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Rackspace Weekly Digest: October 25

From a key acquisition to continuing the fight against patent trolls, it’s been one heck of a week. Check it out in this week’s digest.

ZeroVM: Smaller, Lighter, Faster
This week, we acquired ZeroVM, a lightweight open-source hypervisor built to run cloud applications. Where traditional cloud architectures move the data to the app for processing, ZeroVM flips that approach and moves the app to the data, which dramatically increases speed of access and decreases latency.

Innovation Act Aims To Disarm Patent Trolls
The ongoing war against patent trolls and the push for sorely-needed patent law reform took a massive step forward this week with the introduction of the Innovation Act of 2013, a long-awaited, aggressive piece of legislation that aims to thwart patent trolls and their spurious lawsuits.

RackerGamers Playing For Extra Life – Be Heroes For Kids!
Every year a group of Rackers, their friends and family members participate in a great charity called Extra Life. The main event is a marathon 24-hour game-a-thon full of every imaginable computer, console and tabletop game. Every penny raised goes to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This year’s Extra Live goes down Saturday, November 2 through Sunday, November 3 at Rackspace’s San Antonio headquarters. Join team Rackspace here.

Solum: Open Development From Day One
The way businesses build and consume open source software is radically changing and we’re fortunate to be at the vanguard of that change with the Solum project.

The Business Advantages Of Continuous Integration
Rackspace partner Promet Source joined us to outline the business advantages and key principles of Continuous Integration.

Outlook 2013: 5 Hot New Features
Ready to upgrade to the latest version of the most popular email client? Great, because Microsoft Outlook 2013 is here and ready for you to download via your Rackspace Email & Apps Control Panel. Here we look at some of the new and improved features in Outlook 2013.

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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