Rackspace Weekly Digest: April 26

There’s been a lot of ruckus this month here at the Rack. We sent over 130 Rackers to OpenStack Summit Portland last week, and we recently unveiled tons of new product features that are changing how we deliver Fanatical Support.

Here’s more good news: we have yet to show any signs of slowing down. Don’t worry if you missed out because we’re talking technology and going green in this week’s edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest.

Cloud Monitoring Adds Server Monitoring, Graphs And More
Last fall Rackspace announced the unlimited availability of Cloud Monitoring, our highly available API-driven monitoring system that is changing how we deliver Fanatical Support. Since then, we’ve been quietly adding features and we’re continuing to unveil even more. Check out our blog post on how you can get server monitoring, graphs and more.

Rackspace Is Named A Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant For Managed Hosting For North America
For the second consecutive year, Rackspace has been recognized as a market leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting. We had a great run in 2012: we launched a suite of new open cloud products on tight deadlines, and we migrated many customers to our new platform. This year, we’ll continue to shape the future of the open cloud by expanding our hybrid cloud portfolio.

Go From A Cloud Beginner To A Cloud Big Timer
Are you just getting started with the cloud, system administration or software development? We have a number of tools to help you go from a cloud beginner to a cloud expert. Here we explain how the Rackspace Knowledge Center, the Open Cloud Community and the Open Cloud Academy can help you become a cloud computing pro. And the accompanying video is pretty funny too.

Top Cloud Computing Myths Of 2013 [Infographic]
All of the information and misinformation around the real benefits of cloud computing is enough to make your head spin. To stop the spinning, we’ve created an infographic that will help debunk the top cloud myths still prevalent in 2013.

Rackspace On Startups: Lew Moorman
Rackspace On Startups is a video series that explores insights from tech evangelists and founders – from Woz to Graham Weston. Here, Rackspace President Lew Moorman shares his thoughts on startups and why they’re so important to Rackspace.

Let’s Build A Better Planet
To celebrate Earth Day, we launched responsibility.rackspace.com to show how we think about the three Ps: people, pocket and planet. We want to make sure that we’re building world-class practices across our business, so we publicly released our Global Energy Policy earlier this week.

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Leezia Dhalla is the Speakers Bureau Program Manager at Rackspace, where she is responsible for coordinating external speaking engagements and helping to develop corporate messaging for senior leadership, software developers and key subject matter experts. Her interest in writing and foreign affairs led her to Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.