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Rackspace Weekly Digest: February 7

This week we showed changed our policy for Rackers contributing to open source projects, we took an inside look at the new Open Compute Lab at the University of Texas at San Antonio and we showcased how LoveCoups.com is spreading some Valentine’s Day love from the cloud. In this week’s digest, we look at all of that and more.

Rackspace’s Policy On Contributing To Open Source
We’re changing Rackspace policy so that Rackers are free to contribute to and participate in any public open source project of their choice that has an established open source license.

CloudU Is Back
We’ve relaunched Cloud University (CloudU), our social learning management system (LMS) designed to help you sharpen your cloud knowledge.

Spreading The Love From The Cloud This Valentine’s Day
In this guest post, Rackspace customer LoveCoups.com highlights how Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers help it scale its dynamic website for Valentine’s Day traffic spikes while saving money and improving performance.

A Look Inside The Open Compute Lab At UTSA [Video]
The Open Compute Certification and Solution Laboratory at UTSA is the only one in the U.S. and one of only two in the world. It will create exiting new opportunities for collaboration and the adoption of open source hardware. This video takes an inside look at the lab.

Overcoming The Challenges Of Records Retention And Privacy Regulations
In this guest post, Rackspace customer Jordan Lawrence showcases how it leverages Rackspace technologies to help its clients overcome the challenges of records retention and privacy regulations.

Fundamentals Of Cloud Architecture: The Seed Config [Video]
In this video, we show you how the Cloud Launch Team uses some fundamentals of cloud architecture to help you eliminate technical debt from your cloud configuration and prepare you for success in the future.

Introduction To Cloud Monitoring
Racker Joseph Palubmo continued his series of posts introducing Rackspace Cloud products this week with Introduction to Cloud Monitoring, a look at what Cloud Monitoring is, how to use it and the costs. Be sure to check out previous posts: Introduction to Cloud Backup, Introduction to Cloud Files, Introduction to Cloud Servers, Introduction to Cloud Databases and Introduction to Cloud Load Balancers.

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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