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Rackspace Weekly Digest: February 28

We close out February in style, with a how-to for using the Rackspace Private Cloud Sandbox, a $1 million SharePoint training offer, a full line-up of SXSW activities and much, much more. Check out it in this week’s digest.

Rackspace Specialists Bringing The Awesome At SXSW 2014
Rackspace plans to have a massive presence next week at SXSW Interactive – the Austin conference where top tech titans discuss everything from the latest in robotics to the best way to run your websites. Here’s a full list of events and happenings and where you can find our Rackspace specialists throughout SXSW. Follow the hashtag #SXRackspace.

Community Team Brings Home Rackspace’s 4th Stevie Award
The Rackspace Community Team took home a silver award for Best Use of Technology in Customer Service – Computer Services at the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This marks Rackspace’s fourth Stevie Award in two years.

Advancing The Open Cloud Movement
This week, we’re helping advance the open cloud movement by joining a new open source project – Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Foundation – as a Platinum sponsor.

Taking OpenStack For A Spin: Using The Rackspace Private Cloud Sandbox
In this post, we walk though a high-level setup of the Rackspace Private Cloud Sandbox.

Got $1 Million? Get A Month Of On-Site SharePoint Expertise
If you want to tap into our SharePoint expertise, we’ve got a deal for you: for $1 million all six of our SharePoint MVPs will work directly with your company, on-site (U.S. only, please!) for a full month.

Developing, Deploying Quickly On The Cloud
In this guest post, Rackspace Customer TeamSourcing discusses how it uses the Rackspace Cloud and OpenStack to develop and deploy swiftly.

Exploring The Universe Of Big Data [Infographic]
In this infographic, we visualize some of the biggest—and most intriguing—sources of data in the world, some from our own customers.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 3
In the first two posts Racker Kevin Jackson covered the basics: what hardware is involved and the basic network services that form the basis of my Rackspace Private Cloud install. In part 3, he sets up Rackspace Private Cloud to give an OpenStack environment consisting of highly available Controllers running as a pair with services such as the OpenStack APIs, Neutron, Glance and Keystone and three compute servers allowing me flexibility to do some testing.

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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