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Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 15

This week saw SXSW Interactive take over Austin; Vagrant 1.1 support the Rackspace Open Cloud; and an infographic making the case for Hosted Exchange. Take a look at the weekly digest where we recap everything that happened this week and more.

SXSW Wraps Up
SXSW Interactive flooded the city of Austin with technophiles. From big-name keynotes to interactive demos, the annual festival showcased the latest and greatest in tech. Rackspace was out in full force, taking over Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant to present the Open Cloud Experience. Check out our coverage from SXSW Interactive 2013.

Vagrant Supports The Rackspace Open Cloud
Developing on the Rackspace Open Cloud is now easier with the new Rackspace provider driver in Vagrant 1.1. Check out the Rackspace DevOps Blog for a technical drill-down.

The Case For Hosted Exchange
Hosted Exchange can dramatically reduce the deployment costs of Exchange and offload a number of administrative duties associated with on-premise email. Take a look at our infographic highlighting the case for Hosted Exchange.

Install Rails On A Mac
Installing Rails can be one of the trickiest things to overcome for a newbie to Ruby and Ruby on Rails. This week, we walked you through installing Rails on a Mac.

The Pillars Of Cloudiness
There are five essential pillars of cloudiness. In this blog series, we’ll discuss each one. This week, we started with Pillar of Cloudiness No. 5: Security.

Cloud Software: The Tip Of The Iceberg
A private cloud requires great software, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Underneath the surface are managed services and operations, two integral components to running a private cloud.

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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