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Rackspace is known for our Fanatical Support. It’s common to contact us when something breaks, but there are other reasons to contact your Fantical Support team. This article explains some of those reasons.  
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Account Services

Rackspace introduced the concept of charging customers only for the bandwidth that they actually use in a given period. Other providers use what is commonly referred to as the 95th percentile method. This method takes readings of...
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COMPARISON OF HOSTING TYPES
 
Cloud HostingShared
TraditionalVPS
TraditionalCloud
 
Like sharing your apartment with roommates. Everyone has access to the same resources, but you cannot customize shared space to suit your taste....
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I. SUMMARY
Over the past eighteen months, cloud computing has made significant strides in transforming itself from a niche technology to a key element and quite often an extension of enterprise production environments. As...
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The Rackspace® open cloud empowers a SaaS IT army of one.
CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: BambooHR is a SaaS company that helps businesses manage HR records online.
CHALLENGES: Still a startup, the company has only one IT employee and a...
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COMPANY'S BUSINESS: SaaS - Human Resource/Recruiting
PROBLEM: Seeking a provider that could deliver a cost-effective, yet high performance and secure IT environment that takes advantage of leading-edge cloud and dedicated hosting...
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COMPANY'S BUSINESS: Managed File Transfer; Business Data Exchange in the Cloud; Secure FTP Hosting; Endpoint Security; Email Attachment Security
CHALLENGES: Need exible solution with impactful total cost of ownership that...
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COMPANY'S BUSINESS: Educational Software for K-12
PROBLEM: Unreliable hosting was causing significant downtime. They also desired a solution that would save money and keep staffers from having to closely monitor servers....
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Mobile Daily Deals
PROBLEM: Small IT team handling hundreds of thousands of emails per month, while software is their primary focus.
SOLUTION: Cloud Servers for applications, databases, load balancing,...
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COMPANY'S BUSINESS: SaaS eCommerce tool provider for online retailers; Provide integration with in-store point-of-sales systems
CHALLENGE: Availability of the site is business-critical
SOLUTION: Private Cloud, Cloud ServersTM...
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COMPANY'S BUSINESS: E-commerce site offering diet and health solutions
CHALLENGE: Handling lots of traffic with flexibility, reliability, and support
SOLUTION: Cloud ServersTM with a Managed Service Level, including Cloud FilesTM...
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BUSINESS: Social application that helps users meet other people and measure their social media value
CHALLENGE: Needed a flexible, affordable solution to handle rapid growth and a lot of data, with room to experiment
SOLUTION:...
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AT A GLANCE
CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS:Industry: IT services provider Business Name: Cybera Headquarters: Alberta, Canada Size: Not-for-profit, 23 employees
CHALLENGES:Work with Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE...
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Specialized e-commerce sites for home improvement products and supplies
CHALLENGE: Availability of e-commerce site is vital to support high traffic and transactions
RACKSPACE SOLUTION: Rackspace Dedicated...
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Cloud experts, Major Hayden and Robert Collazo, answer questions submitted from the community. In this episode, they cover:
1- How is data stored for Cloud Servers?
2- How can you secure your private interface?
3 -What is Deploy-...
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1. Introduction
Many organizations perceive cost reduction as one of the primary benefits of adopting a cloud hosting model. In practice however, this is not always an accurate assumption. There are nuances to the financial...
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Multi-site Hybrid Clouds, the next stake in Ground in the evolution of Cloud Computing
 
1. Executive Summary
In the evolution of cloud computing, hybrid cloud has made its mark; by changing the way businesses consume cloud...
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Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report Spring 2012
 
Executive Summary

While there is clearly a heightened perception of risk in the cloud, are these fears supported by empirical data? The customers and partners of Alert...
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More enterprises are moving applications to the cloud every day, seeking faster implementation, more flexibility, and lower cost. But not everyone has a master plan; these decisions are sometimes made on the fly with little...
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An Analysis of the Gaps Between Virtualization and Cloud Computing
 
Introduction
If you’re considering extending your use of virtualization technology to improve utilization of your computing resources, you may have heard that...
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Introduction
 
How can IT effectively support innovation? The right way to support innovation varies dramatically depending on the context. Innovation in medicine or oil exploration begins with research and proceeds through a...
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Executive Summary
With economies all around the world looking for solutions to an increasingly dire economic situation, we believe that facilitating the creation of new businesses by individuals and teams with an entrepreneurial...
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 How the OpenStack™ Project Eliminates Cloud Lock-InWritten by:John Engates, Chief Technology OfficerRobbie J. Wright, Senior Manager, Enterprise Marketing
ABSTRACT
 
Cloud computing stands well poised to help enterprises...
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Written by Brian Jawalka, Rackspace Enterprise Architect
Few things irritate users and web visitors more than a slow response from a web-enabled application. This white paper highlights how today’s new generation of application...
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What is The Cloud?
You may have heard the term cloud computing or 'the Cloud', but could you describe what it is? There are so many definitions flying around that you wouldn't be alone if you struggled to define it. Therein...
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Executive Summary
With Cloud Computing becoming more widely utilized, it is important for organizations to understand ways to maximize benefits and minimize risks of a move to the cloud. This paper details the significant...
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Executive Summary
Cloud Computing is a revolution that will define IT in the second decade of the 21st Century. This new form of computing is perfectly poised to provide solutions to a host of business problems within...
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Executive Summary
 
Cloud Computing is a broad term that describes a broad range of services. As with other significant developments in technology, many vendors have seized the term “Cloud” and are using it for products that sit...
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 Authored by Ben Kepes as part of the CloudU Series, Sponsored by Rackspace. Click here to learn more.
Executive Summary
There are many reasons for organizations to move from traditional IT infrastructure to Cloud Computing. One...
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Authored By: Sean Patterson, Solutions Engineering Manager
Cloud computing is here, and it’s real.  It is, as we hear more often these days, The Future of Computing.  If you’re not yet leveraging cloud computing to streamline...
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Authored by John Engates, Rackspace CTO
Introduction
 
The rise of managed hosting and the cloud have sparked much speculation among IT professionals. Do these help or hurt IT job prospects? Are IT departments in danger of being...
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WRITTEN BY:
Lew Moorman, Chief Strategy Officer
Robbie J. Wright, Senior Manager, Enterprise Marketing
ABSTRACT
Cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in enterprise IT today. However, amidst all the hype and...
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How Superior Price/Performance Can Create a Business Advantage
 
A whitepaper by AMD and Rackspace
 
Contributors:
Toby Owen, Senior Manager for Hyrbid Cloud Solutions, Rackspace Hosting
Brian Corrigan, Chief Technology
 ...
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Executive Summary
As IT increases in complexity each year, many small and medium businesses have little or no understanding of what a move to Cloud Computing really means in terms of underlying technology. While we contend that...
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What if your IT team could focus their expertise on building your business instead of maintaining your servers? What if you had a backup team of experts focused strictly on hosting, available to you 24-7-365, freeing you to...
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If creating a website for your business is on the horizon, you may be wondering which content management system (CMS) is the best choice for you. Here’s a look at three of the most widely-used ones. All three are open-source...
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Cloud computing in the public cloud has raised some security questions for businesses that have regulatory compliance requirements. Barriers to adopting public cloud for security-sensitive applications have been created because...
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Rapid Application Development (RAD) refers to a type of software development methodology that uses minimal planning in favor of rapid prototyping. One of the many challenges of RAD is the constant demand for rapid deployment of...
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There is more to a Private Cloud than simply virtualization technology. A true private cloud is backed up by a technology partner that provides everything you need for private cloud, going well beyond the virtualization layer...
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Sharepoint

Below is a list of frequently asked questions related to Rackspace Services For SharePoint.
How do I create a Windows Cloud Server with SharePoint?
From within your Rackspace Cloud Control Panel, follow the standard process to...
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Overview
Rackspace has created new versions of our Windows 2008 R2 image. These new versions include SharePoint Foundation 2010, MS SQL Express 2008 R2, and MS SQL Standard 2008 R2 pre-installed. These images have been...
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Web Technologies

The following article presents a variety of architectural setups that could potentially serve your business or personal project(s).
Basic Cloud
Tiered Cloud Configuration
Web Application Configuration
Content Management System...
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The demand for storage is growing quickly... but choosing the right technology to support it can be challenging. This white paper helps by describing the four types of data assets and recommending the best hosted storage option(s...
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Content Management Systems

If creating a website for your business is on the horizon, you may be wondering which content management system (CMS) is the best choice for you. Here’s a look at three of the most widely-used ones. All three are open-source...
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