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Our 2019 Sitecore MVPs Turn Technical Expertise into High-Value Business Outcomes

Sitecore Experience Platform is an industry leader for a reason. It offers a comprehensive suite of marketing tools, a holistic view of customer data and machine learning-generated insights to personalize experiences across channels. With that level of sophistication, however, comes a certain amount of complexity. Managing your Sitecore platform on-premises means continual attention to planning, […] The post Our 2019 Sitecore MVPs Turn Technical Expertise into High-Value Business Outcomes appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Open Cloud Academy Now Accepts GI Bill for Tuition

I’m thrilled to announce that Open Cloud Academy, which offers students the skills necessary to enter the IT workforce, now accepts GI Bill funds for tuition. For 75 years, the GI Bill has helped millions of veterans pay for college, graduate school and other training programs. Qualifying veterans and their family members can use the […] The post Open Cloud Academy Now Accepts GI Bill for Tuition appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Enterprise Health Cloud

“Cloud-based data insights and digital experience creation will dictate which healthcare firms will thrive.” – Forrester Wave Report If you’re a healthcare CIO looking to implement patient-centric solutions, you likely know that means starting with a great digital experience. You’re not alone. Recent market data underscores just how important a patient-centric approach has become; interventional medical care is […] The post How to Get the Most Out of Your Enterprise Health Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat Delivers Benefits of Cloud, IT Stability

For many IT organizations, stability can be an elusive goal. Frequent cloud platform upgrades are disruptive, while compliance and certification requirements that require extensive, costly testing procedures are financially onerous. Yet they’re often required, even when workloads or applications don’t require the latest features. Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat, based on OpenStack Platform […] The post Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat Delivers Benefits of Cloud, IT Stability appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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 the infrastructure that supports it. That’s why we’re honored to be named — for the second year in a row — one of […] The post Our Award-Winning Infrastructure Roots Support Everything We Do appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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 like, and how this Rackspace customer realized the promises of digital transformation: cost savings, increased agility and decreased time to market for […] The post This is What a Successful Migration Strategy Looks Like appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How Feeding America Uses Technology to Turn Food Waste into Nourishment

One of the best parts of my job is learning about the companies we serve. That’s why I was moved to read recently about Feeding America, a hunger relief organization that rescues food that would be wasted, using the latest technological tools to reroute it to hungry Americans. Radius, VMware’s news and thought leadership site, […] The post How Feeding America Uses Technology to Turn Food Waste into Nourishment appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

HIMSS Sponsorship Deepens Our Commitment to Healthcare Industry

If you’re in the healthcare industry or follow it, you’ve probably heard that it’s at an inflection point. I don’t know how long inflection points are supposed to last, but “point” sure makes it sound like a short period of time. Yet the inflection point talk in the industry has been going on for years […] The post HIMSS Sponsorship Deepens Our Commitment to Healthcare Industry appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Delivers End-to-End Management for AWS Database Services

SAN ANTONIO – January 17, 2019 – Rackspace today announced the launch of Rackspace Managed Database Services for Amazon Web Services, a suite of services designed to accelerate customers’ ability to leverage adoption of Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue and Amazon Athena. As an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner with nearly 20 years of experience managing complex database […] The post Rackspace Delivers End-to-End Management for AWS Database Services appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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 disruptions – from power outages to software viruses to equipment failures – can impact your IT systems, and ultimately, your customers. That’s why […] The post Disaster Recovery Explained for Business Leaders appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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 support up to a million or more — an increase driven by opening these applications and their data to customer- and value chain-facing […] The post 3 Steps to Simplify Application Migration to the Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

As Rackspace Celebrates 20 Years, One Thing Stays the Same

Last month marked 20 years since three Trinity University classmates founded a startup called Rackspace which offered a single product, Linux managed hosting. It was one of the first technology companies in San Antonio. In those 20 years, what was a private company went public and then private again. Rackspace has been a springboard for […] The post As Rackspace Celebrates 20 Years, One Thing Stays the Same appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How Private Cloud Fits into Cloud Ecosystems

Anyone working in the cloud today knows that it is about more than just selection a cloud or managed services provider and working with them to transform their IT to a cloud model. A complete cloud implementation involves a number of elements — a set of “building blocks” — that come together to form a […] The post How Private Cloud Fits into Cloud Ecosystems appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How to Successfully Host Your Business Online in China

Many companies seeking to expand their global reach naturally look to China. With more than 1.3 billion people, 700 million of whom are internet users, the country represents arguably one of the largest growth opportunities on the planet. While the challenges associated with expansion into Chinese markets are great, they aren’t insurmountable. This post explains […] The post How to Successfully Host Your Business Online in China appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

2019 Cloud Predictions

As 2018 winds to a close, it’s a natural time to take stock of where we are and look ahead to what’s on the horizon for modern infrastructure, aka public and private “cloud.” We’re nearing the end of a year where the industry has truly matured: according to analysts, it is several hundred billion dollars […] The post 2019 Cloud Predictions appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Our Take on New AWS Tools, Services and Capabilities

One of the benefits of having Rackspace manage your AWS environment is that we take on the burden of sifting through the hundreds of features AWS rolls out each year. We test drive them so we can recommend which should be adopted, depending on each customers’ needs. Below are a selection of some of our […] The post Our Take on New AWS Tools, Services and Capabilities appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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.

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