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Office Hours Hangout: How to run a cloud “fire drill”

Last week on the Hangout we discussed how to load test before a big event. As part of that discussion, we mentioned the need to run a “fire drill,” to practice what to do in the event that traffic spikes above a certain threshold and the site goes offline.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on October 5th, 2015 by Drew Cox

Office Hours Hangout: How to Load Test Your Site Before a Big Event

There’s a lot to learn about load testing. How do you do it before a big event? What part(s) of the site need to be tested? How do you monitor testing results?
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 28th, 2015 by Alan Bush

Cybersecurity Industry Faces Key Challenges, says British Intel Vet

When I entered the private cybersecurity industry last year after more than two decades in British and American security and intelligence services, including a stint at the National Security Agency in San Antonio, I knew it was a step into the unknown.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 28th, 2015 by Daniel Clayton

Changing the Cybersecurity Game through Information Sharing

Our world’s growing dependence upon computers is stunning. Today, the Internet is the circulatory system of the global economy. It is increasingly apparent that Internet-enabled cloud computing is the Information Technology system of the future, the focal point for our data and applications. The …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 25th, 2015 by Brian Kelly

Office Hours Hangout: 3 Tasks to Offload for a Smoother Black Friday

We had a fun Office Hours show this week, continuing with our Black Friday theme, and including a surprise celebration of my three years as a Racker.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 21st, 2015 by Alan Bush

Office Hours Hangout: Fine-Tune Your Site for Black Friday & Cyber Monday Success

As we approach the big online shopping holiday weekend, we’re focusing our Office Hours Hangouts on being ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We have covered new and improved Rackspace Tools for a successful Black Friday, monitoring infrastructure with Rackspace Intelligence and real-time …

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 14th, 2015 by Alan Bush

The Download: Sept. 11, 2015 — the Castle Edition

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…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 11th, 2015 by Tracy Idell Hamilton

Workload Optimized Cloud Servers Now Available in London

Our London data center has just launched the Compute and Memory-Optimized flavor classes of the Rackspace Workload-Optimized Cloud Servers.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 9th, 2015 by Ari Liberman

Office Hours Hangout: Get Savvy About New Relic Insights

Our latest Office Hours Hangout kept us on the topic of Monitoring. Last week we took a look at Rackspace Intelligence, our single pane of glass which gives customers a real-time and comprehensive overview of the health of their infrastructure at one glance. This week we invited our friends from New…

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 8th, 2015 by Alan Bush

The Download: Sept. 4, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone. This week, The Download takes a look at some of the ways technology is helping businesses succeed, either via the cloud, or through other means of IT transformation.
Filed in Cloud Industry Insights on September 4th, 2015 by Abe Selig
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