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Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 21

From a new feature in Cloud Block Storage to an upcoming startup demo day, this week was chock full of useful info. Take a look at the weekly digest to learn more.

In The Cloud, Scale And Performance Are Imperative
In this guest post, Rackspace customer SumAll showcases the scale, performance and cost improvements it achieved when moving its MongoDB from AWS to ObjectRocket by Rackspace.

Join Us At Spartups Demo Day At Rackspace SFO
Five early-stage startups will showcase what they’ve built this Friday at Spartups Demo Day 2014 at Rackspace San Francisco (SFO). The startups will highlight what they’ve created during the Spartups program, a four-month mentorship-driven accelerator program.

Are You Prepared For When Spikes Occur? Join Us At eCommerce Expo To Find Out
Rackspace is sponsoring the 2014 eCommerce Expo March 26 and March 27 at Australia’s Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre. Arrian Mehis, Director of Technical Services at Rackspace, will present ‘Leveraging the Cloud for Seasonal Peaks.’

Windows Server 2003 End-Of-Life Support Rapidly Approaching: What’s Your Action Plan?
Windows Server 2003 is fast approaching its end-of-life. Microsoft has announced the official date for end-of-life support as July 14, 2015. While many administrators are well aware of this fact, there are still nearly a million servers across the globe currently running live applications on Windows Server 2003.

Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab: From Bare-Metal To Seven Nodes (My Cloud So Far)
For the last several weeks Racker Kevin Jackson has been explaining the setup of his home Rackspace Private Cloud and OpenStack lab. We’ve gone from bare-metal to a seven-node cloud. Here’s a recap of what we’ve done so far.

Cloud Block Storage Volume Cloning Now In Control Panel
You can now create copies of existing Cloud Block Storage volumes from the Control Panel with Volume Cloning.

A SXSW Interactive Recap From Rackspace Specialists
We had dozens of Rackspace specialists on the scene at SXSW in Austin last week. Throughout the festival we had a full schedule of events, sessions and talks. We also had Rackers covering the latest and greatest tech news and insights. Here’s what we covered before, during and after SXSW 2014.

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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