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Rackspace Weekly Digest: January 24

From a coming-out party for ZeroVM and saving Hollywood with the cloud to new capabilities in Cloud Databases and a hidden Cloud Load Balancers feature, we have a lot to talk about this week. Without further ado, here’s the weekly digest:

ZeroVM Design Summit
This week, we hosted the first every ZeroVM Design Summit at the University of Texas at San Antonio. It was a coming-out party of sorts for ZeroVM, the lightweight open source application hypervisor that we acquired a few months ago. On day one, we dig deeper into ZeroVM use cases and architecture, while on day two we examined integrating ZeroVM with OpenStack Swift.

Using The Cloud To Save Hollywood
In this guest post, Guillaume Aubuchon, CTO for Rackspace customer DigitalFilm Tree discusses how his company is using Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers and OpenStack to disrupt how Hollywood studios collaborate.

‘Hidden’ https Options For Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers
If you have a site that is served over https only, you might be interested in a “hidden” feature of Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers.

Backup Cloud Databases In A Few Clicks, Directly Through The Cloud Control Panel
You can now create and manage your backups in Rackspace Cloud Databases directly from the Control Panel with a simple user interface.

Laying Cinder Block (Volumes) In OpenStack, Part 1: The Basics
One OpenStack project that seems to get less attention than others, such as Nova and Neutron, is the Cinder block storage service project. I though it may be helpful if I wrote a series of blog posts that dive into the Cinder project. I’ll start, in this post, by walking through the basics of Cinder.

Introduction To Cloud Load Balancers
Racker Joseph Palumbo continued his series of posts introducing Rackspace Cloud products this week with Introduction to Cloud Load Balancers, a look at what Cloud Load Balancers is, how to use it and the costs. Be sure to check out previous posts: Introduction to Cloud Files, 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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