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Why Smart SMBs Rely on Microsoft and Rackspace for Security Services

Every business today is concerned about its ability to protect itself from cyberattacks and data breaches, but the pressure on small and medium-sized businesses can be even more acute. That’s because many lack some of the most basic protections, such as email encryption or two-factor authentication. According to a survey conducted last year by YouGov […] The post Why Smart SMBs Rely on Microsoft and Rackspace for Security Services appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

From ‘Day 1’ to Ongoing Optimization: Building a Multi-Layered Security Strategy on AWS

The average cost of a data breach was almost $4 million in 2018. Given today’s advanced threat landscape, smart organizations know they must make the security of their digital environments a top priority and the financial risks of not doing so continue to increase. But the landscape is not all grim. While companies are facing […] The post From ‘Day 1’ to Ongoing Optimization: Building a Multi-Layered Security Strategy on AWS appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace and Tech Mahindra Partner to Lead with New Go-To-Market Strategy

SAN ANTONIO – Rackspace today announced a strategic partnership with Tech Mahindra Ltd., a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, which will enable cross-selling to the Tech Mahindra customer base, joint product and services offerings, and improvements to Rackspace’s internal business applications and processes.  With this partnership, Rackspace will execute […] The post Rackspace and Tech Mahindra Partner to Lead with New Go-To-Market Strategy appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Expands Application Modernization Expertise, India Footprint

The average organization manages more than 300 applications. According to Gartner, application management consumes more than a third of most organizations’ IT budget. Application modernization can serve as the backbone of companies’ digital transformation efforts, boosting efficiency, agility, scalability and interoperability. But most organizations simply don’t have the in-house resources to properly create and execute a […] The post Rackspace Expands Application Modernization Expertise, India Footprint appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for VP of Strategy and Operations, Americas Tracy-Ann Palmer

5 Questions for VP of Strategy and Operations, Americas Tracy-Ann Palmer Tracy-Ann Palmer is a connector and pioneer. Whether it’s people or ideas, if she sees connections and new paths that need to be ventured down, she says it’s in her DNA to make them happen. That’s how she ended up launching and leading both […] The post 5 Questions for VP of Strategy and Operations, Americas Tracy-Ann Palmer appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

27,000 hours, 11 Countries: Countless Lives Impacted by Racker Time and Talent

Every year, Roosevelt High School Family Specialist Francisco Martinez keeps an eye out for students who’d like to attend prom but can’t afford it. He connects them with “Project Prom,” one of the more unique partnerships hosted by Rack Gives Back, Rackspace’s employee-led volunteer organization. Roosevelt High School is one of seven inner-city public schools […] The post 27,000 hours, 11 Countries: Countless Lives Impacted by Racker Time and Talent appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

A Warm Handoff: Rackspace CSO Welcomes Replacement Before Retiring

Rackspace Chief Security Officer Brian Kelly, who has spent the better part of four decades serving in intelligence and security roles in private industry and for the federal government, is set to retire at the end of this month. Before moving to the private sector, Kelly enjoyed a distinguished career in the Air Force, retiring […] The post A Warm Handoff: Rackspace CSO Welcomes Replacement Before Retiring appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Accelerating Innovation Through Integration: Rackspace Partners with MuleSoft

Organizations rely on hundreds of cloud and on-premise applications, tools and databases — and not surprisingly, integrating them is complex and time consuming, making it one of the biggest business and technology challenges they face today. Yet how a company integrates its applications and data to deliver superior customer experiences, business agility and business results […] The post Accelerating Innovation Through Integration: Rackspace Partners with MuleSoft appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Open Cloud Academy Schools Local Girl Scout Troops in Cybersecurity Basics

Johnny Carrera holds a black Tesla coil wand over an upside-down pie pan. “Now we’re going to talk about networking,” he tells the group of Junior Girl Scouts who stand in a ring around him. Their green vests are crowded with badges. “And how information goes from your computer out into the world.” He presses […] The post Open Cloud Academy Schools Local Girl Scout Troops in Cybersecurity Basics appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

When It Comes FedRAMP Authorization, Rackspace Is a Name You Should Know

As I write this, I am a little over a month removed from government service. Prior to coming to Rackspace, I spent 13 years working in the Department of Defense/intel world, working across almost all parts of IT, from research and development to operations, spearheading our cloud migration strategy and execution. Time and again I […] The post When It Comes FedRAMP Authorization, Rackspace Is a Name You Should Know appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

What are “Carrier Hotels” and Why Are They Valuable to Your Business?

60 Hudson Street in New York City occupies an entire city block in Manhattan — a pretty valuable bit of real estate. Originally known as the Western Union building, this 1930 art-deco-style beauty once served as the technological center of the global telegraph system. Today, it serves as the modern version of a technological epicenter, […] The post What are “Carrier Hotels” and Why Are They Valuable to Your Business? appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

SOAR Allows Cybersecurity Talent to Focus on Highest Value Tasks

The cybersecurity industry needs relief — and it may be here, thanks to SOAR technology. In 2018, the cybersecurity workforce gap reached 2.9 million globally, according to a 2018 study, with a shortage of almost half a million skilled personnel in North America alone. At the same time, cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication and cost, leading […] The post SOAR Allows Cybersecurity Talent to Focus on Highest Value Tasks appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Five Rackspace Leaders Named 2019 Women of the Channel

CRN recognized five top Rackspace leaders today as part of its Women of the Channel list for 2019: Vice President of Channel Sales and Channel Chief Lisa McLin Channel Operations Director for North America Judy Vansell Global Partner Leader Vicki Patten Azure Strategic Alliance Manager Dena Marean Regional Partner Manager Lacey Rondon The Rackspace Partner Program […] The post Five Rackspace Leaders Named 2019 Women of the Channel appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Notice of MDS Vulnerabilities

On 14 May 2019, Intel released information about a new group of vulnerabilities collectively called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). Left unmitigated, these vulnerabilities could potentially allow sophisticated attackers to gain access to sensitive data, secrets, and credentials that could allow for privilege escalation and unauthorized access to user data. Our highest priority is protection of […] The post Notice of MDS Vulnerabilities appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace and Telos Team Up to Accelerate the FedRAMP Journey

SAN ANTONIO – May 14, 2019 – Rackspace today announced a new program that provides affordable FedRAMP compliance for SaaS providers, Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls (RISC), powered by Telos® Corporation’s Xacta. Leveraging the power of FedRAMP inheritance and Rackspace’s existing Joint Authorization Board (JAB)-authorized platform-as-a-service, RISC significantly shortens the time and reduces the cost required […] The post Rackspace and Telos Team Up to Accelerate the FedRAMP Journey appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How We’re Knocking Down Silos at Rackspace  

I’ve spent most of my career in tech — Hewlett Packard, HPE, Dell, DXC — and for much of that time, I’ve been aware of Rackspace’s famed culture: the all-hands-on-deck customer service, the deeply embedded service ethos, the servant leadership. So it’s been one of the highlights of my career to be asked to lead […] The post How We’re Knocking Down Silos at Rackspace   appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace VP Lisa McLin Wins Woman of the Year Gold Stevie

Please join us in congratulating Vice President of Channel Sales and Channel Chief Lisa McLin for winning a Gold Stevie for Woman of the Year in the Business Services Industries category of the American Business Awards. “Brains, determination and grit – that’s what we look for in our Woman of the Year,” one ABA judge […] The post Rackspace VP Lisa McLin Wins Woman of the Year Gold Stevie appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Don’t Wait to Seek Migration Expertise for SAP HANA

For more than 25 years, I’ve been helping companies maximize their investment in SAP, one of the most popular and comprehensive enterprise resource planning solutions available. This is a critical time for companies that rely on SAP, as the 2025 deadline for migrating every traditional SAP solution to HANA — SAP’s in-memory, hybrid database management […] The post Don’t Wait to Seek Migration Expertise for SAP HANA appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Service Blocks Explained for Business Leaders

The world today expects everything as a service. Whether it’s ordering a ride, buying groceries or choosing what to watch on television, customers expect to be able to pick out exactly what they need, have it delivered when they need it, without paying for anything more than that. Utilizing the cloud should be no different, […] The post Service Blocks Explained for Business Leaders appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Dell Technologies Recognizes Rackspace as Global Cloud Leader

We are thrilled to announce that Dell Technologies honored Rackspace yesterday as its Global Alliances Partner of the Year, for commitment to our mutual customers, continued focus on innovation and our strategic partnership. The recognition is the latest validation that Rackspace is a true cloud leader, meeting customers wherever they are on their transformation journey, […] The post Dell Technologies Recognizes Rackspace as Global Cloud Leader appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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