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OpenStack is complicated. It’s hard to deploy and talent is hard to come by.
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.
Chatting with John Engates about his annual cloud predictions has become one of my favorite events. Last week my Office Hours Hangout co-host Drew Cox and I did just that. We took a closer look at each of the five topics, and even had some time leftover to chat about drones, one of John’s personal hobbies.
Happy last Friday before the Christmas holiday, dear readers! This holiday season, as I Uber around San Antonio, I’ve been thinking a lot about Everything-as-a-service. In Network World last month, Frederick Paul called it one of the most dominant trends in technology today, this ability to consume more and more things on an as-needed, pay-as-you-go basis rather than owning it.
As organizations continue to look to the cloud to help them transform their business, they’re seeking solutions to protect one of their most valuable assets — data. Since we launched our mission has been to give enterprises a production-ready private cloud delivered as it should be — as a service — and designed to support their most demanding workloads.
You spoke, we listened — and now we’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of our next generation of OnMetal Cloud Servers: bare metal made better with the elasticity of the cloud and consistent performance of a dedicated environment.
Happy Friday everyone! As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, there are many things we have to be thankful for this year. Friends, family and endless pounds of turkey are probably high on the list, but there are other, more nuanced things we have to be thankful for too.
In the wake of OpenStack Tokyo last month, Rackblog asked Rackers serving as Project Team Leads to share the status of their particular projects.  Lana Brindley’s post on priorities for Mitaka will kick off this occasional series. If you’re a PTL on an OpenStack project and you’d like to write an update, great! Just email blog@rackspace.com.
Happy Friday everyone. Today The Download takes a look at this week’s OpenStack Summit, which wrapped up on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. A strong contingent of Rackers made the trek halfway across the globe to attend, and a number of exciting developments unfolded while they were there.
Each week, Rackspace futurist Robert Scoble looks at emerging trends in his newsletter, Life and Tech. This week’s installment looks into some of the recently announced services and innovations here at Rackspace, as well as what they’ll mean for a multi-cloud world:
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