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Rackspace Weekly Digest: January 17

This week, we had the honor of being named as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For; named a new Rackspace President; and sharpened our Cloud Big Data Platform. It’s been a rocking week here at the Rack. Check it all out here in the weekly digest.

A New President For Rackspace
This week, we announced that long-time Racker Taylor Rhodes has been named as the new President of Rackspace.

Why Rackspace Was Named One Of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For
We at Rackspace got some great news this morning: FORTUNE magazine ranked us No. 29 on its annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is our sixth time to be named to this prestigious club in the last seven years, and the highest ranking that we’ve achieved.

Reliable, Increased I/O Performance With SSD Cloud Servers
In this guest post, Rackspace customer and partner Bitlancer, a cloud consulting and software provider, shares its experience with Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers.

Cloud Big Data Platform Ready For More Hadoop Apps
A few weeks ago we told you about our Cloud Big Data Platform. Today, our Cloud Big Data Platform moves from Early Access into Limited Availability. The big data conversation continued with a guest post from customer Orzota, who highlighted four considerations for a smooth Hadoop implementation.

Upcoming Webinar: How Appboy And Untappd Scaled With MongoDB
At 11 a.m. PST/1 p.m. CST Wednesday, February 12, we’re hosting a webinar during which we’ll highlight the fundamentals of ObjectRocket, Rackspace’s managed service for MongoDB, and hear from two Rackspace customers, Appboy and Untappd, as they share their stories of MongoDB on the cloud.

Introduction To Cloud Files
Racker Joseph Palumbo continued his series of posts introducing Rackspace Cloud products this week with Introduction to Cloud Files, a look at what Cloud Files is, how to use it and the costs. Check out previous installments with Introduction to Cloud Servers and Introduction to Cloud Databases.

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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