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This is a guest post written and contributed by Ravi Chandran, Founder & CTO at XtremeData, Inc., a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. XtremeData provides a scalable, full-featured SQL data warehouse solution for Big Data analytics.
Developers want to spend time focusing on new features rather than managing their databases. This reinforces the importance of database-as-a-service (DBaaS). This is why today we’re fortifying our technology partnership with Cloudant through a strategic investment.
When you’re working in your cloud app, the cloud enables you to easily spin up and down different servers and services with a click of a button. The drawback to this model, however, is that cost can be difficult to track. It’s easy to forget to shut down an instance, or a bug in app code could spin instances up without ever taking them down. Monitoring your costs is the third metric that developers should monitor, and Rackspace Cloud Tools partner Cloudability is a third-party tool that can be a big help.
We live in a world of multiple clouds: on- and off-premise, public and private, and from various providers. And managing those multiple clouds can be a headache.
Managing a database is hard. It’s a time-consuming process that requires experienced tech specialists to work around-the-clock in order to meet the complex demands of provisioning, monitoring security and delivering creative solutions.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Greg Harder, senior product manager at Apptio, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Apptio provides Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for running IT like a business. Specifically, Apptio’s free Cloud Express service allows businesses to track the usage and costs of public cloud services.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Andrew Tull at TappIn, a part of the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace. TappIn by Globalscape provides instant access to files everywhere to enhance productivity.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Brian Putt, CTO of Heyo, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Heyo provides drag-and-drop simplicity for business marketing: social, mobile and web.
This is the sixth in a series of posts that will drill deeper into cloud security and some of the key questions it sparks. In the fifth installment, I highlighted somecompliance standards and regulations that keep the cloud secure. In this sixth installment, I will showcase some of our Rackspace Cloud Tools partners that focus on security in the cloud.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Sudhi Seshachala, CTO at Xervmon, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Xervmon offers cloud management, spend analytics and budget forecasts across the entire cloud stack (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and *aaS) and legacy IT infrastructure in a single pane dashboard that is highly configurable and simple to understand.
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