Rackspace Weekly Digest For August 13

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | August 13, 2012 3:00 pm

It’s been another action-packed week here at Rackspace. And there’s a lot more to come. In case you missed anything, here’s a handy recap of some of the week’s biggest stories.

Rackspace Is The Open Cloud Company

On the heels of the launch of the Rackspace open cloud[1], Rackspace officially became “the open cloud company[2].” It’s much more than an enhancement to the Rackspace brand and a tagline on our logo; it reinforces our commitment to being a leader in open source and open cloud development.

How I Contribute To OpenStack…

Rackspace has built its open cloud on top of OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system that we co-founded. Now, we’re hearing from key OpenStack contributors about how they became involved in OpenStack and what contributions they’ve made to the community-driven effort. Hear directly from them in the new “How I Contribute To OpenStack[3]” series. First up is Red Hat’s Mark McLoughlin[4]. And if you’re an OpenStack contributor with insight to share, get in touch; we’d love to hear your story.

Developers Take Center Stage

When we launched the Rackspace open cloud earlier this month, our focus was on developers[5]. The open cloud lets developers directly impact and influence the direction of products; provides early access to the code and APIs; and the offers ability to write tools and bindings for rapid integration.

Straight Talk on Cloud: Real-World Case Studies

Cloud isn’t easy. And MomentumSI[6], a leading cloud consultancy and Rackspace Cloud Builders Partner, has visibility into how enterprises are executing on their cloud initiatives. On Thursday, Aug. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT, MomentumSI will host a webinar that offers a no-nonsense look at what organizations have already done in the cloud and what they’re planning on doing. Register for the webinar[7] to get straight talk on what’s happening in the cloud and learn from the success and failures of your peers.

Getting SaaS-y

We recently kicked off a new blog series from THINKstrategies[8] Managing Director Jeff Kaplan discussing various considerations for SaaS in the cloud. In his most recent feature, Kaplan discussed eight key considerations when moving your SaaS model to the cloud[9].

Endnotes:
  1. Rackspace open cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-open-rackspace-cloud-better-faster-more-affordable/
  2. the open cloud company: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-the-open-cloud-company/
  3. How I Contribute To OpenStack: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/how-i-contribute/
  4. Red Hat’s Mark McLoughlin: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/how-i-contribute-to-openstack-red-hats-mark-mcloughlin/
  5. focus was on developers: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-rackspace-open-cloud-whats-in-it-for-developers/
  6. MomentumSI: http://www.momentumsi.com/
  7. Register for the webinar: http://page.momentumsi.com/straight-talk-on-cloud---real-world-case-studies/?utm_campaign=webinar&utm_content=2755312
  8. THINKstrategies: http://thinkstrategies.com/
  9. eight key considerations when moving your SaaS model to the cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/8-things-to-consider-when-moving-your-saas-model-to-the-cloud/

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