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Rackspace Weekly Digest: February 8

From HTML5 media to 10 ways your business can attract developers; it’s been another busy week here at Rackspace. In this weekly digest, we look at everything from considerations for choosing a cloud provider to how your business can run like Rackspace with an open cloud in your own data center. Check it out:

Run Like Rackspace
The words “run like Rackspace” are something we hear from customers and prospects all the time. They want private clouds that look, feel and operate like our open public cloud and they want the same operations that power our public cloud, but in their own data centers.

HTML5 Audio And Video With Rackspace Cloud Files
Want to scale HTML5 audio or supercharge HTML5 video with Rackspace Cloud Files? We’ve got helpful pointers to get you going with the latest version of HTML.

Enterprise Cloud Forum: Tear Down The Silos
The next Enterprise Cloud Forum is fast approaching. On Wednesday, February 13 at 11 a.m. CST, Rackspace Senior IT Strategist Brian Jawalka and Rackspace Vice President of Software Application Development Krishna Prasad will present “Tearing Down Silos to Build Your Enterprise DevOps Engine.” In this roundtable discussion, they’ll highlight why DevOps integration is essential for successful cloud adoption; how to promote healthy cross-functional collaboration between your development and operations organizations; how to implement a mandate for DevOps; and how Rackspace IT is employing DevOps in its journey to the open cloud. Sign up now.

Woo Developers To Your Business
APIs, choice and control are just some of the 10 ways your business can win the hearts and minds of developers.

Choosing A Cloud Provider
When choosing a cloud provider, there are several considerations. Uptime and SLAs, cloud choice, deployment models, cloud expertise, customers and cost are six key things to consider before you choose.

New Reference Architectures Get Your Online Store Running
For retailers, your online store is the window to the world. It needs to stand up to daily traffic and the unexpected spikes, and offer your customers a safe and secure place to shop on the web. It’s not always easy. We’re here to help with three new reference architectures.

We’ve Updated Our WordPress Installer
Want to improve your experience working with media on your WordPress pages on Rackspace Cloud Sites? We’ve updated our one-click WordPress installer to WordPress 3.5, which streamlines how you work with media and adds two new plugins.

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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