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Rackspace Weekly Digest For December 7

The year may be coming to an end, but we’re not slowing down here at Rackspace. From live events and webinars to new product features and functions, this week was chock full of new developments. Check out the weekly digest for a quick download of what’s happened this week and what’s coming soon.

The History Of OpenStack … And More
Rackspace General Manager of Private Cloud Jim Curry headed to London this week to deliver a keynote presentation at OpenStack EMEA. In his talk (see the full video here), Curry highlighted the untold history of OpenStack, how Rackspace uses OpenStack today and where OpenStack should go in the future.

Webinar: Analytics At Rackspace
Andy Quirin, Product Marketing Analyst, will tell the story of Rackspace’s achievements in Business Discovery during a live webinar Monday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST. During the discussion, titled “Discovering a Culture of Analytics at Rackspace,” Quirin will showcase how through the power of QlikView Rackspace has shifted the reporting paradigm from IT into the business, greatly expanding the power of business intelligence reporting while decreasing its cost and time to create. Joining Quirin will be QlikTech Senior Director of Global Product Marketing Erica Driver. Register now.

Catch Up On SharePoint Tuesday
Did you miss the most recent SharePoint Tuesday event? We’ve got audio and video recordings for you to check out. SharePoint Tuesdays are virtual Q&As held the third Tuesday each month during which you can ask your most pressing SharePoint questions and receive answers from Rackspace’s team of SharePoint experts. The last SharePoint Tuesday of the year is set for December 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CST – register now.

Rackspace E-Retailers Rule The Hot 100
Eleven of Rackspace’s e-retail customers have ranked on Internet Retailer’s Hot 100 list, which recognizes innovation in the e-retail world. The presence of 11 of our e-retailers makes Rackspace the No. 1 hosting provider for the Hot 100 and Internet Retailer’s IR 1000.

A Day In The Life: Rackspace UK
Rackspace Video Storyteller and Producer Dave Sims went across the pond this week, and while there he provided the latest installment in his “Day in the Life” video series. This time, Dave chronicles an awesome day at the Rackspace UK office in a video he shot, edited and published on a single day, December 4.

The Rackspace Private Cloud Is A Global Phenomenon
From Qatar to Australia, Rackspace Private Cloud Software has gone global. The latest version of the software has seen downloads from around the world and has been downloaded by organizations of all shapes and sizes. To get started with Rackspace Private Cloud Software, check out these video demos.

Cloud Files Adds Video Streaming To iOS Devices, JW Player
Rackspace Cloud Files added two new options for streaming videos on the Akamai CDN – support for iOS devices and JW Player plugins.

Tune In To The Enterprise Cloud Forum
Last month, we kicked off the Enterprise Cloud Forum, a monthly virtual roundtable that features a handful of rotating experts discussing a variety of cloud topics, followed by 30 minutes of open Q&A. The first forum looked at how Rackspace central IT is moving to the cloud. Check out a recording of the forum, which is hosted by Rackspace Advisory Services.

Love Rackspace? Tell Us Why
Do you love Rackspace or a specific Rackspace product? Now you can share that with us and your social networks with our new Refer a Friend program. In two easy steps, you can share the love.

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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