After consulting Merriam-Webster’s to clear up the differences between “telephony” and “telepathy,” I must admit I was hoping to learn about scaling out a solution using the power of my mind in DialSource CEO Joshua Tillman’s keynote today, called “Scaling Cutting-Edge Virtual Telephony with Rackspace.” However, the solution and story that Joshua shared earlier today at Rackspace::Solve New York proved to be thoroughly compelling.
One of the key tenets of the Rackspace Managed Cloud is to offer a level of service that makes Rackspace a true, trusted partner – an extension of your business – and much more than a traditional IT vendor or raw infrastructure provider.
Fostering innovation is hard. It’s a lesson Guy Kawasaki, tech evangelist, author and chief evangelist of Canva, learned in the mid-1980s while working alongside Steve Jobs as Apple’s former chief evangelist. On Monday morning, Guy, a self-proclaimed “very happy Rackspace customer,” kicked off the third Rackspace::Solve summit, held at The Peninsula in downtown Chicago. Here are Guy’s top 10 strategies for fostering innovation:
A lot of companies and startups view DevOps as an option for the future. At Zipline Labs, however, we took an unconventional approach to DevOps. We’ve leveraged Rackspace DevOps Automation Service from our inception. We know that a company without a clear vision is a company without a future; and we see our technology as the loudest voice of our vision. Your technology can’t speak on a second-rate platform. We didn’t want to wait and then have to migrate all of our previous work, including any mistakes we made, to a new platform. Instead, we chose to speed development and deployments across our dev, demo, staging and production environments.
After successful Rackspace::Solve events in San Francisco and New York, it’s Chicago’s turn to hear from some of the most innovative companies about how they’re solving some of their most pressing technical and business challenges.