STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is so near and dear to us not only because the “T” in STEM is what our business is based on, but also because STEM education is fundamental to driving innovation and keeping our nation’s workforce competitive. Through the Rackspace Foundation and the efforts of individual Rackers, we support a host of STEM-focused organizations and programs in our local communities and nationwide. To coincide with today’s kickoff of Computer Science Education Week, we prepared an overview of the current state of STEM education. Despite a bleak outlook just a few years ago, the infographic below reveals advances in scoring and participation in STEM subjects.
If you need help evaluating whether your current SharePoint deployment can be optimized in a service provider environment, we’ve developed this short quiz to help you determine the best path. This evaluation is a high-level assessment and not inclusive of every consideration involved for your business. Use this quiz as an initial step to determine if hosted SharePoint is a fit for your business. After you take the quiz, contact one of our SharePoint experts with your results to further discuss your SharePoint options with Rackspace, or take SharePoint 2013 for a test drive with our free 45-day trial.
Navigating the intricacies of Windows Server 2012 on your own can be complex and can hamper your ability to take full advantage of its advanced capabilities and benefits. With a team of experienced Microsoft pros, access to unlimited scale and a strong relationship with Microsoft, Rackspace is uniquely positioned to partner with you to deploy or migrate your Windows environment to bring it to the next level. Learn more below about what Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on the Rackspace open cloud can do for you.
Cloud computing is changing the way healthcare delivers care. Over 70% of health care providers are planning to deploy cloud technologies like email, collaboration, scheduling, and other systems so they can focus on patient care, not caring for complex IT systems. The growing healthcare IT industry is in the spotlight this week with National Health IT Week sponsored by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In recognition of the partnership between the cloud and healthcare, we took a look at how cloud computing is impacting the healthcare industry.
Rackspace has changed the game again with the OpenStack-powered open cloud. The Rackspace Cloud is now built on OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system that we founded and is backed by a community of developers and organizations. We’re committed to leveraging open source technologies and open standards to help our customers avoid the threat of vendor lock-in and to foster innovation. The infographic below explores some of the benefits of open environments and highlights the successes of other open projects that have altered the course of business computing.
Today, OpenStack celebrates its second birthday. Since its launch on July 19, 2010, the open source cloud operating system, which Rackspace co-founded, has grown by leaps and bounds. It’s been called the Linux of the cloud and has created an open cloud alternative to proprietary systems. As we wish OpenStack a happy birthday, here’s a look at some of the major milestones and accomplishments OpenStack has seen in its first two years.
You probably use application programming interfaces (APIs) multiple times a day and aren’t even aware of it. They make it easier to share photos with friends, access massive data stores and drive new app development. With the rise of APIs, including our own Open Cloud API, we’ve compiled an overview to help you understand how APIs work, how you’re already using them, and how businesses are finding big successes with APIs.