SQL on Azure – How clear are your options?

When moving existing workloads to Azure SQL, you’ll find some of the headlines you’ve heard don’t quite work in practice. Workloads should always be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Here’s...

Azure Site Recovery is the Place to Start for Business Continuity

For Microsoft Azure users, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, or BCDR, just got a whole lot easier — and more effective. Microsoft released Azure Site Recovery for Azure virtual machines to...

Colocation: Getting Out of the Data Center and into AWS

One of the first talks I gave after I started working at Rackspace was to a global financial company based in the UK that had just sunk several million dollars into...

Achieving a ‘single pane of glass’ on Kubernetes

Developers are demanding increasing speed and scalability, while containers are becoming the default option for cloud native and infrastructure as code delivery teams. The cure to deploying microservices in minutes without involving...

Getting Started with Security: Finding the Best Value for the Budget You Have

Every business needs to balance keeping costs in line and while getting the value it needs from products and services. But where to draw that line with security? An evolving necessity, security...

A Better Option for Your Non-Cloud-Native Workloads

More options than ever exist to accelerate digital transformation efforts, yet hurdles like migrating legacy apps remain. That’s one of our key takeaways from Dell Technologies World 2018 last week in Las...

Three Tips (and an Invitation) for Modernising Your IT Infrastructure

Beginning this week, Rackspace is teaming up with Google and Red Hat to offer free interactive "Modernise IT" workshops in a handful of cities around the country. For those who can't make a...

How Can ‘Postmodern ERP’ Benefit Your Business?

For many organisations across the globe, 2018 is bringing together transformation and integration across their IT ecosystems. One of the biggest transformational changes IT can expect is that enterprise resource planning, or...

SAP on Azure: the Microsoft Cloud Advantage

Even though making use of the cloud isn’t quite the daring leap it used to be, it can still be an intimidating venture, especially when it comes to hosting mission-critical applications. But...

End-to-End Management of Amazon Aurora Maximizes Advantages, Keeps Costs Down

Managing a relational database is a common headache for businesses — but now, it doesn’t have to be. Provisioning for continued growth and protecting against data loss, while also managing associated costs,...

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