The Rackspace Blog & Newsroom

5 Actionable Insights from AWS Well-Architected Reviews

Chris Buckley and Steve Robins contributed to this report. AWS developed its Well-Architected Framework to help cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient and efficient infrastructure for applications. The framework also offers customers a consistent way to evaluate those architectures. Rackspace was recently selected as one of just 34 companies worldwide by AWS to be part […] The post 5 Actionable Insights from AWS Well-Architected Reviews appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Finding the Right Partner for Application Modernization

Forward-looking organizations know they need to modernize their applications; according to Accenture, 85 percent of execs believe legacy IT hinders their ability to move to a digital model. They know that modernizing apps offers improved performance, boosting customer experiences, often lowering costs and increasing security. The problem is, most companies simply don’t have the resources […] The post Finding the Right Partner for Application Modernization appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Six Common Cloud Challenges Felt Across Industries

Rackspace has always been fanatically obsessed with improving our customers’ outcomes. In 2018, that meant a new focus on understanding the needs of customers in specific industries. We hired industry experts to better meet the unique regulatory, governance and operational needs in financial services, federal, state and local government, healthcare and retail to help Rackspace […] The post Six Common Cloud Challenges Felt Across Industries appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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 today’s businesses are collecting allow leaders to confidently implement data-based decisions. However, almost two-thirds of professionals recently surveyed describe the management of their data warehouse […] The post Six Key Reasons to Switch to a Cloud-Based Data Warehouse appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Forging a Manifesto to Protect Humans from Aggressive AI

Science fiction presents an abundance of cautionary tales about the rise of artificial intelligence, or AI. Whether it’s Skynet taking over our defense systems in the Terminator franchise, or Ava outwitting the genius behind her coding in Ex Machina, we’re essentially told this looming — and, frankly, inevitable — human achievement could result in our […] The post Forging a Manifesto to Protect Humans from Aggressive AI appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How The American Red Cross’ IT Infrastructure Helps Save Lives

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross provides around 40 percent of the nation’s blood and blood components — entirely from volunteer donors. While one donation can save up to three lives, less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood or platelets. That means […] The post How The American Red Cross’ IT Infrastructure Helps Save Lives appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Dive Deep into the Possibilities of Multi-Cloud at KubeCon 2018

KubeCon is almost here! As the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship community event marks a return to Seattle next week, Rackspace is excited to participate and support the community as a first-time sponsor of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America. Kubernetes and the entire cloud native community have demonstrated exceptionally strong growth in a relatively short […] The post Dive Deep into the Possibilities of Multi-Cloud at KubeCon 2018 appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Top Cloud Trends, Challenges at AWS Re:Invent 2018

In the wake of another jam-packed AWS Re:Invent, we take a look at some of the top trends and challenges facing organizations moving and using the cloud, and how Rackspace and AWS are working to meet them. Go with the next generation One term we heard everywhere was “next gen MSP.” Coined by AWS, this […] The post Top Cloud Trends, Challenges at AWS Re:Invent 2018 appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How Rackspace, Telos and AWS are Simplifying the ATO Process

“By 2019, over 30% of technology providers’ new software investments will shift from cloud-first to cloud-only.” The government, like most technology providers, wants to move quickly to Software as a service cloud solutions, but heightened security and compliance requirements are a high-risk barrier to entry for potential SaaS providers. All IT systems deployed for the U.S. government must have an […] The post How Rackspace, Telos and AWS are Simplifying the ATO Process appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Infrastructure as Code: Seems Easy, But Best Left to Experts

Infrastructure as code, or IaC, is one of the foundational elements of cloud computing. It enables the “elasticity” of the cloud: the ability to spin up, configure and dispose of hundreds of machines in a matter of minutes with the push of a button and at no great cost. IaC helps enable innovation, change and […] The post Infrastructure as Code: Seems Easy, But Best Left to Experts appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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 of migration, application suitability and cost — can make private cloud the right choice. Once that decision has been made, organizations are wise […] The post Platform Considerations Once You’ve Chosen a Private Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Colocation: A Launch Pad for Digital Transformation

When seeking a roommate, what do you look for? Someone who parties with felons and has a fondness for starting fires in the living room? How about someone who’d pay their rent on time, but would stay holed up in their room? Ideally, you probably want someone who’s reliable and shows potential to become a […] The post Rackspace Colocation: A Launch Pad for Digital Transformation appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Know More, Live Better Through Emerging Healthcare Technologies

One of the tricky things when it comes to writing about the technological evolution of the healthcare industry is to balance my enthusiasm for improvements in patient focus, increases in data availability and advancements in analytical capabilities with the understanding that we’d probably rather not be patients in the first place. I think we can […] The post Know More, Live Better Through Emerging Healthcare Technologies appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

The Brave New World of Financial Services

The financial services and retail industries are being disrupted from all sides, with new contenders on the market, non-traditional players competing for wallet share, and ever-increasing regulatory constraints. Consumers are demanding something new from their service providers – they want context, they want targeted experiences, they want assurance, and they want to feel like their […] The post The Brave New World of Financial Services appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Signs Application Technical Debt is Holding You Back

How are IT directors supposed to invest in the future when they’re still paying for the decisions of the past? The challenge The problem holding most organizations back is technical debt, or the true, long term costs of implementing quick, decent enough solutions because the right solution would have taken longer and cost more. While […] The post 5 Signs Application Technical Debt is Holding You Back appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Data Centers on Life Support: Healthcare Realizing Digital Transformation

The data center is dead… at least according to the analyst experts at Gartner. Okay, so a healthcare veteran like me shouldn’t be so cavalier about throwing that word around, but health care organizations getting out the data center business is the new, cold reality. The industry has embraced cloud adoption in an effort to […] The post Data Centers on Life Support: Healthcare Realizing Digital Transformation appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Transformation: Rackspace and the Texas Conference for Women

The Texas Conference for Women, like Rackspace, is in the business of transformation. As a woman in leadership at Rackspace, I am fortunate to be part of a company where service is at the heart of our culture, for our customers, our communities and our employees. We are dedicated to developing the next generation of […] The post Transformation: Rackspace and the Texas Conference for Women appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

The Next Generation of Digital Transformation [Videos]

By now almost everyone understands the advantages of cloud deployments. Infrastructure as a Service is no longer the story. It’s the new normal for businesses of all sizes, across industries. The next phase in the process of digital transformation is not about infrastructure or connectivity; it’s about an improved customer experience through service innovation, continual […] The post The Next Generation of Digital Transformation [Videos] appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How to Get the IT Services You Need (Without Paying for the Ones You Don’t)

As we look for ways to better serve our customers, we try to learn from other companies that excel at that discipline — and also from those that don’t. Consider, for example, cable TV companies. Why are they losing so much business? One reason is that they keep forcing customers to buy big, expensive bundles […] The post How to Get the IT Services You Need (Without Paying for the Ones You Don’t) appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

RelationEdge Launches in UK to Help Customers Better Market, Sell and Service Their Clients with Salesforce

London – 7th November 2018 – Rackspace owned RelationEdge, a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner, today announced its expansion into the UK to help deliver stronger business outcomes for customers by improving processes that leverage the Salesforce platform. The rapidly growing application services portfolio is key to Rackspace’s strategy to deliver IT as a service, as […] The post RelationEdge Launches in UK to Help Customers Better Market, Sell and Service Their Clients with Salesforce appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Pages

Recommended Content