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Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 1

We’re bringing you tips for better business performance, an event guide for the Rackspace Startup Program and a whole lot of Hong Kong in this week’s edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest.

Rackspace Is Ready To Rock At OpenStack Summit Hong Kong
OpenStack Summit Hong Kong kicks off Tuesday, and, as a founder of OpenStack, Rackspace will be out in full force. If you’ll be in Hong Kong, make sure to check out our booth, book signings, speaking engagements, meetups and the Rackspace party. Don’t forget to follow the action on Twitter with the hashtag #rackstackHK.

The Rackspace Cloud Has Arrived In Hong Kong
The Rackspace Cloud is now available in our Hong Kong (HKG) region. This marks our third new region in 2013, including Sydney, which launched in June, and Northern Virginia, which came online in August. Our entire cloud suite of regional services is available in Hong Kong.

Happy Birthday Cloud Block Storage!
One year ago, we launched Cloud Block Storage into unlimited availability. We now have thousands of customers using the product. In this blog post, we dive into some of the key product design decisions that helped us offer a simpler solution that’s more reliable and provides a more consistent performance.

Answering The Call For Performance
Every day our customers ask how thy can improve their performance when it comes to speed, throughput, reliability and predictability. We’re happy to help customers achieve the performance their users and business demands with a three-part recipe: hybrid, open and Fanatical.

Go Beyond The Stack And Think Like A Startup
In IT, we talk about the stack – a lot. Whether it’s the LAMP stack, the Windows stack, the technology stack; we have the tendency to look for things in a neat and orderly stack that comprises distinct, specific layers. The problem is – that model is no longer applicable. The cloud model is so powerful because you can continuously adapt and be agile.

Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: November 2013
Within the startup movement, there’s a lot happening around the world in November 2013. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to help you stay up to date with valuable information on events in the global startup community. In this blog post, you can check out our list of the meetups.

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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