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Rackspace Weekly Digest: February 21

From a new partnership to help manage your cloud spend to a deep dive into the differences between OpenStack as a project, product and service; it’s been another rocking week here at Rackspace. Take a look at the weekly digest to get the download on what’s new.

Manage, Control Your Cloud Spend With Cloud Cruiser For Rackspace Private Cloud
This week, Rackspace and Cloud Cruiser partnered to offer integrated, intelligent financial management software for the Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC).

OpenStack: The Project, The Rackspace Product And The Rackspace Service
There are often questions about the differences between the various OpenStack distributions and offerings. I answer whenever possible by drawing the distinction between OpenStack as the open source project and as the products and services available to help make it a production-ready cloud platform.

The Power Of The Cloud In Your Pocket
To make it easier to manage your cloud on the go, we’ve added some seriously powerful monitoring information to the Rackspace Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

Breaking Ground On One Of The UK’s Greenest Data Centres
We broke ground this week on our new UK data centre, which was designed from the ground up to be green.

Mobile + Ecommerce = M-Commerce
M-commerce is not just a buzzword; it’s for real. And is worth learning about. Why? Because it can make you money.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 2: The Networking
In the first part of this series, we introduced the kit that makes up my home lab. There’s nothing unusual or special in the kit list, but it certainly is affordable and makes entry into an OpenStack world very accessible. This post explains some more basics of my networking: DHCP, DNS, Proxy and TFTP.

How Appboy Scales Effectively With Rackspace
Here, Rackspace customer Appboy highlights how it leverages the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud to scale its leading mobile relationship management platform.

Take The Break-Fix Challenge At SCALE 12x
The 12th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 12x) kicks off today at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, and Rackspace will be there hosting informative workshops and holding a contest to see if you’ve got what it takes to fix a broken server.

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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