Sam and the Startup Adventure: Will Cloud Files Solve Sam’s Problem?

Sam’s startup adventure has been filled with ups and downs. After all the hardwork his developers put into Barronbook, he didn’t take home the prize for the King of the Apps contest.  Sam faces new challenges including an upset investor. He goes back to the drawing board and thinks about what he can do to take it to the next level. Before he starts, he thinks about the Cloud Files features he needs to continue. Follow Sam’s story below to see what he is up to next.

To read about Sam’s adventure starting from the beginning, click the respective links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Are you developing an app using Cloud Files?  Make sure to enter Round 2 of our King of the Apps Contest to be held on May 10th.  Entries are due by May 2nd.

Artwork by Klaus Shmidheiser

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Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.
  • Hmmm. Not wanting to use those cdn urls … Major new feature … A tantalizingly teasing lone “c” left there (methinks on purpose) … Could it possibly be …


    Please oh please let it be so.


    • Ahem … That’s embarrassing … I meant CNAME support.



  • Scott McArthur


    I have just tried the CNAMEs and they are working 🙂
    Maybe it is time to bring CDN back to rackspace.

    Will you be providing a similar way to setup static websites like Amazon does with S3? So we can choose the root document and error document?


  • You guessed it. CNAMEs are here!

  • Scott- Sorry I missed your question. While we know that CNAMEs enable a better website experience for our objects, we do not have plans to go all the way to hosting full static-only sites. At this time, we feel that our partners can do this much better than us, and we have chosen to focus on our core competency of object storage and delivery and stay out of the website hosting game (at least via Cloud Files).