One of the recommendations we often make to our Cloud Servers customers is to always ensure you have valid backups of your servers and data. One of the most critical ways you can ensure this is to take a regular “image” of your Cloud Server. Today we offer you access to Scheduled Images for your next generation Cloud Servers.
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.
It is hard to imagine a nicer setting for a conference than Nice, the beautiful Mediterranean city on the Côte d’Azur in southern France. I had the pleasure of traveling to Nice in mid-May to present a keynote at the TMForum, a summit of global telecommunications providers. I was taken in by the azure waters off the Promenade des Anglais, the intimacy of old-world plazas and the resplendent lighting of the Hotel Negresco at night.
I was at Cloud Connect in Santa Clara a few weeks ago watching fellow Racker Lisa Larson give a well-received presentation about how IT departments would be wise to consider adopting a service provider mentality. Afterward, I joined Lisa at Rackspace’s booth to engage in some Q&A with conference attendees. There were plenty of great questions from other IT professionals, but interestingly, the question that garnered the most interest wasn’t about technology, but was about managing change:
Alan Perkins recently joined Rackspace as Director of Product and Technology, Asia Pacific. In this two-part series, he discusses why he joined Rackspace. In Part I, he highlighted the company and its values.
In a recent episode of Mad Men, Peggy Olson channels her old boss, Don Draper, when she pitches Heinz ketchup. There’s ketchup, Peggy says, and then there’s the cheap and watery imitation—catsup. “They’re selling their watered down, flavorless sauce by pretending that they’re you,” she says, looking straight at the Heinz executive. “It makes you angry, doesn’t it?” The exec seems intrigued. A beat later, Peggy says, “But I always say, if you don’t like what they’re saying, change the conversation.” Then she uncovers her concept: