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Rackspace Weekly Digest: May 2

This week, fans slung drinks to Scoble with Slingr, we showcased our plans for EMC World, we shared a Project Solum update and much more. Check it all out in this week’s digest.

Project Solum Goes Full Steam Ahead To Milestone 1
After less than six months in development, Project Solum has accomplished the first development milestone (Milestone 1). This important event allows deployment of code from Github via Heat to generate a running app deployed to Docker containers using a generalized (Heroku) build pack for the app stack.

Taking The Rackspace Hybrid Approach To The Bank
In this guest post, Rackspace customer Kurtosys highlights what drew it to a hybrid cloud architecture powered by Rackspace specialists.

Why We Craft OpenStack
This week, we heard from Glen Campbell and Chuck Thier on why they participate in the OpenStack community. Be sure to check out the rest of the Why We Craft OpenStack video series.

Why Slingr Loves Rackspace (And Why Rackspace Is Invaluable For Growing Startups)
Rackspace empowers Startup Program member Slingr, a location-based gifting app, to focus on its product, venues and users without worrying about infrastructure. See it in action in this video featuring Robert Scoble.

Migrating From Redis To MongoDB – A Real-World Example
A customer approached us recently with a new NoSQL-data requirement for an instrumentation system we had helped them with before. Here’s how we helped them migrate from Redis to MongoDB.

Redefining Hybrid Cloud, Partnership At EMC World
At EMC World next week, Rackspace and EMC will showcase our partnership and highlight how together, we build best-in-class hybrid cloud and enterprise storage solutions that are a best fit for our customers.

Overcome The Challenges Of Operating An OpenStack Private Cloud [Upcoming Webinar]
For an upcoming webinar, “Challenges in Operating an OpenStack Private Cloud,” we’ve gathered a trio of experts who have spent their careers in Rackspace support and now specialize in supporting customers in our Rackspace Private Cloud organization. Join us Wednesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. CDT.

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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