Enhance Your OpenStack Private Cloud with Load Balancing as a Service

Rackspace Private Cloud as a Service customers now have new fully-managed options to improve the performance and efficiency of their private cloud with load balancing as a service. Based on the OpenStack...

Platform Considerations Once You’ve Chosen a Private Cloud

Public clouds are the right choice for many organizations, and across a wide variety of use cases. Certain requirements, however — often some combination of regulation and compliance, security, data proximity, ease...

This is What a Successful Migration Strategy Looks Like

I recently wrote about the three steps smart enterprises take to guarantee successful application migrations to the cloud; today I want to offer a real-world example of what a successful complex migration looks...

Our Award-Winning Infrastructure Roots Support Everything We Do

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, containers, serverless architecture — all are exciting, sexy technologies with the potential to fundamentally change how companies do business. Yet all those technologies are only as good as...

OpenStack-Multa Part 2: configuring your infrastructure VMs using Ansible

In the first part of this blog series, I covered why you might deploy OpenStack on top of OpenStack using Heat and Ansible. If you followed part one, you’ll have deployed...
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Service Blocks – build your own cloud managed service

Over a twenty-year career buying and selling IT services, ten of which I’ve spent building my own managed service practice, it’s fair to say I’ve seen some challenges. The market in...

OpenStack-Multa Part 1: deploying on VMs using Heat

In an ideal world, every OpenStack deployment should have a 'staging' version, so production critical workloads can be tested against the next release.  You should also have an R&D environment for...

Six Key Reasons to Switch to a Cloud-Based Data Warehouse

Data warehouses, which aggregate data from multiple sources so it can be analyzed and acted upon, are critical for business growth. Their ability to quickly process the massive volumes of data...
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Disaster Recovery Explained for Business Leaders

As business leaders, it’s part of our job to prepare for the unexpected, and that includes our IT systems. While severe weather-related outages and cybersecurity breaches make the news, even the smallest...

3 Steps to Simplify Application Migration to the Cloud

Migrating enterprise applications to the cloud is now mandatory for companies that wish to lead in this digital world. Enterprise applications that used to support 100 to 1,000 internal users may now...

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