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Big Data on the Open Cloud

Rackspace ® Private Cloud, Powered by OpenStack ® , Helps Reduce Costs and Improve Operational Efficiency 1. Introduction Rackspace ® Enterprise Business Intelligence group (EBI) is a central team that aggregates, manages and provides business intelligenc ...

The Case for Hosted Exchange

An Osterman Research White Paper Published December 2012 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Because email and other messaging capabilities are so critical to the communication, collaboration and file transport capabilities of most organizations, they have in some respects ...

Filed in: Email & Apps , Exchange

The Ecommerce Customer Experience

A Guide to Understanding and Optimizing Customer Satisfaction for Your Ecommerce Site Introduction The online and offline customer experience varies greatly. In a physical store, customers use physical cues to assess the professionalism and competency of ...

Managing Complex Application Environments:

The Value of Rackspace ® Critical Application Services Sponsored by CITO Research Executive Summary As organizations move more and more information, applications, and interactions online to engage their customers, the performance of external websites and ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

99.999 Is Not Enough: An OpenCloud Approach to Delivering Application Uptime and Performance

Executive Summary The pressure to keep vital applications online and performing well is extreme. The stakes are high; application downtime means loss of revenue, and application slowdown means loss of customers. At the same time, it is hard to achieve end ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

Top Ten Considerations For Enterprise Cloud

Rafat Shaheen , Senior IT Strategist, Enterprise Cloud Solutions Introduction More than ever before, Enterprise IT must be a strategic partner to the business. By focusing more on innovation and less on operations, the IT organization can help the enterpr ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

Cashing in on Cloud - CIO/IDG Research

Introduction IT is now foundational to every business, meaning IT is either an enabler or an obstacle to evolution, adaptation and growth. After all, there is a strong correlation between IT agility and business innovation. So the way business engages wit ...

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Rogue IT: Gaining Control - CIO/IDG Research

INTRODUCTION Being innovative is a must for organizations hoping to compete in today’s global business environment. After all, it’s often the innovation-driven ability to better serve the customer and enhance revenue that fuels competitive advantage. Ofte ...

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Peak Season Prep Guide: Preparing your Ecommerce Site for the Next Big Rush

Introduction Most retailers are familiar with the holiday rush. In brick and mortars, it’s the time of year when more hiring happens to ensure smiling faces in the store to help eager customers and enough cashiers at the registers for fast, stress-free ch ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

PCI Compliance in Rackspace Hybrid Cloud

Authors: Mahesh Gande, Senior Solutions Manager Francis Ofungwu, Product Manager for Rackspace Security Solutions Jarret Raim, Rackspace Cloud Security Product Manager Lizetta Staplefoote, Online Content Strategist 1. INTRODUCTION Meeting Payment Card Ind ...

451 Research: Assessing Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Capabilities In The Market - July 2013

Hybrid cloud – flexible, on-demand IT infrastructure that is centrally managed and located across physical, virtual, customer and provider environments is going to be a dominant trend (See Figure 1). Rackspace currently enjoys some key advantages across a ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report Fall 2012

An Empirical Analysis Of Real World Threats Executive Summary: CLOUD VS. ON-PREMISE SECURITY Web Application Attacks Remain the Most Significant Threat for service provider environments. Is the cloud inherently insecure? Are on-premise It environments a s ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

Nervous About Cloud? Go Hybrid Instead.

Introduction To Hybrid Hosting By Paul Croteau, Enterprise Solutions Evangelist, Rackspace® Hosting 1. Executive Summary Hybrid hosting refers to the combination of customer-dedicated servers and public cloud infrastructure used in parallel to meet a host ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

Cloud: Vision to Reality

Introduction There is no longer any question that the cloud computing model will be the prevailing style of delivery for computing over the coming decades; Forrester Research predicts that the global market for cloud computing will grow from $40.7 billion ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

Outsourcing IT: A Matter of Trust

Introduction With the rising cost of energy and the increasing complexity of the application landscape, the economics of outsourcing some or all of your IT are compelling. When patches, upgrades, and administration are out of IT’s hair, the brightest mind ...

Filed in: Cloud Hosting

Understanding Cloud ROI Factors - CITO Research

Introduction The cloud can save you money. That’s a statement almost everyone agrees with. But exactly how does that work? CITO Research has been examining the ROI of the cloud for several years. In this paper, we share the insights from our research so f ...

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How the Cloud Reshapes TCO Analysis - CITO Research

Introduction As you evaluate the computing landscape at your company, you’ve probably become used to calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of computing assets based on buying and owning a piece of hardware or software. You have some visibility int ...

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Turning Big Data into Big Dollars

Turning Big Data into Big Dollars with Cloud Computing and Open Source Software Anand Bhadouria Sr. IT Strategist, Enterprise Cloud Solutions Executive Summary The future of your enterprise could be at stake if you don’t start turning Big Data into big do ...

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Dedicated vs. Cloud - Important Questions to Ask Yourself

Time to re-evaluate compute performance due to growth or changing business needs? Today, there are more benefits to utilizing a cloud environment than just saving money. More importantly, you’re not on your own. Rackspace® offers a Managed Service Level o ...

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Hybrid Cloud: The Evolved Enterprise Cloud of the Future

Introduction With the benefits of cloud undeniable, enterprises are moving more aggressively toward growing cloud investments. Many startups and SMBs have had the benefit of beginning their IT journey in the cloud era, making adoption of new cloud technol ...

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