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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.

Aeroméxico Thrives with Rackspace and Red Hat

Conferences are valuable because they offer face time with customers, partners and industry colleagues, allowing us to share and learn a great deal in a short amount of time. We’re looking forward to Red Hat Summit 2019 for that very reason. This year, we’re featuring the story of Aeroméxico, which in three short years has […] The post Aeroméxico Thrives with Rackspace and Red Hat appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for Newly Appointed Rackspace CEO Kevin M. Jones

Over his three-decade career, Kevin M. Jones has successfully transformed businesses to industry-high levels of both growth and profitability. Now he brings that global leadership experience to Rackspace as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Kevin led the successful transformation of MV Transportation, the largest privately held transportation contracting firm in the U.S. As CEO, he […] The post 5 Questions for Newly Appointed Rackspace CEO Kevin M. Jones appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Kevin Jones Appointed as Rackspace Chief Executive Officer

SAN ANTONIO – April 24, 2019 – Rackspace announced the appointment of Kevin M. Jones as Chief Executive Officer, effective as of today. Mr. Jones most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of MV Transportation, Inc. As CEO of Rackspace, Mr. Jones will be responsible for the company’s global strategy and operations, spanning the U.S. […] The post Kevin Jones Appointed as Rackspace Chief Executive Officer appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Google Cloud Names Rackspace 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year

We are honored that Google Cloud named Rackspace its 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year during last night’s awards ceremony at Next ‘19, Google Cloud’s annual flagship conference, held in San Francisco. Rackspace SVP & GM of Cloud and Infrastructure Services Prashanth Chandrasekar called the recognition “the latest validation of Rackspace’s disruptive, integrated and […] The post Google Cloud Names Rackspace 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace, KDDI and iret: Creating a Multi-Cloud Collaboration in Japan

Rackspace is proud to announce the joint signing of a memorandum of understanding between Rackspace, KDDI Corporation and iret, Inc. toward the provision of world-class quality multi-cloud professional and managed services in Japan. Migration from legacy IT to the cloud is fueling growth in Japanese markets, as a growing number of mid-market and enterprise organizations […] The post Rackspace, KDDI and iret: Creating a Multi-Cloud Collaboration in Japan appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How to Keep Critical Databases Highly Available in the Cloud

Highly available databases are often the true heart of an organization. They’re key to just about every function of modern business processes: billing, online transactions processing, reports and analytics and therefore need to work, and work all the time. That’s why more than 15,000 organizations worldwide use Oracle RAC database clusters to run their most […] The post How to Keep Critical Databases Highly Available in the Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for Rackspace SVP of Corporate Development Jesse Burros

Former investment banker Jesse Burros, who established and led the cloud services investment banking practice at BMO Capital Markets, joins Rackspace this week as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. He brings with him a more intimate view of Rackspace’s financial and market positions than most new hires, having served as an advisor to Rackspace on […] The post 5 Questions for Rackspace SVP of Corporate Development Jesse Burros appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Appoints Jesse Burros as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

SAN ANTONIO – April 2, 2019 – Rackspace today announced it has hired Jesse Burros as senior vice president of corporate development. Burros, who brings nearly 15 years of corporate development and investment banking experience, will be responsible for leading the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy and execution, as well as Investor Relations. “Jesse is […] The post Rackspace Appoints Jesse Burros as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Hitesh Bhardwaj Named Rackspace Asia’s First AWS Ambassador

Amazon Web Services recently selected Singapore-based Racker Hitesh Bhardwaj to be an AWS Partner Network Ambassador. The accolade reinforces Rackspace Asia’s in-house technical prowess and expertise. Hitesh brings in-depth AWS knowledge and a passion for solving companies’ challenges with technology, making him a natural fit as an expert and ambassador. He has attained multiple AWS […] The post Hitesh Bhardwaj Named Rackspace Asia’s First AWS Ambassador appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for VP & General Manager of Rackspace Government Solutions Ray Kalustyan

The arrival of Ray Kalustyan marks an increased focus and investment in Rackspace Government Solutions. As Vice President and General Manager of RGS, Ray will be responsible for accelerating the growth of this rapidly-expanding practice, which Rackspace integrated as part of its acquisition of Datapipe in 2017. While he spent the majority of his 39-year […] The post 5 Questions for VP & General Manager of Rackspace Government Solutions Ray Kalustyan appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Three Steps to Jump Start a Data-Driven Culture

We’ve all heard the phrase “data-driven” — after all, we live in the age of data. But what does it actually mean? How does an organization transform from a gut-based, instinct-driven culture to one based on data and insights? I’m not talking about using data to support decisions that have already been made, but rather using data […] The post Three Steps to Jump Start a Data-Driven Culture appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for EVP & Americas Managing Director Sandy Hogan

Sandy Hogan is a high impact business leader with a customer-first philosophy and proven success boosting sales and market share in technology industries, and we are thrilled she is bringing her talents to Rackspace. Sandy joins our executive leadership team as Executive Vice President and Americas Managing Director, where she will be responsible for all […] The post 5 Questions for EVP & Americas Managing Director Sandy Hogan appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Appoints Sandy Hogan as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Americas

SAN ANTONIO – March 19, 2019 – Rackspace today announced it has hired Sandy Hogan as executive vice president and managing director of the Americas. Hogan, a technology industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience, will focus on executing a customer-centric, go-to-market approach aimed at accelerating revenue and customer growth throughout the Americas. Hogan […] The post Rackspace Appoints Sandy Hogan as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Americas appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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