Rackspace Weekly Digest For January 4

Happy new year! Let’s take a look at how we’re kicking off the new year here at Rackspace in the weekly digest.

The Top 12 Of 2012
2012 was a huge year here at Rackspace. We launched a number of products that shaped our open cloud vision; we fought back against patent trolls; and we officially became the open cloud company. On the Rackspace blog, we chronicled the journey. Check out the 12 most popular blog posts of 2012.

Tune In To The Enterprise Cloud Forum
Each month, Rackspace Advisory Services hosts a panel of cloud computing experts in the Enterprise Cloud Forum, an hour-long virtual roundtable that touches upon a variety of cloud topics followed by Q&A. On Wednesday, January 9 at 11 a.m. CST, the Enterprise Cloud Forum will present “Adopting a Service Provider Mentality and Empowering a Self-Service Organization.” Register now. And to catch up on the last Enterprise Cloud Forum, “Turning Big Data into Big Dollars,” you can download the audio mp3 and the slide presentation.

Inject Innovation Into IT With The Cloud
The question was recently posed: “How can IT departments become better innovators (using the cloud)?” In this blog post, we show that the cloud can help inject innovation into IT in two major ways: infrastructure efficiency and skills effectiveness.

Cloud Block Storage Best Practices
We wrapped up our Rackspace Cloud Block Storage video and blog series recently with a look at best practices for Cloud Block Storage. Check out the rest of the Cloud Block Storage blog series for insight into the differences between Cloud Block Storage and Cloud Files; which Cloud Block Storage option is ideal for your business; and a general overview of Cloud Block Storage.

Global Startup Events Guide
Get out and get to a startup event. With the help of StartupDigest, here’s a lineup of global startup events for January 2013.

Cloud Security Gets Physical
In the latest installment in our cloud security blog series, we take a look at the physical security measures Rackspace has in place to protect your data. Be sure to check out the other installments in the cloud security blog series.

Rack Blogger is our catchall blog byline, subbed in when a Racker author moves on, or used when we publish a guest post. You can email Rack Blogger at blog@rackspace.com.



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