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Rackspace Weekly Digest: January 31

We’re closing out January with a big week here at Rackspace. The president has joined the war on patent trolls; Rackspace customer Geeklist has a new, better performing cloud; the Open Compute Summit rocked San Jose; and much more. Check it out in the weekly digest.

Don’t Let Your Site Get Sacked On Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Companies pay millions of dollars to get that coveted 30 second commercial spot. For many big name companies, Super Bowl Sunday breeds big traffic numbers. It’s imperative that their websites and apps can stand up to the traffic blitz that this global event implies.

New Year, New Cloud: Geeklist Gets Geekier In 2014
Geeklist, a social collaboration platform for developers, discusses its move to the Rackspace Cloud from a trio of disparate providers and how it’s upping its geek cred in 2014.

President Pushes For Patent Reform In State Of The Union Address
In his State of the Union Address this week, President Obama called for Congress to take action against patent trolls.

Open Compute Project Gaining Momentum
There’s a philosophy shift happening in hardware and at the fifth Open Compute Summit this week in San Jose the Open Compute Project gathered more steam. Also check out the new Open Compute Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Renewable Energy Use Earns Rackspace EPA Green Power Partner Recognition
For the second consecutive year, Rackspace has been named an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partner and featured on the Top 30 Tech & Telecom List.

Are You Making Data Matter?
From making UPS deliveries more fuel efficient to reducing the dropout rate in Alabama schools, these creative initiatives use the power of data to make a difference. The initiatives highlighted in the “Making Data Matter” slideshow have one thing in common: they’re multi-pronged, data-driven approaches to solve old problems with new data-driven insights.

Open, Hybrid, Interoperable: The Cloud’s Future
At its core, hybrid cloud is about flexibility and choice. It’s with that in mind that we at Rackspace support Cisco’s vision for InterCloud.

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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