Rackspace Weekly Digest For October 12

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | October 12, 2012 9:13 am

Fall is in full swing. And as we approach the middle of October, so are things here at The Rack. A number of Rackers and more than a thousand attendees are gearing up for the OpenStack Summit next week in San Diego, we have another SharePoint Tuesday on the way and we offered you some helpful tips to keep your e-commerce site up and running during the busy holidays.

Without further ado, here is your Rackspace Weekly Digest for Friday, October 12.

Rackspace At The OpenStack Summit
Dozens of Rackers will be at the OpenStack Summit[1] next week at San Diego’s Manchester Grand Hyatt. Troy Toman, Rackspace Senior Director of  Engineering for Compute, will take the stage for a keynote presentation Wednesday morning, and there will be a host of Rackspace-led sessions[2] throughout the week. We have a lot of great OpenStack insight for attendees from Rackspace experts. The Summit is now sold out, but the keynotes will be livestreamed[3]!

SharePoint Tuesday Returns Next Week
Join Rackspace and three (yes, three!) Microsoft MVPs on at 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, October 16 for our monthly SharePoint Tuesday[4] virtual Q&A. Bring your questions, from basic to advanced, to this hour-long session where you have direct access to MVPs. Registration is required and space limited to 50 registrants. Register now[5]!

Get Ready For The Online Holiday Sales Boom
The holidays are sneaking up on us, and online sales are expected to grow 12 percent over last year. We want our e-commerce partners to be ready. This week, we offered five tips to prepare your e-commerce site for the holiday crunch[6]. From pre-planning with your hosting provider to enabling dynamic scaling, these tips can help online retailers have a prosperous holiday season.

Windows Server 2012 With SQL Server 2012
This week, the Rackspace Cloud Servers team launched a pair of new Windows Server 2012 images containing SQL Server 2012[7] Web and Standard Editions for Rackspace’s next generation Cloud Servers customers.

Email Deliverability – All You Need To Know
Do you have questions about email deliverability? Want to avoid your emails getting caught in spam filters? Check out our five-part email deliverability guide[8], a blog series from the Mailgun team that highlights the best practices for sending email.

Endnotes:
  1. OpenStack Summit: http://www.openstack.org/summit/san-diego-2012/
  2. Rackspace-led sessions: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-at-openstack-summit/
  3. the keynotes will be livestreamed: http://www.openstack.org/summit/san-diego-2012/
  4. SharePoint Tuesday: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/all-access-sharepoint-resources-six-virtual-qa-recordings-with-microsoft-mvps/
  5. Register now: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=j41e88y6x0dc
  6. five tips to prepare your e-commerce site for the holiday crunch: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/prep-your-e-commerce-site-for-the-holiday-crunch/
  7. new Windows Server 2012 images containing SQL Server 2012: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/windows-server-2012-with-sql-server-2012-now-on-the-rackspace-open-cloud/
  8. five-part email deliverability guide: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/email-deliverability-guide/

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