Apple Co-Founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak reluctantly embraced a startup mentality with Apple Computer. Building home computers in a little garage was a moonlighting gig; a side project while he maintained his steady income as an engineer with HP. At the time, Apple had no money; but it had an idea – a home computer.
What’s the link between Apple, gdgt and Rackspace? Apple releases new innovative products; gdgt shares the latest news with millions of visitors; Rackspace Cloud Sites ensures that gdgt’s site stays up and running so that Apple fans can get the latest info.
When there are rumors of a new Apple product, the world waits with bated breath. Yesterday was no different as Apple, after wide speculation, announced the new iPad. gdgt, a Rackspace Cloud Sites customer, was able to support the big announcement without any hiccup whatsoever. While other blogs were cratering because of the massive amounts of traffic, the gdgt blog remained stable and fast, exemplifying the power of hosting at Rackspace.
When Apple makes big announcements, the tech world seems to stand still. Or rather, it’s tech workers’ productivity that slows to a crawl, as they seek out live blogs of those lucky enough to be in the room at 1 Infinite Loop.
Snow Leopard was just released last week. Lots of deep technical goodies included, but one main benefit to users: the Mac is now fully Exchange compatible. Wait, I thought Exchange was dead? Even Apple admits that Exchange is winning in corporate America. It works. It is installed. It is advancing.
Live.gdgt.com, a Rackspace Cloud hosting customer integrating both Cloud Sites and Cloud Files products, seamlessly handled 4.7 million web page views in less than two hours as a result of live.gdgt.com’s live coverage and live blogging of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2009 on June 8 in San Francisco, CA. The much-anticipated keynote was the highlight of the sold-out WWDC 2009. During the keynote, Apple announced among other notable technologies, a new feature-rich and fast iPhone 3G S, a $99 version of the iPhone, and new Macbook Pro products.