Rackspace Weekly Digest: June 28

This month, we’ve talked a lot about the evolution of OpenStack and how developers are the key innovators for any business in this new IT world. Don’t worry if you missed out because we’re spotlighting all that and more – including DBA Services, hybrid cloud customers, hacking and automated deployments – in this edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest.

Rackspace Private Cloud Now On OpenStack Grizzly; Adds Virtual Networks, Active Directory Integration
Earlier this week we launched the latest version of Rackspace Private Cloud Software, which is built on OpenStack Grizzly and adds new features including Active Directory and LDAP integration; OpenStack Networking; and advanced block storage support. To check out and download the latest version, go to the Rackspace Private Cloud Software page.

Growing And Scaling With Big Data On The Hybrid Cloud
In a guest post, Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer Corporation Wiki discusses how his company uses the hybrid cloud to handle big data and scaling.

Automate Your Deployments: Quickly, Easily Launch Your App In The Rackspace Cloud
With Rackspace Deployment Services you can automate deployment of your applications in the Rackspace Cloud without manual installation. Rackspace Deployment Services is available for an Early Access preview. To learn more about Rackspace Deployment Services and to be an early access tester during the preview for this new feature, please click here to take a quick survey.

Rackspace DBA Services: Expert Assistance For Database Administration
This week we added a new layer of support to help your organization manage its databases across the lifecycle: Rackspace DBA Services, which allows your organization to use Rackspace’s expertise on database administration as an extension of your own DBA teams. You can call Rackspace when you need help with your databases and get expert assistance from one of our database administrators, or DBAs.

Come Test Again: Join Us For Our Second Appium Hackathon
Our first Appium Hackathon was such a success, that we’re doing it all over again. Join us on Monday, July 1 from 3 p.m. to 6: p.m. (PDT) for our second Appium mobile testing hackathon at Rackspace’s San Francisco office. There will be plenty of beer and snacks on hand.

Hacking Human Behavior
It’s important for startups to understand the concepts of behavioral economics to hack the behavior of potential customers. In this blog post, Mailgun co-founder Taylor Wakefield discusses hacking human behavior.

Ignite Innovation: Turn Developers Loose On Hybrid Cloud
In the old world of IT, if you didn’t have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. In the cloud world, developers have access to resources they can spin up instantly. With a hybrid cloud, you can ignite innovation and empower your developers to focus on what they need in this new IT world.

Rackstories – The Rackspace Customer Culture Portal
Want to know how other customers and like-minded companies use the Rackspace Cloud and our portfolio of products? Well, now you can! This week we introduced Rackstories, an online portal filled with customer stories, case studies, videos, technical content, customer quotes, logos and more.

How Do My Hosting Decisions Today Affect Tomorrow?
When it comes to hosting your app, how can you design a configuration within your budget that gives you all the options for growth and stability down the road? Joseph Palumbo, a founder member of Rackspace’s Cloud Launch Team, answers that question and more in this video.

Leezia Dhalla was the Speakers Bureau Program Manager at Rackspace until 2015, where she was responsible for coordinating external speaking engagements and developing corporate messaging for senior leadership, software developers and key subject matter experts. graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.


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