In this edition of the Google+ Office Hours Hangout, we talked about some of first steps to achieve security in the cloud. While security is a topic that deserves weeks of discussion, we wanted to give a quick overview on some of the basic practices. If you have any other questions about securing your solutions in the cloud, check out Wayne Walls’s security post as part of his Pillars of Cloudiness and feel free to give us a call at Rackspace and ask for a Launch Manager. Here are some of the highlights from last week’s Hangout – and you can scroll to the bottom to watch the Hangout in its entirety.
Many of our ecommerce customers wonder how they can take advantage of cloud computing while remaining PCI compliant. With the hybrid cloud, they can take advantage of the scalability of our Cloud Servers while using a database on a dedicated server to process payment transactions. The best part is that if you have questions on how to make this happen, our Cloud Launch Team is going to be there to help you out.
Today marks the Third Anniversary of OpenStack. In this mini-documentary, we hear from some of the founders and early contributors to OpenStack as they look back to the initial collaboration and reflect on the joining of like-minded developers and technologists that ignited the OpenStack open source movement.
One of the things that I am most proud about doing at Rackspace is starting the Cloud Launch Team. This team was designed to help existing and potential customers create the best cloud architecture and get the most out of this revolutionary new technology. Our team of Launch Managers has its fingers on the pulse of the technologies that power the cloud as well an understanding of what developers need to make the new generation of scalable applications. When you call Rackspace, all you have to do is ask to speak to a Launch Manager.
Compelling consumer applications are created every day. As your data center needs more capacity, the cloud will be critical to success. Are you ready for the IT implications, both internally and externally? What are the key considerations to help plan for the needed capacity over time? And how can the cloud best work with your existing applications?
With open sourced software providing increasingly easy access to technology, the IT landscape is constantly changing. A problem that you encounter today may have a solution that is only days or weeks old. With so much change, it is hard to keep up with the latest developments. Fortunately, we got you covered at Rackspace.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Ugo Quaisse, CTO and President of Smartvisite, a Rackspace customer. Smartvisite specializes in tech mass video production, websites and rich media for real estate. Ugo is a web entrepreneur, formally a developer, a web enthusiast and a UI designer with marketing skills. For the past decade, Ugo has also specialized in web design, social SEO and SEO for a variety of businesses and organizations.