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Rackspace Weekly Digest: July 25

This week, with launched the general availability of OnMetal; OpenStack turned four; and Rackspace was named EMC’s 2014 Service Provider of the Year for Innovation. Check out all that, plus some more goodness, in this week’s digest.

OnMetal Shows Phenomenal Performance In Early Benchmarks
Since we launched the limited availability of OnMetal Cloud Servers – single-tenant bare-metal servers provisioned quickly via the cloud – last month, our customers have been intrigued by our promise of “elasticity of the cloud, plus economy of colocation” – particularly the economy side of it. This week, OnMetal moved into general availability and we unveiled its pricing. We also showed you how OnMetal performed in a series of benchmark tests.

Rackspace::Solve San Francisco Is Monday
Rackspace is hosting a series of one-day summits where our customers and technology partners will share their expertise in solving business challenges. The first Rackspace::Solve event is slated for Monday, July 28 at the St. Regis in San Francisco. Rackspace::Solve events in New York and Chicago will soon follow. Check out a sneak peek of what Rackspace customer Alex and Ani and Rackspace partner CoreOS will highlight Monday at Rackspace::Solve San Francisco.

That Time When OpenStack Turned Four
OpenStack is four. This is huge. In just four years, the community and the project have come a long way. And OpenStack’s fifth year is an important one.

Rackspace Is EMC’s 2014 Service Provider Of The Year For Innovation
Rackspace has been named EMC’s 2014 Service Provider of the Year for Innovation, an achievement that recognizes Rackspace for demonstrating a commitment to developing innovative solutions that allow our customers to maximize the value of their digital data.

Cloud Databases A Big Hit With Knowledge Base Provider HelpIQ
Knowledge base provider HelpIQ is growing quickly and is using Rackspace Cloud Databases and Performance Cloud Servers to help it scale.

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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