Rackspace Weekly Digest: September 27

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | September 27, 2013 1:48 pm

This week, we launched Role-Based Access Control, offered Nirvanix customers a smooth transition and highlighted why a hybrid cloud is better. In this week’s digest, we recap all that and more.

Developers: Celebrate Collaboration, Innovation At Yahoo! Hack USA
As part of our ongoing support for developers, we’re sponsoring this weekend’s Yahoo! Hack USA in Sunnyvale[1] and offering free cloud accounts to the teams throughout the event. We hope to see you there.

Reduce Human Error With Role-Based Access Control For Rackspace Cloud
Over the next few months, we’re rolling out Role-Based Access Controls (RBAC)[2], which give you the ability to create additional users for your account and assign roles to users that allow certain levels of access.

For Nirvanix Customers, Rackspace Is Here To Help
If you’re a Nirvanix customer[3], you can take advantage of free data migration to Rackspace Cloud Files and also receive the first month of Cloud Files storage at no charge (up to $1,500).

Rackspace Training For OpenStack: Meet The Instructors
We recently expanded our Rackspace Training for OpenStack offerings[4]. In these videos, we introduce you to two of the instructors[5]: Scott Purcell and Chad Miller.

10 Reasons Why A Hybrid Cloud Is Better
The hybrid cloud is the future for many companies. Businesses large and small are turning to blended infrastructure because it combines the best of all worlds: public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers working together in any combination. Here are 10 reasons why a hybrid cloud is better[6] for your business and your customers.

Demystifying The Hybrid Cloud: Five Common Characteristics Of Hybrid Cloud Architectures
In this two-part blog series[7], we seek to eliminate some confusion by digging deeper in to the common characteristics of hybrid cloud architectures.

Building, Cultivating Big Ideas On A Hybrid Cloud
Here, Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer TrackVia[8] talks about how blending dedicated servers and the public cloud helps it maintain a stable and highly available infrastructure.

A House Of (Digital) Learning
BiblioTech, the nation’s first all-digital library[9], opened recently in San Antonio. And, oddly enough, the idea for the paperless library and community technology center started with a physical book.

Endnotes:
  1. we’re sponsoring this weekend’s Yahoo! Hack USA in Sunnyvale: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/developers-celebrate-collaboration-innovation-at-yahoo-hack-usa/
  2. Role-Based Access Controls (RBAC): http://www.rackspace.com/blog/reduce-human-error-with-role-based-access-control-for-rackspace-cloud/
  3. If you’re a Nirvanix customer: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/for-nirvanix-customers-rackspace-is-here-to-help/
  4. expanded our Rackspace Training for OpenStack offerings: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/fuel-your-career-with-rackspace-training-for-openstack/
  5. introduce you to two of the instructors: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-training-for-openstack-meet-the-instructors/
  6. 10 reasons why a hybrid cloud is better: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/10-reasons-why-a-hybrid-cloud-is-better/
  7. two-part blog series: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/hybrid-cloud-architecture/
  8. Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer TrackVia: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/building-cultivating-big-ideas-on-a-hybrid-cloud/
  9. BiblioTech, the nation’s first all-digital library: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/a-house-of-digital-learning/

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