Rackspace Weekly Digest For November 9

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | November 9, 2012 9:00 am

We just turned back the clocks, so it’s getting darker sooner. Here at Rackspace, we’re keeping the lights on and cranking to ensure our customers receive Fanatical Support 24×7.

It was another big week here at The Rack. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.

Rackspace Makes Cloud Expo Open
From CTO John Engates’ rousing keynote[1] showing the benefits of an open cloud[2], to a host of Racker-led sessions[3], Rackspace was out in full-force at Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. this week.

A Day in the Life At Cloud Expo
Did you have a chance to walk through our Open Cloud Experience booth at Cloud Expo this week? Take a look at our awesome Day In The Life video[4] to see what you may have missed.

We’re Partnering With RightScale
Rackspace and RightScale have teamed[5] up to offer RightScale’s cloud management capabilities on Rackspace’s open cloud. The partnership enhances our long-running relationship and will lead to deep integration between our product portfolios.

Enterprise Cloud Forum Starts Next Week!
Next Wednesday we’ll host the first installment in a new virtual roundtable series for enterprise cloud users. The Enterprise Cloud Forum will debut on November 14 with special hosts Lisa Larson, Arrian Mehis and Rich Murr from the Rackspace Advisory Services team. This month’s topic: IT Transformation: Journey to the Cloud. Register now[6] and join us for this free event!

Rackspace Launches New Service Registry
High availability and agility are two of the main draws of cloud applications. With the new Rackspace Service Registry[7] – available in preview now – we’re helping developers make their applications highly available through exposing the building blocks for automation and centralized configuration storage.

The Election And The Cloud
The presidential election this week dominated headlines – and pretty much every social media outlet — and we showed off this infographic[8] that illustrates how cloud computing impacts the political arena and elections.

New eLearning Tools For Partners
Rackspace this week launched the Rackspace Partner Academy’s eLearning platform[9], an on-demand training tool that arms partners with the knowledge to provide a full suite of open cloud products.

Continue Prepping For The Holidays
The holidays are fast approaching, and we want to provide you insight as you prep for the holidays[10] to ensure you configuration can handle the surge of holiday traffic. This week we discussed scaling for the[11] holidays and caching for the holidays[12], and there’s much more to come.

SharePoint MVPs Among Top 25 Online SharePoint Influencers
This week we also congratulate two Rackers who made harmon.ie’s list of top 25 most influential online SharePoint influencers[13]. Way to go Laura Rogers and Todd Klindt for being so fanatical about SharePoint and sharing your knowledge with our customers.

Endnotes:
  1. CTO John Engates’ rousing keynote: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/an-open-cloud-discussion-john-engates-cloud-expo-keynote-video/
  2. the benefits of an open cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/will-you-be-an-open-cloud-company/
  3. a host of Racker-led sessions: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/come-see-rackspace-at-cloud-expo/
  4. awesome Day In The Life video: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/a-day-in-the-life-rackspace-at-open-cloud-expo/
  5. Rackspace and RightScale have teamed: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/were-teaming-up-with-rightscale-for-open-cloud-management/
  6. Register now: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=392f5n3qtybe
  7. the new Rackspace Service Registry: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/keep-track-of-your-services-and-applications-with-the-new-rackspace-service-registry/
  8. infographic: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/election-2012-powered-by-the-cloud-infographic/
  9. the Rackspace Partner Academy’s eLearning platform: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-partner-academy-elearning-on-demand-training-for-partners/
  10. prep for the holidays: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/prepping-for-the-holidays/
  11. scaling for the: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/scaling-for-the-holidays/
  12. caching for the holidays: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/caching-for-the-holidays/
  13. harmon.ie’s list of top 25 most influential online SharePoint influencers: http://harmon.ie/blog/11-08-2012

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