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Rackspace Weekly Digest For August 6

Another busy week is in the books here at Rackspace, and we’re pumped about what’s to come. In case you missed anything, here’s a handy digest to get you up to speed.

Welcome To The Open Cloud

Last week was big. Rackspace officially unveiled the Rackspace open cloud, the public cloud built on OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system we co-founded with NASA. The result is a cloud offering that is better, faster and more affordable than before. Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack is now in general availability, as is Cloud Databases. And it’s all managed through the slick new Cloud Control Panel. And this is just the beginning. The Rackspace open cloud will soon include Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Networks and more.

Join Us For SharePoint Tuesday

Tune in Tuesday, August 7 at 2 p.m. CDT for the latest SharePoint Tuesday Virtual Q&A. This week’s event features SharePoint MVPs Shane Young and Todd Klindt, formerly of SharePoint911, who will answer your SharePoint questions live. Sign up today to secure your spot. For more SharePoint information, check out previous SharePoint Tuesday installments.

Customers Take To The Open Cloud

The Rackspace open cloud has customers talking. BambooHR has seen a boost in flexibility and versatility with Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack; SnapPages has made database management less of a headache with Cloud Databases; and SOASTA is spinning up thousands of Cloud Servers with incredible speed.

Startups Rock Our World

We’re huge advocates for startups. And the Rackspace Startup Program continues to showcase upstarts that are taking the tech world by storm. This week saw insight from Picbound, a photo book building website; and myTab.co’s Heddi Cundle gave it to us straight up in our new Straight Up Startup feature.

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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