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Rackspace Weekly Digest: November 22

This week, we officially launched Rackspace Auto Scale, updated Cloud Databases and brought our Performance Cloud Servers to Dallas. Check out all that and more in the weekly digest.

Performance Cloud Servers Now In Dallas Region
Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers are available now in our Dallas region. That means you can leverage our new breed of Cloud Servers built specifically for exceptional levels of application performance in each of our three US regions – North Virginia (IAD), Chicago (ORD) and, as of today, Dallas (DFW). Also check out Cloud Spectator’s benchmark test results for Performance Cloud Servers.

Rock N’ Roll With Performance Cloud Servers
In this guest post, Rackspace customer Blastro Networks highlights how Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers cranked up the quality of its live concert video streams.

Easily Scale Your Cloud With Rackspace Auto Scale
The biggest benefit of the cloud is its ability to scale. This week, we made that easier with Unlimited Availability of Rackspace Auto Scale—a new tool that empowers you to grow or shrink your cloud dynamically. Check out how easy it is to start using Auto Scale today.

Thoughts From OpenStack Summit Hong Kong: Let’s Encourage Innovation
Earlier this month, OpenStack Summit took to the global stage. More than 3,500 attendees joined together in Hong Kong to dive deeper into OpenStack from three key perspectives: the operator, the developer and the user.

Cloud Databases: New Features, Better Value
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, we want to share an early gift with you: we’ve added a host of new capabilities to Cloud Databases and are passing along some of the savings we have achieved as the product has scaled.

Get More From Your Data With Rackspace Cloud Intelligence
Do you need help deciphering the signal from the noise so you can concentrate on what’s most important to you? The new Rackspace Cloud Intelligence data visualization platform, which is available today, delivers insightful, actionable and customized messages to help you manage your deployments. If you are interested in a sneak peek, sign up now to be a part of our Early Access program.

Being The Largest Hybrid Cloud Customer At Rackspace
Racker Bret Piatt recently took over as the General Manager for Apps@Rackspace, which comprises Rackspace Email, SharePoint@Rackspace and Jungle Disk. These three businesses make Apps@Rackspace the largest Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer. Check out his thoughts.

The Innovation Act Moves Forward
The Innovation Act (HR 3309) – a bill we support — is headed to markup by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, November 20. The bill is designed to curtail patent troll lawsuits by making a number of changes to how patents are litigated. It is the single most comprehensive patent reform bill to reach a markup since the America Invents Act was passed in 2011.

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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