Rackspace Weekly Digest: July 5

July Fourth wasn’t the only cause for celebration his week. Here at the Rack, we celebrated a major hybrid cloud collaboration to dig deeper into the mysteries of the universe; we offered job support to Rackers who become Code For America Fellows; and we heard from another of our customers about the benefits of a hybrid cloud. Check out this week’s digest for all that and more.

We’re Collaborating With CERN openlab For Hybrid Cloud-Powered Research
This week, we formed a new contributor agreement with CERN openlab through which Rackspace will deliver a hybrid cloud solution featuring OpenStack-powered public and private clouds that will help CERN advance its important research into the origin of the universe and other mysteries.

How Rackspace Supports Code For America Fellows
At Rackspace, we want to support Rackers who are accepted for Code for America Fellowships. Rackers who are accepted can take the year off to work for Code for America and are guaranteed a job of similar pay and responsibility upon their return. Rackers can go do something great, knowing that Rackspace has their back.

Stay The Course, Survive The Spikes With The Hybrid Cloud
In a guest post, Matt McClure, Vice President, Chief Architect at MapMyFitness, a Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer, detailed how the health and fitness technology company uses the hybrid cloud to power its business.

Rackspace Is A Leader In The First Gartner Magic Quadrant For European Managed Hosting
In April, Gartner announced its Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America and for the second consecutive year we were recognized as a market leader. Now, Gartner has published its first ever Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting, and Rackspace is featured as a European market leader.

Directory Sync: Easy Active Directory Integration For Your Email
Earlier this year, we launched our Directory Sync Preview and loved hearing from you about your experiences using it. We listened to the kudos and to the pain points and made some corrections. Now, Rackspace Directory Sync is available for all US and UK Email & Apps customers.

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