Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 21

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla | June 21, 2013 12:20 pm

Today officially marks the first day of summer, but we’re not letting the heat slow us down here at Rackspace. From presenting with Fidelity and HubSpot at GigaOm Structure to being named one of the top places to work in IT, this week was chock full of good news for the cloud community. We’re continuing the hybrid cloud conversation in this week’s edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest.

Rackspace, HubSpot And Fidelity Talk Hybrid Cloud At GigaOm Structure
Hybrid cloud was a major discussion point[1] at this year’s GigaOm Structure, which took place this week in San Francisco. Rackspace CTO John Engates, HubSpot CIO Jim O’Neill and Fidelity[2] Technology Group Vice President Keith Shinn sat down on Wednesday for a panel discussion[3] about how they are using OpenStack-powered private clouds.

We’re One Of Computerworld’s Best Places To Work In IT
For the sixth consecutive year, our unique culture, training opportunities and dynamic work environments have earned us a spot among IDG’s Computerworld Best Places To Work in IT[4]. Want to find out for yourself what makes Rackspace an awesome place to work? We’re hiring[5].

FLO Cycling Stops By To Chat About Scalable Websites: 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, our customer FLO Cycling[6] stopped by our San Antonio HQ and joined us in a Google+ Hangout[7] to discuss scalable websites.

Business Email 101 – Steps 6 & 7: Shopping Providers
Over the last month, we’ve shown you the ins and outs of using a business email system. In this week’s installment of our Business Email 101[8] series, we helped you make smart choices when it comes to choosing your email provider[9].

Monitoring The Metrics That Matter
This week, Rackspace partner New Relic[10] launched a Rackspace Load Balancers plugin[11] that lets you monitor your load balancers within the New Relic interface. With the New Relic platform, you’ll be able to get in-depth, real time insight into the performance of each component of your application stack – from cloud services to the database and more.

Scheduled Images Available Now On The Open Cloud
We often tell our Cloud Servers customers to make sure they have valid backups of their servers and data. One of the most critical ways to do this is by taking a regular “image” of your cloud server. Starting this week, we’re offering you access to Scheduled Images[12] for your next generation Cloud Servers.

Webinar Recap: Understanding Cloud Block Storage: Performance, Options and Use Cases
We recently launched Rackspace Cloud Block Storage[13], a reliable storage solution for even the most demanding I/O-intensive applications. Check out this webinar[14] to hear J.R. Arredondo explain the different storage options and how they can help boost your business’ performance.

Endnotes:
  1. Hybrid cloud was a major discussion point: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/no-tradeoffs-the-power-of-a-true-hybrid-cloud/
  2. Fidelity: http://www.fidelity.com
  3. a panel discussion: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-hubspot-and-fidelity-talk-hybrid-cloud-at-gigaom-structure/
  4. IDG’s Computerworld Best Places To Work in IT: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/were-one-of-computerworlds-best-places-to-work-in-it/
  5. We’re hiring: http://jobs.rackspace.com/
  6. FLO Cycling: http://www.flocycling.com/
  7. joined us in a Google+ Hangout: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/flo-cycling-stops-by-to-chat-about-scalable-websites-google-hangout-recap/
  8. Business Email 101: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/whitepaper/business-email-101-an-8-step-guide-to-selecting-email-for-your-business
  9. choosing your email provider: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/business-email-101-steps-6-7-shopping-providers/
  10. New Relic: http://newrelic.com/rackspace
  11. Rackspace Load Balancers plugin: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/monitoring-the-metrics-that-matter/
  12. we’re offering you access to Scheduled Images: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/scheduled-images-available-now-on-the-open-cloud/
  13. Cloud Block Storage: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/block-storage/
  14. Check out this webinar: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/webinar-recap-understanding-cloud-block-storage-performance-options-and-use-cases/

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