Rackspace Announces Rackspace Startup Program and Availability of Rackspace Cloud 2.0

The Rackspace Cloud 2.0 Now Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for Free SAN ANTONIO, TX – March 11, 2011 –Rackspace®, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today formalized a new program, the Rackspace Startup Program, where Rackspace provides cloud computing resources to startups participating in programs with 500

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How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market?

How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market? “A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947), American industrialist and pioneer of assembly line production. Henry Ford, industrialist extraordinaire, knew the value of his Model T in the American market. That is

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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How To Secure Your Cloud Hosting? Part 1

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: How to secure your cloud hosting? Part 1 So having completed the migration of your application or site to the cloud, say to AWS or RS, be prepared to get surprised by the initial hacker attack attempts on your site! Recently, we had the experience of handling two projects, one

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3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

Reducing Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges The Biggest difference between standard web hosting and cloud-based hosting can be seen when you get the monthly bill. A standard web host, like GoDaddy, will charge you a flat monthly fee and give you access to a single, fixed server. Whereas a cloud-based host, like Amazon EC2 will

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Hosting a WordPress Site In The Cloud

White Paper Of The Week Hosting a WordPress Site In The Cloud For millions of bloggers worldwide, WordPress is the way they express their viewpoints, publish news and expand their blogosphere presence. To see how prolific and popular the free, open-source blogging platform is, one need only look at some of its prestigious blogs including

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CloudSigma

CLOUDSIGMA AG was founded in 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland and introduced its core Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution in May 2010 with its cloud being based in the Interxion data centre in Glattbrugg near Zurich. The underlying philosophy of the company is to offer unrestricted choice of operating systems and unlimited size of servers

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Internap Unveils First Open Source Infrastructure Cloud Platform

Internap Unveils First Open Source Infrastructure Cloud Platform By Kiril Kirilov of CloudTweaks Atlanta-based company Internap unveiled the first open source infrastructure cloud platform called Internap XIPCloud Storage, the company said. The service is still in its beta stage but is expected to be available to the general public very soon. “Internap XIPCloud Storage takes

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Optimizing Applications for the Cloud

When ISVs plan to build applications using cloud computing services, they have two key decisions to make: What services to build, and  what sort of application to build? One approach is to build a traditional enterprise application, carryout minimal modification and run it on a particular provider’s cloud system infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon’s

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Rackspace Hosting and Akamai Join Forces to Give Customers Faster Online Computing

Rackspace Hosting and Akamai Join Forces SAN ANTONIO, TX and CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 12, 2011 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today a strategic relationship that will enable Rackspace to

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Does Gartner understand cloud computing?

Does Gartner understand cloud computing? By Simon Ellis of Labslice – CloudTweaks Contributor I like the Gartner Magic Quadrant. It provides for a quick overview of a specific domain, lists the key players and assigns them a high-level effectiveness rank. It’s a great tool, and also a very dangerous one. For those who understand a

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Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick to Provide Powerful Server Management

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Cloudkick’s world class tools will combine with Rackspace’s Fanatical Support to further the benefits of cloud computing SAN ANTONIO – December 16, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced its acquisition of Cloudkick™, the creator of award-winning web applications for easy and efficient cloud-server management. 

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Rackspace Expands Fanatical Support, Brings its Legendary Service Levels to the Cloud

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today defined a new category in hosting: managed cloud. The first managed cloud offering is Cloud Servers with a managed service level, providing businesses with proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and guidance on how to leverage cloud computing. Rackspace is

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Tutorial – Easily Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites

Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites in less than 5 minutes. WordPress is the most popular CMS system in the world due to rich features, plug-in selection and unlimited customization.  It also works very well in conjunction with RackSpace Cloud Sites. Here is a very quick and easy installation tutorial showing you the steps in

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