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Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 13

The holidays are fast approaching, but there are no signs of slowing here at Rackspace. This week, we extended Fanatical Support to include DevOps Automation; we updated our Geek Gift Guide for 2013; and we highlighted some of the most common myths of OpenStack. Check out all of that and more in this week’s digest.

Accelerate DevOps Adoption For Faster Innovation
This week we extend Fanatical Support with the limited availability of Rackspace DevOps Automation Service, a new managed support service that helps you take advantage of the modern tools that DevOps companies use to automate the deployment and scaling of their infrastructure, which accelerates product releases and improves deployment quality.

Three OpenStack Myths To Consider As We Close Out 2013
We’re three and a half years into OpenStack and there is still confusion about exactly what OpenStack is, how to compare OpenStack to other cloud platforms, and specific use cases for OpenStack. Here, Rackspace Director Scott Sanchez debunks some of the myths and misperceptions about OpenStack in the market.

Geek Gift Guide: Find The Perfect Gift For The Geek In Your Life
Here’s a handy gift guide (updated for 2013) to give you last minute gift ideas for the geek in your life.

Think Private Clouds Are Only For The Enterprise? Think Again!
Businesses of all shapes and sizes leverage Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) powered by OpenStack as a key component of their architecture. Here, we discuss when a private cloud makes sense for your business.

Get Stress-Free Email Management With Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013, Now In Early Access
Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013, which is now in Early Access, gives you big mailboxes, big public folders and big attachments to take the stress out of email management.

The Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar Countdown Continues
Rackspace Cloud Strategist Hart Hoover is offering 24 days of tips and tricks for the Rackspace Cloud with the Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar (our take on a traditional Advent calendar). Throughout December, he’s publishing a tip a day. This week’s topics included adding Cloud Block Storage; vagrant-rackspace; redirecting HTTP to HTTPs on your Cloud Load Balancer; Cloud Queues; bulk operations in Cloud Files; and role-based access control. Catch up on all of the tips and tricks from the Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar.

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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