Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 7

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla | June 7, 2013 10:27 am

In this edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest, we’re taking a closer look at cloud-powered wearable technology and celebrating another victory in our fight against abusive patent trolls. We’re also taking our tech talks to New York City next week, where we’ll have a slew of Rackers presenting at Cloud Expo from June 10-13. Here’s a handy guide in case you missed anything:

The White House Storms Into The Fight Against Patent Trolls
For the past several months, we’ve exposed the flaws in the patent system[1], and this week we gained more ammunition. On Tuesday, the White House laid out a slate of proposals, including five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations[2], targeting patent trolls that kill innovation and hurt the American economy.

The Human Cloud: Wearable Technology’s Impact On Society
Wearable technology – like Internet-powered glasses and smart wristwatches – are gaining fanfare from both British and American users, according to a new Rackspace study.[3] The study found that these gadgets are making users feel more intelligent, self-confident and in control of their lives – and the icing on the cake is that the wearable technology revolution is powered by the cloud.

Come See Rackspace Cloud Experts Speak At Cloud Expo
Are you heading to Cloud Expo[4] in NYC next week? Swing by our booth (#300) and check out some of our featured educational sessions hosted by Rackers, including a keynote by Rackspace Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions Lisa Larson. Here’s the full speaking schedule[5] of what’s to come at Cloud Expo.

New Cloud Servers SLA…And Why It Matters
This week we introduced a new and improved SLA[6] for our Next Generation Cloud Servers service, powered by OpenStack[7]. Historically we’ve only guaranteed the Cloud Servers data plane, but the new SLA adds control plane guarantee as well. With this new service level agreement, you can build apps the way you want, when you want.

Business Email 101 – Step 3: Defining Email Requirements
More and more employers are considering email a mission-critical tool required to do business. Over the last few weeks, we’ve shown you how to address the most common variables involved in using a business email system. Check out the third installment[8] of our Business Email 101[9] series to learn how you can create your email system requirements list.

Endnotes:
  1. the flaws in the patent system: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/patent-trolls/
  2. five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-white-house-storms-into-the-fight-against-patent-trolls/
  3. according to a new Rackspace study.: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-human-cloud-wearable-technologys-impact-on-society/
  4. Cloud Expo: http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com
  5. Here’s the full speaking schedule: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/come-see-rackspace-cloud-experts-speak-at-cloud-expo/
  6. we introduced a new and improved SLA: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/new-cloud-servers-sla-and-why-it-matters/
  7. OpenStack: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/openstack/
  8. Check out the third installment: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/business-email-101-step-3-defining-email-requirements/
  9. Business Email 101: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/whitepaper/business-email-101-an-8-step-guide-to-selecting-email-for-your-business

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