Rackspace Weekly Digest: May 10

It’s been a busy week here at the Rack. We’ve seen validation of the hybrid cloud; taken a deeper look at Google Glass; rode our bikes to work; and tore down silos at DevOpsDays. Here, we take a look at all of the cool stuff that happened this week.

Hybrid Cloud Is Taking Hold
The hybrid cloud offers the best of all worlds. It allows you to blend the best of the public cloud with private cloud and dedicated servers into one common architecture. And RightScale’s 2013 State of the Cloud Survey confirmed that customers crave hybrid clouds.

Why Google Glass Matters To Rackspace, Developers
Google Glass is a new kind of conversation starter. It will have huge impacts on Rackspace and its business in coming years. It will also change how developers work. This week, Robert Scoble examined why Google Glass matters to Rackspace and developers.

SF Rackers Saddle Up For Bike To Work Day
This week, dozens of Rackers in Rackspace’s San Francisco office celebrated Bike to Work Day. Cycling to work has become a key component of Racker SF culture.

Don’t Ruffle Your Feathers – Rackspace Has Your Back
Downtime can upset customers. Reliable apps need a reliable cloud, and the Rackspace Cloud powered by OpenStack was created from the ground up to help make sure you stay online. Don’t let downtime ruffle your feathers – we’ve got your back.

Open Cloud Helping UTSA Obtain Tier 1 Status
The open cloud, which the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) uses to power its scientific and academic research efforts, is a crucial component of the school’s plan to become recognized as a Tier 1 university.

Good.Co: A Must Have App
This week, we kicked off a new blog series: Must Have App. The first Must Have App is Good.Co, a professional networking app built to help you find joy and meaning in your career and to help employees discover their strengths and how they fit within their role or company culture.

DevOpsDays Austin Breaks Down Barriers
Several Rackers presented at DevOpsDays Austin last week, an event that has become the must-attend conference to bring development and operations together and break down barriers. This week, we looked at some of the highlights and takeaways from DevOpsDays Austin.

New Cloud Control Panel: A Behind The Scenes Look
Want to learn more about what the new Rackspace Cloud Control Panel means for you and your business? Check out the recording of this webinar for a behind the scenes look.

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