We flushed the format in this week’s Cloud Launch Team Office hours, opening up the floor for questions from all our viewers. This Hangout was such a hit that I am happy to introduce Third Thursday Open Q&A! Here are some of the highlights from last week’s Google+ Hangout.
- I talked about Scheduled Images, which are essentially taking automatic image snapshots of your server. While we had it on our first generation Cloud Servers, we are happy to roll this out to our Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack to help system administrators with their environments.
- Drew Cox talked about how you can improve load times of your front landing page using the geographic distribution of a Content Delivery Network. He emphasized that having this page load quickly helps make your business look more professional.
- I answered a question about what mobile apps are powered by the Rackspace Cloud. We looked at one popular app and examined how a mobile development company can leverage the cloud with multiple nodes under a load balancer. Drew went on to talk about how these developers can utilize Cloud Files to help store user generated assets.
These are some of the highlights from last week’s Office Hours. Be sure to check out the Rackspace Google+ Page for an announcement of our next Hangout. If you have any burning cloud questions, be sure to put them in the comments below! And remember – if we answer your cloud question on-air during a Third Thursday Open Q&A, we’ll send you a Rackspace T-Shirt.