Rackspace Weekly Digest: March 28

We’ve had an incredible week at Rackspace, from launching ObjectRocket in our Hong Kong data center to celebrating the first anniversary of the Open Cloud Academy, our educational training program based in downtown San Antonio. Read all about it in this week’s edition of the weekly digest.

Sharpening Our DevOps Expertise For Your Innovative App
Rackspace would not be able to innovate faster or operate at this massive level of scale without DevOps — our infrastructure is large and automation removes the burden of manual updates across thousands and thousands of servers. Thanks to our DevOps culture, we’ve launched 18 new products in the past 18 months and now have the ability to make more than 2,500 live code updates to our production environment, without customer interruption.

How A Specialist Helps You Perform At Your Best
Performing at the top of your game is key. That’s true for everything: from running a marathon to running a business – performing your best drives success. Here, Rackspace customer MapMyFitness talks about how a hybrid cloud helps it achieve peak performance.

ObjectRocket Blasts Off In Hong Kong
Just 13 months after we acquired industrial strength MongoDB Data-as-a-Service ObjectRocket, the service is now available in our Hong Kong data center. Because ObjectRocket is built specifically on hardware that is fine-tuned for MongoDB, it empowers you to process and analyze large volumes of data quickly and leverage it for a competitive advantage.

Create Cloud Files Container-Level Access Control Policies
In this blog post, we show you how to set up a new user with Role-Based Access Control and apply container-level access control with Cloud Files Access Control Lists. Combining Rackspace Cloud RBAC with Cloud Files ACLs provides fine-grained access control for your Cloud Files containers. Together, they allow you to specify read and write access for your users.

Open Cloud Academy: Making Geeks in San Antonio for One Year
Lots of people are interested in technology, but many of them don’t know where or how to start learning about different tech tools, databases or operating systems. Last week, we celebrated the one year anniversary of the Open Cloud Academy, a Rackspace-backed training program that prepares people for entry-level IT roles. Check out this awesome blog post by Joseph Palumbo, a founding member of the Rackspace Managed Cloud Support Team.

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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