Co-locating two OpenStack mid-cycle sessions — Security and Barbican — at Rackspace last month ended up with the two groups collaborating so productively that by the end, whiteboards overflowed with data flow diagrams, threat models and documentation.
Earlier this week, I was invited to present at the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Orlando, FL. The theme of the presentation was to discuss how Rackspace is leveraging innovative online analytics technologies and methodologies for digital marketing success. Here are the slides and the video from the presentation.
There’s nothing like working at the Rack (aka Rackspace)—we work hard and we play hard. And we love being fanatical for our customers. It’s been another great year for us. Here’s a look at our year’s highlights, as well as events that impacted our industry:
Last week, IBM announced their move to offer high volume cloud based email services. The offer, called LotusLive, is intended to counter the move to a new set of online offers like Google Apps, and our own Rackspace Email service. IBM is the latest in a long line of traditional enterprise software companies feeling the impacts of new SaaS models. And, like many of those companies, they intend to compete.