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Rackspace Weekly Digest: August 16

In the past six months, we’ve published the OpenStack Security Guide, launched our complimentary Rackspace Cloud Migration Services and migrated nearly 200 servers from our IAD data center to our DFW data center. We’ve had a strong first half of the year, and it’s safe to say that we’re just beginning. You can check out what we’ve been up to in this week’s edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest.

Customers Say Hybrid Cloud Is The Future, Rackspace Survey Finds
We’ve heard from our customers that while the public cloud is great, it isn’t right for every application or workload. In our most recent Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Survey, we found that more and more US and UK enterprises are turning to the hybrid cloud to overcome the limitations of a public cloud-only infrastructure. For 60 percent of respondents, a hybrid infrastructure is the culmination of their cloud journey – it is their future.

Servers Take To The Sky For Data Center Migration
Part of our promise to you is that we protect your servers – when they are physically in our data centers, and when they’re 30,000 feet in the air. This past weekend, we conquered land and sky to successfully migrate nearly 200 white boxes from our IAD data center to our DFW data center. The migration allows us to consolidate operations into larger, more cost- and energy-efficient data centers.

Simple Steps To Secure Your Startup
When your customers lose faith in the security and privacy of the data they hand over to you, they lose faith in your company, your application and your ideas. The truth is that a security breach can sink a startup in the early stages of development. Here are some simple steps to keep your startup’s environment secure.

OpenStack Security Guide: One Week, 38,000 Words, A Lot Of Security
Earlier this year, Rackspace Principal Architect Cody Bunch took the opportunity to participate in the second “book sprint” for OpenStack in Annapolis, Md. The team spent one week in a room talking about secure cloud deployment, access control and best practices for management layers. The outcome was the OpenStack Security Guide, a 38,000-word handbook featuring practical security guidance for cloud operators.

The Journey To A Hybrid Cloud: A Look At The First Six Months Of 2013
While Rackspace has been building a powerful public cloud platform, our dedicated and virtualization capabilities have also advanced in the past six months. It’s been a great journey, and we’re only at the beginning. Check out this post from Rackspace technologist Gerardo Dada for a breakdown of what we’ve been up to this year.

Rackspace Cloud Migration Services: Complimentary, Hassle-Free Migrations To The Hybrid Cloud
Want to migrate your dedicated, virtualized or cloud server to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud but don’t know where to start? Now you can move with ease, thanks to our complimentary Cloud Migration Service. We’ll assess your environment and help make your move to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud easy.

OpenStack Nova-Scheduler And vSphere DRS
In this post, Rackspace Open Cloud Architect Kenneth Hui reviews compute resource scheduling, also known as nova-scheduler in OpenStack and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) in vSphere. Kenneth shows how DRS compares with nova-scheduler and explains the impact of running both as part of an OpenStack implementation.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Leezia Dhalla.

Leezia Dhalla joined Rackspace in January 2013. As a Corporate Communications team member, Leezia blogs, creates multimedia and builds presentations. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.


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