Lanham Napier Retires As Rackspace CEO

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It has emerged that Lanham Napier has retired from his position as CEO of hosting company Rackspace and will be replaced on a short-term basis by co-founder and Executive Chairman, Graham Weston.  Rackspace is one of the leading companies in hybrid cloud-computing, offering clients a broad product portfolio which includes public cloud space, private cloud

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An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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Cisco To Introduce New Certification For Cloud Management

Cisco to Introduce New Certification for Cloud Management Transverse, Leostream also push cloud technology aggressively A number of major cloud industry leaders including Transverse, Leostream and market giant Cisco announced aggressive cloud-based campaigns which is likely to beef up the race for cloud supremacy. One of the world’s leading cloud billing specialist Transverse joined the

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Cloud Database Of 2013 – Trends And Predictions

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Cloud Database of 2013 – Trends and Predictions Pardon the pun, but the cloud has been on the horizon of tech heads for a number of years and is finally having its time in the sun. The advantages that it bestows on its users is clear for all to see and those who had the

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Old Hosting Providers Moving To Become Cloud Providers With The Help Of OpenStack

Old Hosting Providers Moving to Become Cloud Providers with the Help of Openstack Before cloud computing went mainstream, the internet was dominated by large web hosting providers. Anyone that wanted to make a website needed to sign up with a hosting provider for either a free basic account with limited capabilities or a subscribed one with customizable

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What The Cloud Can Do For Your Small Business

If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the switch. Gartner predicts global IT spending

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Rackspace Has Nipped Vendor Lock-in By Hiring Executive From ‘Land Down Under’

Rackspace Has Nipped Vendor Lock-in by Hiring Executive from ‘Land Down Under’ The global technology giant in cloud hosting and computing, Rackspace, has had its brimful of technological firsts, but it now has an even more clear-sighted breakthrough after hiring the former Chief Information Officer at Altium, Alan Perkins. Alan Perkins will now major as

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Cloud Infographic: Drivers Of Open Source Adoption

Cloud Infographic: Drivers Of Open Source Adoption Stability, Scalability and Reliability of Open-Source Software Open-source software is becoming popular on an enterprise level because of its stability, scalability and reliability. Companies love to use open-source technologies because they are highly customizable, secure, reliable and accountable. With proprietary software, we are highly dependent on the software

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Open Source Software In Cloud Applications

Open Source Software In Cloud Applications Providers of cloud-based solutions will bring in more than $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research’s report on “Sizing the Cloud”. Since the emergence of cloud solution providers like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and Microsoft, software development and deployment is increasingly taking place in the cloud. And, in the

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On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs. Cloud Part 2

On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs. Cloud 2 Read Part 1 So, we’ve seen that Kaufmann’s assertion of bandwidth problems and ‘control’ are not entirely convincing. This time, we’ll take a look at two of his further claims as to why NAS (network attached storage) is, in data-sensitive or data-rich cases, a better solution than

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Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101

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Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101 If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform Or is it? Read more Included below is an infographic which combines the results of a recent SharePoint user survey. Source: Rackspace

Is Your Company Ready For A Cloud Service Outage?

Is Your Company Ready For A Cloud Service Outage? If you are using one of the major CSPs (cloud service providers) you may already be used to major service outages. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Apps and Microsoft Azure have all had their fair share of outages in the past 18 months, and some of them

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Nicira Virtualizes The Network For Offshore Cloud Specialist Calligo

Nicira Virtualizes The Network For Offshore Cloud Specialist Calligo UK Channel Islands Cloud Provider Achieves a World First by Creating a Single Virtual Data Center Across Two Island Facilities  Palo Alto, Calif., May 16, 2012 – Nicira, the network virtualization company, today announced that Calligo, a full-service cloud service provider based in the Channel Islands,

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