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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
For enterprises migrating to the cloud, the technology shift they face would be their most significant of the decade and the journey will require a lot more from them than following a few best practices. The success of their first cloud project hinges on having the right experience, tools and processes to execute the move, in a rethinking of their culture and operation from different technology perspective. Hence, they would find the 10 steps outlined in this e-book to be a valuable reference, in helping them align thoughts and approaches for cloud adoption success.
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Apr 17, 2018
Controlling cloud costs is a leading challenge for enterprises at each stage of their cloud journey. Fortunately, companies utilizing a public cloud can benefit from the strategic partnership between Google and Rackspace. Google Cloud Platform is a state-of-the-art, cost-friendly public cloud, and Google has selected Rackspace as its first managed services provider for GCP, based on Rackspaces vast cloud expertise and dedication to a fanatical customer experience. With Managed GCP by Rackspace, companies can maximize their cost savings on Google Cloud while also saving on hiring, training and retaining top talent to operate their cloud operations. In this post we will focus on the ten most significant cost-saving opportunities.
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Building a cloud operations team isnt a new concept. But what if you need to build an operations team from the ground up for your applications that are running on Google Cloud Platform? Over the course of eight years at Rackspace, Ive had the opportunity to build operations teams that have supported thousands of customers. When given the opportunity to build out a new operations team focused on managed services for Google Cloud Platform, I knew we needed to approach things a little differently.
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack is backed with our results-obsessed service known as Fanatical Support. Our exceptional customer service means were in it with you every step of the way. From initial design to ongoing management for your production environment, we manage your cloud so you can focus on your core business.
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
In recent years, the term cloud has appeared seemingly everywhere. But its become difficult to understand what precisely someone means when they say cloud. The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
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Published By: Alert Logic and Rackspace     Published Date: Jun 20, 2014
To achieve PCI DSS compliance, you must identify and remediate all critical vulnerabilities detected during PCI scans. Threat Manager streamlines this process by providing simple, actionable reports that detail vulnerabilities and recommendations. There is also a Dispute Wizard that helps document compensating controls that are in place to remediate specific vulnerabilities. PCI scans include the following reports: Executive Summary: Overview of scan results and a statement of compliance or non-compliance. Vulnerability Details: Provides a detailed description, list of impacted hosts,risk level and remediation tips for each vulnerability found. Attestation of Scan Compliance: Overall summary of network posture, compliance status and assertion that the scan complies with PCI requirements.
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alert logic, rackspace, pci, pci dss, payment security, compliance, cloud pci, security
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
The Rackspace Private Cloud software and reference architecture deliver a stable and scalable production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack. It is designed and built by the experts who co-founded OpenStack and run one of the worlds largest OpenStack-powered clouds. The Rackspace Private Cloud software is based on the Kilo release of OpenStack and is built without proprietary hooks, ensuring you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in.
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rackspace, openstack, cloud, architecture, private cloud, software development, data center
    
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Published By: Cloudant, an IBM Company     Published Date: May 15, 2014
Learn how a Cloudant account can be hosted within a multi-tenant Cloudant cluster, or on a single-tenant cluster running on dedicated hardware hosted within a top-tier cloud provider like Rackspace or IBM SoftLayer.
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cloudant, cloud, cloud computing, data layer, dbms, dsaas, saas, data replication
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 08, 2016
Well discuss why hybrid makes sense, common concerns, pitfalls to consider, and best practices for setting up your hybrid infrastructure leveraging Azure Active Directory services with Office 365.
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rackspace, office 365, azure, on premise, active directory federation, security, enterprise applications
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Apr 05, 2018
Before moving workloads to Google Cloud Platform, you need to consider your own unique set of business and IT needs
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
Having on boarded numerous businesses onto the AWS platform, Rackspace found three best practices to be routinely missing from its customers architectural designs. These best practices for automation, scaling and segmentation, utilize capabilities inherent on the AWS platform to help drive an easier deployment.
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 20, 2019
Banks embarking on any cloud activities must first overcome the compliance of rigorous security policies and regulations. For its 100th anniversary commemorative website, The Bank of East Asia (BEA) partnered Rackspace Professional Services for expertise and advice on advanced cloud management, best practices and security to help with the designing of a highly secured and compliant AWS environment to host the new, celebratory website.
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Published By: RackSpace Hosting     Published Date: Apr 16, 2010
The business demands a solution which maximizes return while investing enough to mitigate perceived business risks, which requires technologies that align with the business's goals and objectives.
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rackspace hosting, e-commerce strategy, risk mitigation, security management, risk management
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Noble Group needed to revamp its IT approach to support its technology and global business, which had in-house apps spread across 1,000 different servers around the world. Having worked with Rackspace previously, it had confidence in Rackspaces expertise in IT transformation, and decided to take up its managed public cloud services for Microsoft Azure, and professional services for cloud migration, performance and scalability. Yet, this resulted in greater gained cost-savings and increased agility, as Noble moved its massive workloads to the Azure cloud with round-the-clock expertise from Rackspace. This proved to be a wise choice. To adapt to Noble Groups fast changing business model, Rackspace needed to migrate 60 percent of its resources from on-premises infrastructure to Azure, following eight months of planning. At the end of the cloud migration, Noble Group successfully reduced the 2,000 servers from its infrastructure to just 200 servers.
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS), an established general and life insurance firm, and subsidiary of the first insurance company in Japan, Tokio Marine Holdings, envisioned an e-services portal to improve user experience by providing a single platform for all customer interactions. For its infrastructure and environment development, the insurer engaged the professional managed security and managed public cloud services of Rackspace, to help with the optimization of its Azure cloud platform, as well as to ensure that the migration is compliant to Singapores strict regulations on public cloud use by financial services institutions. The new portal that went live recently had Rackspace instrumentally involved in its building, running, managing and optimizing for the Azure cloud, including a best-practice infrastructure design with the latest resiliency and security features. Building on the success of this year-long project, a future collaboration to tap Rackspaces PCI DSS
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Published By: CenturyLink     Published Date: Jan 02, 2015
This report summarizes testing of CenturyLink Cloud Hyperscale compute instances in April 2014. Compute instances from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Rackspace Cloud, as well as non-Hyperscale CenturyLink Cloud instances were included in testing for comparison purposes. CenturyLink engaged CloudHarmony to conduct this testing and provide independent performance analysis and comparisons of these services. This report summarizes the results of this testing.
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centurylink, hyperscale testing, cloud, amazon elastic compute cloud, rackspace cloud, cloudharmony, it management, data center
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 20, 2019
Running an IT backend that is secure, scalable and well-managed is resource draining for any enterprise. Challenger, Singapores largest IT retailer, took a more pragmatic route by transforming on a Online to Offline (O2O) model. For the journey, it partnered with Rackspace to accelerate the value of its AWS cloud migration, by tapping its proven AWS expertise, strong managed services portfolio, and familiarity with local regulatory compliance and cloud security demands
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Published By: ProfitBricks     Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
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cloud computing, iaas, profitbricks, amazon ec2, rackspace cloud, central processing unit, disk performance, internal network performance
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
In this whitepaper, we will illustrate some of the factors an organization needs to consider when contemplating a migration to the cloud.
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rackspace, cloud, economics, private cloud, public cloud, security, software development, data center
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jan 09, 2012
This whitepaper discusses the IT challenges enterprises face and how the Cloud can help overcome those challenges. It then defines different Cloud configurations and provides guidance on enterprise decision-making regarding Cloud applications and platforms.
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rackspace, technology, cloud computing, enterprise applications, data center, application integration, application performance management, enterprise resource planning
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 08, 2016
In this world of always-on services, the systems that support them must be designed to be both highly available and resilient. Today, many IT leaders are looking for their applications and infrastructure to be covered by the following: Defined SLAs for workloads and applications Mapped failure points and impact of these on the business Regularly measure application and Infrastructure health Access this white paper to discover your resiliency, and learn how to create a resilient architecture on Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
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rackspace, resilient architectures, microsoft azure, network infrastructure, cloud computing, distributed computing, infrastructure, network architecture
    
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Published By: RackSpace Hosting     Published Date: Apr 16, 2010
This article serves to identify various areas of risk that are commonly associated with an Ecommerce environment.
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rackspace hosting, e-commerce environment, risk mitigation, security, security management, risk management
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Aug 28, 2014
In this webinar an expert panel will examine the infrastructure needs of customer-facing applications by examining the challenges faced by businesses in the most demanding industries.
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rackspace, cloud applications, customer service, consumer applications, ebusiness, data center, cloud computing, cloud hosting
    
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Published By: Alert Logic and Rackspace     Published Date: Jun 20, 2014
Defending against application security threats is an ongoing battle. With new threats emerging every day, this whitepaper provides insight into how to leverage threat and log management technologies to protect your IT assets throughout their vulnerability life cycle.
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alert logic, rackspace, pci, pci dss, payment security, compliance, vulnerability life cycle, security
    
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Published By: Rackspace     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015
700 IT decision makers from organizations with more than 250 employees were interviewed throughout September 2014. Respondents came from an even distribution of sizes/sectors and were from the following countries: US (350), UK (250) and Australia (100). These interviews were conducted online using a rigorous multi-level screening process to ensure only suitable candidates were given the opportunity to participate.
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rackspace, devops, operations, development, devops hiring, network performance, remote network management, productivity
    
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