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Rackspace Weekly Digest: May 3

It’s only the first week of May, and we’ve already hit the ground running here at the Rack. Over the past few days we’ve seen policymakers show leadership in the fight against patent trolls and launched ObjectRocket in our Chicago data center. Check out all of that and more in this week’s digest.

Senator Charles Schumer Shows Leadership On Patent Abuse
Senator Charles Schumer of New York is helping the tech community and Rackspace in the fight against patent trolls. Next week, he’ll introduce a congressional bill that would create a new vetting process for future patent cases to help snuff out bogus lawsuits.

Rackspace At EMC World: Transforming Into The Cloud
We’re heading to EMC World next week in Las Vegas to talk about how Rackspace is helping IT leaders meet the changing needs of their internal business units. Be sure to join us for an engaging breakout session and swing by our booth (No. 527) to learn more about how Rackspace and EMC can help you transform your business into the cloud.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: May 2013
The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. Check out our list of global startup events complied by the contributors of StartupDigest.

Autoscale Survey – Tell Us What You Want
One of the ways we improve our services is by asking for your feedback. We will soon add an autoscaling service that allows you to automatically add or remove resources in response to server load. If you have an automated infrastructure, and need it to scale according to demand, we want to hear from you — cast your vote now by filling out the survey!

ObjectRocket MongoDB Now In Our Chicago Data Center
ObjectRocket, the industrial strength MongoDB database-as-a-service company that we acquired in February, is now available in our Chicago data center. You can read a detailed example of how to connect your Rackspace and ObjectRocket infrastructure over on our DevOps blog. If you aren’t already using ObjectRocket in your deployment, you can try it for free.

Rackspace On Startups: Sean Kane
Rackspace On Startups is a video series that explores insights from tech evangelists and founders – from Woz to Graham Weston. Here, Springboard co-founder Sean Kane shares his thoughts on the startup movement and how the Internet is helping entrepreneurs go global.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Leezia Dhalla.

Leezia Dhalla joined Rackspace in January 2013. As a Corporate Communications team member, Leezia blogs, creates multimedia and builds presentations. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.


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