Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 15

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | March 15, 2013 12:51 pm

This week saw SXSW Interactive take over Austin; Vagrant 1.1 support the Rackspace Open Cloud[1]; 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[2] 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[3].

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[4]. Check out the Rackspace DevOps Blog for a technical drill-down[5].

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[6].

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[7].

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[8].

Cloud Software: The Tip Of The Iceberg
A private cloud[9] requires great software, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg[10]. Underneath the surface are managed services and operations, two integral components to running a private cloud.

  1. Rackspace Open Cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/open-cloud/
  2. SXSW Interactive: http://sxsw.com/interactive
  3. our coverage from SXSW Interactive 2013: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/sxsw-interactive-roundup/
  4. Rackspace provider driver in Vagrant 1.1: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/develop-on-the-rackspace-open-cloud-with-vagrant/
  5. a technical drill-down: http://devops.rackspace.com/vagrant-now-supports-rackspace-open-cloud.html#.UUNa02emgwN
  6. infographic highlighting the case for Hosted Exchange: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-case-for-hosted-exchange-infographic/
  7. installing Rails on a Mac: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/installing-rails-an-a-mac/
  8. Pillar of Cloudiness No. 5: Security: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/pillars-of-cloudiness-no-5-security/
  9. private cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/private/
  10. that’s just the tip of the iceberg: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/cloud-software-is-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg/

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