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Rackspace Weekly Digest For October 5

From patent trolls to cloud events, this week was chock full of goodies. And we’re looking forward to keeping the momentum going throughout October. Here’s your weekly download from the Rack.

Patent Trolls Are Sapping Innovation
A few weeks ago, we issued a call to action to make patent trolls pay. This week, we showed how these frivolous patent infringement suits hindering innovation, both at Rackspace and among our customers.

Sign Up Now For SharePoint Tuesdays
There are only three SharePoint Tuesday events left this year. SharePoint Tuesday webinars put you in front of Rackspace’s SharePoint MVPs for virtual Q&As. The third Tuesday of each month you can get answers to all of your SharePoint questions from our experts. Sign up now for the next three SharePoint Tuesdays: October 16, November 20 and December 18. And check out recordings of previous installments.

Rackspace Storms Interop
Rackspace was out in full force at Interop New York this week. From presentations highlighting the future of cloud networking to urging attendees to vote for the Open Cloud, our team of Rackers could not be missed.

Check Us Out At Cloud Tech III
This Saturday, October 6, Rackspace’s own Wayne Walls will present at Cloud Tech III, an ops conference for ops people, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Walls, a cloud architect and developer advocate, will present “Reinventing Rackspace – A Lesson in Nimble Cloud Engineering” at 3 p.m. PT. Rackspace is giving away FREE tickets to the event: click here, enter “Free Cloud Tech III Tickets” in the Subject line of the email and put your name and company in the body. Your tickets will be available for pickup at will call at the event Saturday.

Email Deliverability Discussed
We started a new blog series this week from the Mailgun team. Rackspace acquired Mailgun, an easy-to-use, API-based email deliverability tool for developers, in August. The series focuses on email deliverability. The first installment examined reputation and hosting, and the second looked into IP addresses, DNS and authentication.

Learn OpenStack From Rackspace Experts
This week, Rackspace launched Rackspace Training for OpenStack, a training regimen designed to get engineers and IT pros up to speed with OpenStack through courses that cover setting up, administering and troubleshooting OpenStack clouds in a real-world environment. Rackspace Training for OpenStack also includes a new certification for developers, Rackspace Certified Technician for OpenStack, which lets developers flex their OpenStack muscles and show they have the skills to leverage and operate an OpenStack cloud. We also unveiled a new partner program, Rackspace Certified Training Partner Program, through which our partners can become OpenStack trainers.

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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