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Digital Diversification Diversification is a vitally important business strategy that applies to everything from your finances, your workforce and especially your IT layer. The same way you should never place all of your cash reserves into a single investment or hire only database administrators, you should avoid hosting your critical data on a single device or depend heavily on a single technology and, when possible, avoid deploying at a single location.
Today, we expand the RackConnect portfolio of connectivity services to include a new inter-region private connectivity service. RackConnect RegionLink is a fully managed service that enables you to transfer data between Rackspace Regions at a lower latency and with better throughput than over the Internet by utilizing an MPLS VPN connection over the Rackspace backbone.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
We designed RackConnect and our hybrid cloud to deliver on the promise that you could have the best of both worlds – the security and predictability of dedicated servers combined with the scalability and programmatic control of the cloud. In keeping with this paradigm, the newest version of RackConnect – version 3 — emphasizes scalability and your ability to “own the base and the rent the spike.”
Security – knowing your data and your business are safe – provides peace of mind. That’s why security is an area that we’ve focused on while building RackConnect v3, the latest version of hybrid cloud platform.
RackConnect v3, the latest iteration of our hybrid cloud platform, will be available to all new Rackspace customers starting October 23.
The third and latest iteration of RackConnect, the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud connectivity solution, is now available to a select group of customers through our Limited Availability program.
By Charles Bikhazi,, head of development, Help for Heroes
Gone are the days of being limited in your architecture choices. Today you can pick the best-fit technologies and platforms and mash them together for a hybrid outcome to your problems. I’ve said before that enterprises need to have ONE cloud strategy, and that hybrid cloud, like happiness, isn’t something that money can buy, it’s a choice. Once you make that hybrid cloud choice and change your mindset, you’ll be well on your way to a great hybrid outcome.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Marc Haverland, CTO of TrackVia, a Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer. The BIG Idea behind TrackVia is that average, non-technical business people should be able to design and build their own applications to better and more easily track, manage and do their work, whether it’s individual tasks, department programs or companywide functions. 
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