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Testing AWS CloudFormation Templates with Ansible Boosts Reliability

AWS by Justin Phelps – October 9th, 2015

“We are templating our templates!” Justin Phelps, a DevOps Engineer at Rackspace, explains the value proposition for using Ansible to test AWS CloudFormation templates.

AWS re:Invent Day 2 — New Features Add Power, Choice and Complexity

AWS by Abe Selig – October 8th, 2015

AWS introduced a slew of new features at re:Invent Wednesday that will make the cloud easier to use and more reliable. But many companies are still seeking experts to guide them.

Next Generation MongoDB: Extended Capabilities with WiredTiger

Product & Development by Kyle Hunter – October 8th, 2015

MongoDB 3.0’s WiredTiger offers more granular concurrency control, write-ahead log, memory cache and native compression, and that means lower storage costs, greater hardware utilization, higher throughput and more predictable performance.

Life and Tech with Robert Scoble #25

In this week’s excerpt of Robert Scoble’s Life and Tech weekly email letter, Scoble goes deep on what it means to live in a multi-cloud world.

Git, Docker and Elastic Beanstalk for Agile Development in AWS, Part 1

AWS by Duncan Rutland – October 8th, 2015

In this first of a multi-part series, learn how to use technologies like Git, Docker and Elastic Beanstalk in AWS deployments.

How to Choose the Right EC2 Consumption Model in AWS for Reliability, Savings

AWS by James Cowe – October 8th, 2015

EC2 costs can make up 80 percent of your monthly AWS bill. Learn how to choose the right EC2 instances for the greatest efficiency.

EU Ruling on Safe Harbor: Rackspace Stands Prepared

Thanks to additional safeguards already in place, the invalidation of the Safe Harbor U.S. – EU framework should not significantly impact Rackspace.

AWS re:Invent Day 1 — Fanatical Support for AWS Cuts Through the Buzz

AWS by Abe Selig – October 7th, 2015

Re:Invent kicked off Tuesday with controlled chaos — and the news that Rackspace will now provide its trademark Fanatical Support for one of the world’s leading cloud platforms — Amazon Web Services.

Laying Out a Standardized Infrastructure for AWS

AWS by Sinclair Temple – October 7th, 2015

With years of experience managing cloud environments, and through its partnership with AWS, Rackspace has developed opinionated standards and best practices for architecting solutions in the AWS ecosystem.

How to Synchronize Terminated AWS Instances with Chef, New Relic and Other Saas

AWS by Jim Rosser and Martin Smith – October 7th, 2015

Rackspace’s AWS-certified DevOps engineers offer step by step instructions for terminating AWS instances as part of our Fanatical Support for AWS.

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