Rackspace Weekly Digest For November 23

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | November 23, 2012 8:00 am

We hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving and spent time with family and friends to give thanks. In this week’s digest, we look at some of the happenings this holiday week.

Fighting Patent Trolls
We’ve been vocal in our opposition to patent trolls[1], and now we’re doing something about it. Through a new job we posted on Elance, you can help us join the fight against patent trolls[2].

The OpenStack Career Boom
OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system we co-founded two years ago, is creating thousands of jobs in the IT sector[3]. And at Rackspace, we offer several ways for you to get involved with OpenStack. (We have some OpenStack jobs open, too.)

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Rackspace Hosting held its 6th annual Thanksgiving food drive last Saturday at its headquarters in San Antonio. Rackers donated and distributed 1,270 boxes of food to the community, along with turkeys, tea, coffee and more, to provide area residents with a full Thanksgiving meal this holiday. Check out a video of the Thanksgiving food drive[4] shot by Rackspace Video Storyteller and Producer Dave Sims.

Are You Prepped For The Holidays?
Is your configuration ready for the holiday traffic boom? Check out the blog series “Prepping For The Holidays[5]” in which Joseph Palumbo walks you through several ways to prepare, from caching to load balancing.

Rackers Are SharePoint Influencers
Four Rackspace SharePoint experts have been named among the top 50 SharePoint influencers[6]. Still wondering if hosted SharePoint is right for your company? Take this handy quiz[7].

Endnotes:
  1. patent trolls: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/patent-trolls/
  2. join the fight against patent trolls: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/join-us-in-the-fight-against-patent-trolls/
  3. thousands of jobs in the IT sector: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-is-creating-thousands-of-it-jobs/
  4. video of the Thanksgiving food drive: http://youtu.be/ZynzaOVPvyA
  5. Prepping For The Holidays: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/prepping-for-the-holidays/
  6. top 50 SharePoint influencers: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackers-among-top-50-sharepoint-influencers/
  7. quiz: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/is-hosted-sharepoint-right-for-your-business-take-the-quiz/

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