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Six Key Ways to Accelerate the Value of Cloud

Two-thirds of those responding to Gartner’s 2018 Digital Business CIO survey say they’re pursuing “transformation,” but based on discussions with clients about their actual digital business initiatives, Gartner believes that figure is closer to one in ten. If you think this may be true for your company, you are vulnerable to digital disruption. As Gartner […] The post Six Key Ways to Accelerate the Value of Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Frost & Sullivan Names Rackspace Top Asia-Pacific Managed Cloud Services Provider 4th Year Running

For the fourth year in a row, Rackspace has been recognized as the Asia-Pacific Managed Cloud Services Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan as part of its Best Practices Awards, held annually in Singapore. Accepting the award on behalf of Rackspace last week was an honor. In the  past five years, I have […] The post Frost & Sullivan Names Rackspace Top Asia-Pacific Managed Cloud Services Provider 4th Year Running appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Hybrid Cloud Strategy Benefits Worth the Added Complexity

Organizations are moving to cloud-first business models to drive growth by delivering products and services faster, creating exceptional customer experiences and optimizing operations, but cloud-first doesn’t mean public cloud only — or even cloud only. With 80 percent of enterprise workloads still yet to migrate to public cloud, many companies are concluding that certain mission […] The post Hybrid Cloud Strategy Benefits Worth the Added Complexity appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Analyst Firm’s Assessment Adds Weight to Trusted Advisor Status 

SambaSafety is the leading provider of driver risk management software in North America. And while it’s been in existence for more than two decades, it only recently transitioned its infrastructure and data to public cloud.   By collecting, correlating and analyzing motor vehicle records and other data sources, SambaSafety identifies driver risk and enable its customers to modify their drivers’ behavior, reduce accidents, ensure compliance and lower […] The post Analyst Firm’s Assessment Adds Weight to Trusted Advisor Status  appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Blaze Relies on Rackspace’s ObjectRocket for MongoDB Expertise

Braze has an enviable problem: managing its exponential growth. The company develops customer engagement software that businesses use to manage their customer-facing messaging across multiple channels. Braze’s customers can optimize their marketing and engagement by using push notifications, email, mobile, SMS and web-based campaigns. Braze elevates customer experience and engagement for dozens of well-known brands, […] The post Blaze Relies on Rackspace’s ObjectRocket for MongoDB Expertise appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Expert Partner Enables Cybersecurity Firm’s “Seamless” Migration 

Jungle Disk, a cybersecurity company that protects the data and business intelligence of tens of thousands of small businesses around the globe, looks to Rackspace to manage its public cloud infrastructure, freeing its own talent to innovate for Jungle Disk customers.   The company has experienced multiple migrations. Most recently, with the assistance of Rackspace, it moved back into […] The post Expert Partner Enables Cybersecurity Firm’s “Seamless” Migration  appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

SAP’s Migration Factory Certifies Rackspace for HANA Migrations

The old adage “Never touch a running system” still contains a kernel of truth. Especially with mission critical solutions like SAP’s Enterprise Resource Management solution, SAP ECC, and its Customer Relationship Management software, where the core business processes of most large enterprises are executed, concerns about downtime, data losses, time and cost to adapt custom […] The post SAP’s Migration Factory Certifies Rackspace for HANA Migrations appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Data Challenges, Global Expansion Prompt Search for Strategic IT Partner

Synchronoss, a software company that serves tech, telecom and media companies, was facing a massive data challenge — like 300 terabytes a day massive. That volume comes from the company’s wildly successful mobile content transfer service, which allows millions of subscribers to seamlessly and safely transfer their personal data whenever they upgrade to a new […] The post Data Challenges, Global Expansion Prompt Search for Strategic IT Partner appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

A Fresh Look for Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy

The Open Cloud Academy is always working to improve, and thanks to recent feedback from alumni, we’re excited to announce a series of upgrades. Since 2013, Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy has helped prepare students to enter the fast-growing field of information technology with hands-on technical training. We began by offering courses, focused on Linux System […] The post A Fresh Look for Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

SSRF Attacks: Difficult to Detect But Largely Preventable

The security of Rackspace and our customers is of the utmost importance to us, and so, when a cybersecurity breach makes the news, we always want to put it in context, and offer recommendations when appropriate. First, a reassurance: it is possible to have a secure cloud environment, provided cloud users understand the threat landscape […] The post SSRF Attacks: Difficult to Detect But Largely Preventable appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Accelerating the Value of Cloud, Anywhere: Rackspace at VMworld

Hybrid and multi-cloud will be the hot topics of conversation at VMworld 2019, as organizations increasingly come to understand that they must be able to run applications and access data everywhere and anywhere for the best user experience and business value. That often means enabling both public and private clouds, with access to on-premise and […] The post Accelerating the Value of Cloud, Anywhere: Rackspace at VMworld appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace’s Asia Presence Expands with Hong Kong Office

In Asia, the digital revolution is creating seismic change in the way industries such as retail, travel and hospitality, banking and manufacturing operate. More than ever, the potential for growth and innovation in the region demands business leaders adopt the world’s leading technologies to thrive in this increasingly complex, multi-cloud world. That’s why we’re proud […] The post Rackspace’s Asia Presence Expands with Hong Kong Office appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

We’re Growing, Come Join Us! Rackspace Partner Program Update

Delivering Fanatical Experience for our partners is the foundation of Rackspace’s Channel strategy, and that means we’re always working on improvements and upgrades to better serve you. As we head deeper into the second half of 2019, I’m excited to share the innovative new resources we’ve been developing and invite you to join us. Leverage […] The post We’re Growing, Come Join Us! Rackspace Partner Program Update appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Welcomes TaskUs, First Neighbors to “Castle” HQ

When Rackspace founder Graham Weston had the idea to redevelop the empty and decrepit Windsor Park Mall into a new corporate headquarters, most people “pretty much thought I was crazy,” he told the New York Times in 2012. By then, however, it was clear that his vision to turn the mall into unique and quirky […] The post Rackspace Welcomes TaskUs, First Neighbors to “Castle” HQ appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Hiring Our Heroes Boosts Focus on Military Spouse Employment

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that connects veterans, service members and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities, announced Friday that it is expanding its popular fellowship program to military spouses. The news came from Mark Rydell, a general manager with Booz Allen Hamilton who is based in San […] The post Hiring Our Heroes Boosts Focus on Military Spouse Employment appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Why ERP and CRM Integration is Key to Improving Customer Experience

With customers taking an increasingly digitally-driven path to purchase and demanding more personalized customer experiences, smart companies are making solid use of their customer data. By doing so, they’re tapping into a profitable opportunity: 86 percent of buyers say they’re willing to pay more for a great customer experience. But too many companies are still […] The post Why ERP and CRM Integration is Key to Improving Customer Experience appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

FedRAMP Will Drive Transformational Change in Federal Government

Here at Rackspace we firmly believe that FedRAMP — the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program — is the foundation that U.S. government technical superiority will be built on, by providing a common framework that allows innovative technology to be made rapidly available for government use. FedRAMP was established in 2011 to provide a standardized […] The post FedRAMP Will Drive Transformational Change in Federal Government appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace’s ObjectRocket Portfolio Offering Expands with Complete MongoDB Licensing

SAN ANTONIO – Rackspace’s ObjectRocket portfolio offering has been certified as a worldwide cloud provider of MongoDB, a leading open source general purpose database platform. With this certification, Rackspace has joined a select group of cloud providers to ensure end-to-end management and support for customers on current and future versions of MongoDB, with the ability to […] The post Rackspace’s ObjectRocket Portfolio Offering Expands with Complete MongoDB Licensing appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace: We Don’t Warehouse Shoes or Sell Linens

I’m a marketer. That means I look at spam marketing email a little more closely than the normal person. I read it. I read it to get new ideas and to understand what works and grabs my attention (I have a very short attention span, so the bar is pretty high). Every few days, I […] The post Rackspace: We Don’t Warehouse Shoes or Sell Linens appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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.

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