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Happy Friday, everyone. This week the Download highlights two incredible events held here at Rackspace HQ. We hosted an incredible Women in Leadership Summit on Wednesday, then turned around and celebrated the opening of the OpenStack Innovation Center, a partnership among Intel, Rackspace and the University of Texas at San Antonio the very next day.
Certified Ubuntu guest images are now available from Rackspace on dedicated servers, meaning one of the world’s popular operating system in the cloud is now available across all platforms.
Cloud technology is rapidly changing the IT landscape and many enterprises are now operating in a hybrid, multi-cloud world. These hybrid environments commonly span multiple physical locations, deployment models and hypervisors. Gone are the days where an organization can standardize around one monolithic technology stack. This multi-cloud world provides flexibility, but creates a new set of challenges for enterprises and their application developers.
When Exeter, UK-based entrepreneurs Darren Westlake and Luke Lang noticed how difficult it was for up-and-coming businesses to raise startup capital, they knew there had to be a better way.
This post originally appeared on OpenStack Silicon Valley on Aug. 12. 
I travel to Bangalore, India, regularly, and every time I’m there I’m both fascinated and amazed by the rapid development and the huge changes completed between my trips.
Since OpenStack was founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010, it has become one of the fastest growing open source communities in the world, with more than 520 member companies and 27,000 individual contributors across 167 countries. During this time, we have continually worked to strengthen the open source cloud platform through our upstream contributions and community involvement. We’ve seen enterprise OpenStack adoption take off, creating what analysts estimate becoming a multi-billion dollar market.
This past weekend — July 19, to be exact — marked the 5th anniversary of the creation of OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform we developed at Rackspace, together with NASA, back in 2010.
As OpenStack Israel approaches, Rackspace’s very own Alan Weinkrantz, Brand Ambassador to Israel for the Rackspace Startup Program, sat down with Kevin Jackson, Principal Cloud Architect and co-author of the OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, for the Times of Israel.
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