Rackspace Weekly Digest: October 3

Finally, fall is in the air. With each new season comes lots of exciting happenings, both here at the Castle and with our customers around the world. The first week of October has had its ups and downs—but we’re hoping the rest of the month will be one smooth ride into all things festive and Fanatical. Read all about it in this week’s edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest:

An Apology
Recently, a security vulnerability in software used by several major cloud providers forced us to reboot some of our customers’ servers. For any inconvenience this may have caused, we are sorry. This post is a full text of the email our President and CEO Taylor Rhodes sent to customers affected by the vulnerability.

What Role Will VARs Play In A Future of Networked Hybrid Clouds?
With the recent introduction of more comprehensive partner networked ecosystems such as the VMware vCloud Air Network and the Microsoft Cloud OS Network, the value that a Value Added Reseller traditionally brings to a customer wedded to their on-premise solutions has changed significantly.

Try RackConnect v3 In Our Limited Availability Program
The third and latest iteration of RackConnect, the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud connectivity solution, is now available to a select group of customers through our Limited Availability program. This new version delivers a list of elegant solutions to a number of problems that many of our fastest growing customers face every day.

Using Docker Containers With CoreOS
Recently, our Docker special interest group welcomed CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips for a conversation on using Docker containers with OS. Here are some high-level takeaways from our discussion, including some cool charts and graphs.

8 Steps CIOs Can Take To Bring Shadow IT Into The Light
Nearly every IT leader these days is wresting with Shadow IT – the dynamic in which end users obtain IT solutions from cloud service providers without informing corporate IT. In fact, CIO Magazine’s 2014 State of the CIO Survey results revealed four out of five IT leaders feel IT projects done without IT involvement are creating problems.

Why Cloud Sites And Cloud Files Are The Perfect Complement
Rackspace Cloud Files is a super easy, reliable and cost efficient way to store your Cloud Sites website content. Because both Cloud Sites and Cloud Files are part of the Rackspace Managed Cloud, using the two products together is hassle-free.

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here