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Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 14

Is there a difference between performance and site load times? How can you minimize your financial loss and downtime after a disaster? What’s the role of the hybrid cloud within enterprises?

This week at the Rack, we answered all of these questions – and more. If you missed out, check out our digest for a recap on the cloud conversation.

Cut The Red Tape; Build Your Startup On Open Source Principles
It’s no secret that Rackspace loves startups – we were one in 1998. We’re also supporters of open source technologies, which have a ton of advantages for fledgling businesses. This week, Rackspace Director of Product Ev Kontsevoy, a founder of MailGun, talks about how he applied some open source principles to his startup.

Proactive Monitoring Strategies For Cloud Apps: Google+ Hangout Recap
Each Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST, our Cloud Launch Team offers office hours on our Google+ page to give people a chance to ask questions and learn more about the cloud. Last week, Rackers shared proactive monitoring strategies for cloud apps.

Webinar Recap: Be Resilient And Ready With Rackspace
In a recent webcast, Rackspace Enterprise Cloud Strategist Paul Croteau fielded tech questions and explained how Rackspace can help you create your own disaster recovery plan. Check out the full webinar and learn how to calculate your company’s downtime costs.

Why Hybrid Cloud Is A Must Have For The Enterprise
Rackspace CTO John Engates and James Staten, vice president and principal analyst with Forrester, recently got together for a recorded webinar discussing public, private and hybrid cloud. Here’s the full video.

Is There A Difference Between Performance And Site Load Times?
This week kicked off a new series called “Cloud Questions You Didn’t Even Know You Had,” which looks at topics folks might not even consider as they look toward taking advantage of the cloud. Check out our video post for an explanation on how you can save on your hosting bill while speeding up your website performance and load times.

Learn How To Cloud At Unlocked: The Hybrid Cloud
This week, Rackspace embarked on a global journey across the globe called Unlocked: The Hybrid Cloud. Unlocked is a free one-day cloud workshop sponsored and hosted by Rackspace that we’ll hold in several major cities across the globe to help you determine which cloud environment is the best fit for your application.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Leezia Dhalla.

Leezia Dhalla joined Rackspace in January 2013. As a Corporate Communications team member, Leezia blogs, creates multimedia and builds presentations. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.


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