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In my position as a Launch Manager on our Cloud Launch Team, I speak everyday with customers who are bringing an application over to Rackspace from another hosting provider. Whether it’s a WordPress blog, a Magento eCommerce site, or a custom-built mobile app, my fellow Launch Managers and I work with our customers to provide a smooth transition from one provider to another. Today, I’ll outline five questions you should ask before starting a migration to Rackspace (or any other hosting provider). I will also be hanging out at 1 p.m. CDT  Thursday, April 24 with other Rackers to discuss these questions in more detail. Join us on Google+ to Hangout, or watch the embedded video below.
By Kenan Rappuchi, Managing Partner & Chief Revenue Officer, Website Movers International (WSM)
You face a difficult decision in coming days – the press has reported that Nirvanix, your cloud storage provider, is closing its cloud services and you must decide where to take your data.
Part of our promise to you is that we protect your servers – when they are physically in our data centers, and when they’re 30,000 feet in the air.
Want to migrate your dedicated, virtualized or cloud server  to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud but don’t know where to start? Need a cloud specialist and trusted partner to perform non-disruptive migrations for you? Don’t have the time, money or expertise required to do your own migration?
Has it really been a decade since Windows Server 2003 hit the market? Technology has come a long way in 10 years. Think about it: today’s servers run workloads for mobile application hosting, social collaboration platforms, streaming video and web hosting. That’s a far cry from a time where only 55 percent of US homes were connected to the Internet. One thing that hasn’t changed on the server front, though, is the requirement for 24/7 performance.
Last week in our Office Hours Google+ Hangout, we answered the question, “What do I need to consider before I move to the cloud?” We examined this question with a few different types of people: those with physical devices only, those currently launching a new project and others. Potential cloud consumers should note that they don’t have to jump into the cloud all at once, but can rather move in an incremental manner. Here are some of the highlights from the Hangout, and you can see the complete video at the bottom on the post.
There are many solutions to consider as you migrate to the cloud. Here are a few key points that are invaluable when integrating Rackspace services into your application. Our goal is to ensure your move to the Rackspace Cloud is a smooth and successful transition.
Many of our prospective Managed Cloud customers are interested in migrating to the open cloud, but some could use a hand getting there. Our Rackspace Cloud Ready team was created to help save you time, and we have assisted many customers with migrations over the past several years.
As many developers and businesses begin looking at the cloud, one question that often comes up is, “What are the steps to migrate my on-premise application to the cloud?” After working on Rackspace’s Cloud Ready team for the past two years, I found that these tips can help you as you begin your journey to the cloud.
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