More and more businesses are shifting from using cloud computing solely for testing and development to extending pieces of their production environments into the cloud. With this shift, IT decision makers are now faced with a whole new set of considerations.
Imagine a world where code used by the biggest clouds is freely available to any developer, anywhere. A world where that code was a standard used to build private clouds as well as a variety of new service offers. In this world, workloads could be moved around these clouds easily – you could fire your cloud provider for bad service or lack of features, but not have to rewrite the software to do it. Imagine an open source cloud operating system that lifts IT to the next level of innovation, just as Linux drove the web to new heights.
If you’re in the Austin area and have a spare computer lying around the home or office, please consider donating it to the second annual Linux Against Poverty Computer Drive and Install Fest taking place Saturday, June 19 at Union Park.
Want to know what it’s like being a Racker? Curious about Fanatical Support? We made a short film called “A Day in the Life of a Racker” featuring Linux Administrator David Corn. He responds to tickets, answers questions for customers and even troubleshoots a DDoS attack.
Rackspace held a System Administration breakfix contest at the 2009 Red Hat Summit in Chicago pitting the top Red Hat Certified professionals against each other for the chance to win prizes and win bragging rights. During the two day contest, forty-seven participants worked to solve the four identified “breaks” within the fifteen minutes allotted. The problems, listed below, were chosen as representative of issues Sys Admins in a hosting environment must be able to resolve on a daily basis. The contestants who resolved the most problems in the shortest times respectively won first, second and third place.