Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 20

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | September 20, 2013 9:00 am

Another award-winning week is in the books here at the Rack. From being recognized for our open cloud efforts to expanding our Rackspace Training for OpenStack offerings, it’s been a busy one. Read about all that and more in this week’s digest.

Fuel Your Career With Rackspace Training For OpenStack
We’ve expanded our Rackspace Training for OpenStack offerings[1] to give you a few more ways to boost your OpenStack brainpower and fuel your career.

The Freedom To ‘Go Do It’ In The Hybrid Cloud
In this guest post, AfterCollege vice president of engineering Steve Girolami talks about how his company uses the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud[2] to make its developers’ lives easier.

Open Cloud Earns Rackspace Another Stevie Award
This week, the Rackspace Open Cloud earned us a Bronze Stevie Award[3] in the Computer Services Company of the Year category in the 11th Annual American Business Awards. It’s the third Stevie Award that Rackspace has won in the past two years.

Demystifying The Hybrid Cloud: Five Common Characteristics Of Hybrid Cloud Architectures Part 1
In this two-part blog series, we seek to eliminate some confusion by digging deeper in to the common characteristics of hybrid cloud architectures[4]. In this first installment, we talk about what the hybrid cloud is and why you should consider it, and highlight the first two common characteristic of hybrid clouds: legacy application architectures and large-scale cloud consumption.

Plugging In To Our Powerful Ecosystem Of Partners At PartnerPalooza
This week, we brought 39 of our most strategic Cloud Tools Partners to the Castle, our headquarters in San Antonio, for a full day of networking at the first-ever PartnerPalooza[5]. Rackspace producer and video storyteller Dave Sims captured the event and more for the latest installment of his “A Day In The Life” video series[6].

San Antonio Area Foundation Partners With Rackspace For Nonprofit Technology Summit
The San Antonio Area Foundation is partnering with Rackspace for its Nonprofit Technology Summit[7] on Friday, September 27 at Rackspace’s Castle headquarters.

Endnotes:
  1. We’ve expanded our Rackspace Training for OpenStack offerings: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/fuel-your-career-with-rackspace-training-for-openstack/
  2. his company uses the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-freedom-to-go-do-it-in-the-hybrid-cloud/
  3. the Rackspace Open Cloud earned us a Bronze Stevie Award: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/open-cloud-earns-rackspace-another-stevie-award/
  4. the common characteristics of hybrid cloud architectures: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/demystifying-the-hybrid-cloud-five-common-characteristics-of-hybrid-cloud-architectures-part-1/
  5. the first-ever PartnerPalooza: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/plugging-in-to-our-powerful-ecosystem-of-partners-at-partnerpalooza/
  6. the latest installment of his “A Day In The Life” video series: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/a-day-in-the-life-rackerpalooza-video/
  7. its Nonprofit Technology Summit: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/san-antonio-area-foundation-partners-with-rackspace-for-nonprofit-technology-summit/

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