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Rackspace Weekly Digest For July 30

Afraid you missed something? The Rackspace Weekly Digest is here to help. Each week we compile some of the recent and upcoming happenings from the Rackspace world so you can stay up to speed.

One Racker’s Major League Journey

Rackspace Product Manager Grant Herbon is using his sabbatical to take a nationwide trip to hit 15 Major League Baseball games in 45 days. The trek will take him 9,300 miles. And in the process he’s raising money for Windcrest Little League (donate here: http://windcrestbaseball.org/donations/). Herbon is calling it Le Tour De Baseball 2012. You can follow Herbon on his personal blog.

Cloud Servers Supports CentOS 6.3, FreeBSD 9

Rackspace last week announced that Cloud Servers now supports CentOS 6.3 and FreeBSD 9, two operating systems that give customers another powerful choice for their cloud infrastructure.

Rackspace Given F5 Agility Award

F5 Networks has honored Rackspace with a 2012 F5 Agility Award. F5 presents the awards to partners and customers in recognition of creativity, value and innovation with F5 application delivery solutions. Rackspace was awarded for the RackConnect™ hybrid hosting platform and its use of F5 solutions.

Customers Regain Control With Fanatical Support On The Open Cloud

In a recent column in The Atlantic, author and venture advisor Bill Davidow highlighted how the high-tech industry has lost its way when it comes to customer service. He said the service focus of the high-tech pioneers who helped build the industry has faded. With Fanatical Support on the open cloud, Rackspace is bucking this trend and putting customers back in the driver’s seat.

Check out previous installments of the Rackspace Weekly Digest.

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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