Rackspace Weekly Digest: December 6

December started off strong here at the Rack. We celebrated a major victory in the fight against patent trolls; kicked off our Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar; and offered some insight into MongoDB. But that’s not all. Take a look at the digest and get up to speed on everything that happened this week.

House Passes Innovation Act, Deals Major Blow To Patent Trolls
The U.S. House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed the Innovation Act, dealing a major blow to non-practicing entities (NPEs), more commonly known as patent trolls.

What Can We Learn From HealthCare.gov?
This week, Rackspace CTO John Engates joined the Cloud Launch Team’s weekly Office Hours Hangout on Google+ to talk about his visit to Washington, D.C. to get a behind the scenes look at HealthCare.gov and the measures put in place to fix it. Check out full video of the Hangout in which John shares lessons we can all learn from HealthCare.gov’s issues and what we can do to avoid them with our own websites.

The Limitations Of DIY MongoDB, And How To Choose A Provider
This week, we took a look at some of the limitations of do-it-yourself (DIY) MongoDB on the public cloud and offered insight into how to choose the right cloud provider for your MongoDB database.

The Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar Is In Full Swing
Rackspace Cloud Strategist Hart Hoover is offering 24 days of tips and tricks for the Rackspace Cloud with the Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar (our take on a traditional Advent calendar). Throughout December, he’s publishing a tip a day. Catch up on the first week of tips and tricks from the Rackspace Cloudvent Calendar.

Ecommerce Upgrade: Higher Performance, Lower Costs In The Hybrid Cloud
In this guest post, Rackspace customer LoveSac highlights how the Hybrid Cloud kicked its ecommerce platform into high gear.

Don’t Let Slow eCommerce Sites Frustrate Online Shoppers
This week we celebrated Cyber Monday – the unofficial online shopping holiday. Ecommerce sites will be slammed with increased web traffic as shoppers clamored for the best deals. According to our recent survey, slow websites and site crashes are among the main frustrations online shoppers encounter during the holidays. Check out more of our findings. It’s never too early to start planning for next year’s Cyber Monday.

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