip Curl built the Rip Curl SearchGPS Watch, web site, mobile app and social network, powered by the Rackspace Managed Cloud and ObjectRocket MongoDB Database-as-a-Service.

Vote Now For Rackspace OpenStack Summit Paris Presentations
Voting is open now for proposed presentations for OpenStack Summit Paris (November 3 through November 7). Here are proposed speaking sessions that Rackers have submitted. Voting closes on Wednesday, August 6.

Cloud Databases Introduces Enhanced Support, More Database Types, Larger Flavors And More Storage
This week, we launched significant updates to Cloud Databases, including support for new database types like MySQL 5.6, Percona Server 5.6 and MariaDB 10; larger flavors; and more storage. We also heard from Rackspace customer The Appreciation Engine about how it uses Cloud Databases.

OnMetal Weekly Byte: The Story Behind OnMetal [Video]
In the OnMetal Weekly Byte video blog series, we give you an inside look at the story behind OnMetal, our new API-driven instantly provisioned bare metal servers. Here, the OnMetal team talks about the motivation behind building OnMetal.

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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