With over 600,000 apps in the Apple App Store, and over 25,000 submitted every week, the number of apps on the market right now is staggering. The biggest problem that application developers face today is discoverability. Everyone wants to be the next Instagram or Angry Birds. But how do you rise above the noise? ooomf is an engagement platform that is reinventing the way apps and app makers are explored and discovered today.
When it feels like the whole world is watching, you need a web site that can handle a massive traffic spike. For Villy Custom, a Rackspace Cloud Sites customer and Rackspace Startup Program member, that spike was roughly 3.2 million hits in a span of just about 25 minutes.
Jonathon Ende began his entrepreneurial pursuit and started his first company in Southern Florida. He is currently the CEO of his latest startup, bizodo. Based in NYC, Bizodo allows anyone to easily convert any document into an easy to use web form. The existing process of exchanging data and documents online is costly and frustrating. It involves lots of time, pens, paper and printers. Bizodo allows you to create, complete and sign any document via a simple link. Upon submission it automatically creates the doc, allows for eSignatures, creates a database of info and syncs it with your cloud.
This is a guest blog post written and contributed by Tim Gunter, Director of Infrastructure and DevOps at Vanilla Forums Inc. Vanilla Forums is a Rackspace Cloud customer that provides SaaS-based community forums. Tim and his team recently visited Rackspace’s Castle headquarters.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Will Carter, co-founder and CTO of Ad Hoc Labs, a Rackspace customer that recently launched Burner, an app designed to create and “burn” temporary phone numbers to protect user privacy.
Infochimps knows what it’s like to deal in big data; it’s the company’s specialty as a big data platform for the cloud. And one of its top requirements is flexibility. As Infochimps Operations Engineer Nathanial Eliot put it: no two jobs are alike – one may need thousands of servers, one may need two. Flexibility and scalability are two of the reasons Infochimps is excited about Rackspace Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack.
ScaleXtreme offers monitoring and management software that integrates internal servers and Rackspace servers in a single pane view. As CEO and Co-Founder Nand Mulchandani pointed out, in ScaleXtreme’s software Rackspace servers look no different than internal servers, which gives the customers comfort and visibility while letting them control their servers in the same way.