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Rackspace Cloud

Company nameRackspace Cloud
Company typeDivision
IndustryCloud computing
FoundedMarch 4, 2006

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The Rackspace Cloud is a web application hosting/cloud platform provider ("Cloud Sites") that bills on a utility computing basis. It has since branched out into cloud storage ("Cloud Files") and cloud infrastructure ("Cloud Servers") and is "already a real leader in the cloud" according to analyst Signal Hill.

It is notable because it has won awards, including Performancing's editors choice for Best Blog WebHost of 2007 and garnered special attention for the unprecedented appointment of a Chief Uptime Officer. It was also one of the first commercial cloud computing services.

On August 25, 2009 Rackspace Cloud rolled out Cloud Tools, "a repository of partner tools, applications and services for cloud computing".

Rackspace Cloud Video

This tutorial walks you through the steps of setting up your Linux Cloud Server, creating an administrative user, setting up iptables and securing a few other aspects. This preps your Cloud Server in advance of installing any application stacks.
19.98 min. | 5.0 user rating
In this video, Julius Kurushko, President of SureElements Web Agency, talks about how their client, Gentle Touch Laser Centers, was able to handle an 8000% increase in traffic being featured on by hosting on Rackspace Cloud Sites.
3.08 min. | 4.85 user rating
Life at the The Rackspace Cloud.
4.03 min. | 4.55 user rating
Recently, we sat down with some of Mosso's customers and employees to put a little definition around the cloud: what the technology means to businesses and how it is changing hosting.
2.95 min. | 3.66 user rating
The difference between private and public storage clouds is simple. Where is the cloud deployed? A public cloud is offered as a service, usually over an Internet connection. Private clouds are deployed inside the firewall and managed by the user organization. Locality is a simple difference that drives very unique experiences and capabilities to the end user. Public clouds typically charge a monthly usage fee per GB combined with bandwidth transfer charges. Users can scale the storage on-demand and will never need to purchase storage hardware. Service providers manage the infrastructure and pool resources into capacity that any customer can claim. Private clouds are built from software running on customer-supplied commodity hardware. The storage is typically not shared outside the enterprise and full control is retained by the organization. Scaling the cloud is as simple as adding another server to the pool and the self-managing architecture expands the cloud by adding performance and capacity.
3.07 min. | 1.0 user rating
At Under The Radar in Mountain View, CA on April 24, 2009, Alex Polvi, CEO of CloudKick demonstrated his company's new control panel for cloud management. In this video, Alexshows a new feature called Cloud Shift which allows users to easily migrate a machine image from Amazon;s EC2 to Teh Rackspace Cloud's Slice host with a simple drag & drop function. CloudKick was honored with "Best In Show" at Under The Radar.
1.87 min. | 3.0 user rating
Tutorial for novice webmaster that want to learn how to deploy a linux server from a cloud server. I use Rackspace for this tutorial. After you deploy the server I should how easy it is to install Mysql, Apache2, and PHP5. All the steps can be copied and pasted from my blog post:
9.57 min. | 5.0 user rating
This webinar covers, how to deliver a fully-managed, end-to-end private cloud solution utilizing your organization's current data center resources, with very little reconfiguration. The technology solution discussed focuses on the integration of Kaavo's Application and Workload management solution with the Eucalyptus private cloud platform. Includes a live demonstration of the Kaavo-Eucalyptus solution, followed by a live Q&A session with the subject matter experts. The demo shows one click deployment and autopilot capability of Kaavo IMOD for a 3 tier Hybrid Cloud Application running across Rackspace, Eucalyptus (private cloud) and EC2. Kaavo IMOD was running on the Eucalyptus private cloud.
39.83 min. | 5.0 user rating
Coinciding with the much-anticipated release of the iPad 2, Rackspace is releasing version 2.0 of its iOS app for Rackspace Cloud. The new app provides system administrators tremendous flexibility in managing their Cloud Servers and Cloud Files and the freedom to do so from virtually anywhere. "With this app, we fully implemented everything in the API," explains Mike Mayo, Senior Developer of Mobile Apps for Rackspace Hosting. "[With the original iOS app], we were mostly trying to hurry up and get an app out in time for launch date. This time, we spent more time on it. We give you more control of your cloud servers, better control of your cloud files, better ways to access cloud files. You can now open them, print them, stream media to an Apple TV—pretty much everything you could possibly pull off on the iPad." The app allows you to see all the Cloud Servers on your account and view details about each server. You can create new cloud servers, rename Cloud Servers, resize Cloud Servers and perform hard and soft reboots. It is functionally the same, feature-for-feature, for both the iPad and iPhone, and, given how intuitive the user interface is for the iOS, using these apps to control your servers can even be faster than doing it from your web browser. Best of all, the app frees system administrators to get out from behind their desks. "The best use for this is if you are a sysadmin controlling resources on our cloud. Get this app and something like iSSH, and then you have <b>...</b>
12.73 min. | 5.0 user rating
In this screencast I show you how to create an Ubuntu 10.04 LAMP server over at For those that don't know LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. The Rackspace Cloud is going to become the new home of Section 9. SECTION9.US
9.13 min. | 5.0 user rating

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Experts advise on preparing a business for cloud integration - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace---Cloud- computing has progressed from a concept primarily discussed between IT management trying to optimise their computing solutions to a technology with wider appeal to employees of all kinds, and more businesses have been setting themselves - Date : Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:23:17 GMT+00:00
Cloud computing is the new mainframe development says IDC chief - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--Gens referred to the new generation of IT solutions currently available to businesses, which sidestep mainframe physical networks in a corporate setting for services and storage delivered via the internet, such as -cloud- computing. As reported - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:05:26 GMT+00:00
Private cloud boosts IT capabilities of London school - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--A group of schools spread across London has banded together and improved its IT capabilities by deploying -cloud- computing for its data hosting solutions, making use of the private -cloud- to make its operations more efficient. ... - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:12:25 GMT+00:00
Hybrid hosting can help sooth security worries - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace---Cloud- computing has been the talk of IT circles and boardroom meetings for the past couple years due to the possible solutions it offers when it comes to simplifying networks and reducing overhead, but some businesses considering the -cloud- - Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:14:59 GMT+00:00
Gartner gurus provide guidance on cloud migration protocol - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--As the -cloud- continues to expand, develop and mature, experts have urged businesses heading to the -cloud- to ensure their service level agreements with any prospective vendor matches the needs of their company. Experts at Gartner have indica - Date : Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:13:23 GMT+00:00
Data centre revamp allows Birmingham airport to streamline IT - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--Birmingham Airport is one travel hub that has improved the performance of its data centres and servers by deploying new equipment ready for technologies such as virtualisation or -cloud- computing, leading to more efficient operations and cutba - Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:14:49 GMT+00:00
Cloud computing drives rise in IT jobs market - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--As -cloud- computing becomes ever more ubiquitous for services, applications and storage, companies have been looking for -cloud--savvy IT workers to fill positions advising on and maintaining their -cloud- service. In addition, major -cloud- c - Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:09:43 GMT+00:00
SaaS levels playing field and creates competition, expert says - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--"-Cloud- based solutions, specifically software as a service, offer a much lower cost of entry for companies that want sophisticated capabilities like an HRIS system." Proponents of -cloud- computing, which SaaS is an extensio - Date : Sat, 12 Mar 2011 00:06:34 GMT+00:00
Cloud move is mulled over by US Vets group - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--The Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States has seemingly fallen in line with other federal departments looking to make their operations more efficient by heading to the -cloud-, as the department put out a call for bids on a contra - Date : Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:27:01 GMT+00:00
Cloud computing allows Royal Mail to modernise IT solutions - Rackspace Tweet this news
Rackspace--The IT department for the Royal Mail has been leading the way when it comes to -cloud- computing solutions, the Telegraph recently reported, though it's been known as a conservative operation generally when it comes to IT innovations. ... - Date : Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:27:04 GMT+00:00

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