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Rackspace Weekly Digest: October 11

From containers conversations to senator stop-ins, this week delivered a lot of news you can use. Here’s a roundup of some of the goodness from this week.

Pantheon Talks Containers
Rackspace partner and customer Pantheon, an all-in-one Drupal platform provider, discussed its use of containers and how they deliver disruption from the bottom of the stack. Pantheon’s container strategy is empowering the company to scale faster and reduce costs.

Neutron Networking: A Deeper Look
In this new blog series on the Rackspace Developers blog, Network Engineer James Denton looks at the OpenStack Neutron Project. Check out Neutron Networking: The Building Blocks of an OpenStack Cloud and Neutron Networking: Simple Flat Network.

Sen. Wendy Davis Stops By Rackspace In Early Campaign Visit
In one of her first campaign stops since announcing her candidacy for Texas Governor, State Senator Wendy Davis stopped by The Castle, Rackspace’s San Antonio headquarters, for a brief Q&A and tour (including a trip down our famous slide). Be sure to check out the video.

Implementing High Availability (HA) For Rackspace Private Cloud
In this article, we demystify some of the concepts of high availability (HA) and explain how they are implemented in the Rackspace Private Cloud.

Drive Revenue Through Your Website With The Cloud Affiliate Program
Want to promote Rackspace while earning revenue through your website? With the Rackspace Cloud Affiliate Program it’s simple.

Maximizing Performance And The Role Of Benchmarks
Here, we examine the role of benchmarks as tools to evaluate the performance of a system and the importance of proper design and best practices to give applications the performance that is required by the business.

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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