This is a guest post written and contributed by James Messer, President and CEO at Transverse, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Transverse’s dynamic activity-based billing solution, TRACT, allows companies to customize and automate their billing model to capture new revenue streams.
The verdict is in: distributed object stores like Rackspace Cloud Files, based on OpenStack Swift, are winning the battle for scale-out storage. Anyone can now deploy petabyte-scale storage on inexpensive commodity hardware with data-durability and availability guarantees that far exceed RAID based setups, at a fraction of the cost.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Frank Cohen, CTO and Founder at Appvance, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Appvance provides functional, load and performance testing in order to provide third-party validation that apps will stay up and running under heavy usage.
As a developer, you understand just how complex your application stack can be. Depending on its environment, there can be dozens to hundreds of critical components that together make up your cloudy app, and each piece is vital to its performance and reliability. To monitor each component, you might use multiple, non-integrated tools to gain visibility into your stack. And that makes troubleshooting app performance issues a challenging endeavor.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Ravi Chandran, Founder & CTO at XtremeData, Inc., a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. XtremeData provides a scalable, full-featured SQL data warehouse solution for Big Data analytics.
When Rackspace launches a new cloud service globally, take note. As the open cloud company, Rackspace knows what customers need. Now Rackspace once again advances the state of cloud computing with networking services on demand, powered by the Brocade Vyatta vRouter.
Developers want to spend time focusing on new features rather than managing their databases. This reinforces the importance of database-as-a-service (DBaaS). This is why today we’re fortifying our technology partnership with Cloudant through a strategic investment.
Building mobile apps that include a large amount of photo and video content yet still perform and download quickly can be challenging. But by integrating Trigger.io Reload and Rackspace Cloud Files, it’s possible to achieve fast performance by storing media locally within the app, while also allowing fast updates from the cloud.