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Open Cloud Academy Schools Local Girl Scout Troops in Cybersecurity Basics

Johnny Carrera holds a black Tesla coil wand over an upside-down pie pan. “Now we’re going to talk about networking,” he tells the group of Junior Girl Scouts who stand in a ring around him. Their green vests are crowded with badges. “And how information goes from your computer out into the world.” He presses […] The post Open Cloud Academy Schools Local Girl Scout Troops in Cybersecurity Basics appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

When It Comes FedRAMP Authorization, Rackspace Is a Name You Should Know

As I write this, I am a little over a month removed from government service. Prior to coming to Rackspace, I spent 13 years working in the Department of Defense/intel world, working across almost all parts of IT, from research and development to operations, spearheading our cloud migration strategy and execution. Time and again I […] The post When It Comes FedRAMP Authorization, Rackspace Is a Name You Should Know appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

What are “Carrier Hotels” and Why Are They Valuable to Your Business?

60 Hudson Street in New York City occupies an entire city block in Manhattan — a pretty valuable bit of real estate. Originally known as the Western Union building, this 1930 art-deco-style beauty once served as the technological center of the global telegraph system. Today, it serves as the modern version of a technological epicenter, […] The post What are “Carrier Hotels” and Why Are They Valuable to Your Business? appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

SOAR Allows Cybersecurity Talent to Focus on Highest Value Tasks

The cybersecurity industry needs relief — and it may be here, thanks to SOAR technology. In 2018, the cybersecurity workforce gap reached 2.9 million globally, according to a 2018 study, with a shortage of almost half a million skilled personnel in North America alone. At the same time, cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication and cost, leading […] The post SOAR Allows Cybersecurity Talent to Focus on Highest Value Tasks appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Five Rackspace Leaders Named 2019 Women of the Channel

CRN recognized five top Rackspace leaders today as part of its Women of the Channel list for 2019: Vice President of Channel Sales and Channel Chief Lisa McLin Channel Operations Director for North America Judy Vansell Global Partner Leader Vicki Patten Azure Strategic Alliance Manager Dena Marean Regional Partner Manager Lacey Rondon The Rackspace Partner Program […] The post Five Rackspace Leaders Named 2019 Women of the Channel appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Notice of MDS Vulnerabilities

On 14 May 2019, Intel released information about a new group of vulnerabilities collectively called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). Left unmitigated, these vulnerabilities could potentially allow sophisticated attackers to gain access to sensitive data, secrets, and credentials that could allow for privilege escalation and unauthorized access to user data. Our highest priority is protection of […] The post Notice of MDS Vulnerabilities appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace and Telos Team Up to Accelerate the FedRAMP Journey

SAN ANTONIO – May 14, 2019 – Rackspace today announced a new program that provides affordable FedRAMP compliance for SaaS providers, Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls (RISC), powered by Telos® Corporation’s Xacta. Leveraging the power of FedRAMP inheritance and Rackspace’s existing Joint Authorization Board (JAB)-authorized platform-as-a-service, RISC significantly shortens the time and reduces the cost required […] The post Rackspace and Telos Team Up to Accelerate the FedRAMP Journey appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How We’re Knocking Down Silos at Rackspace  

I’ve spent most of my career in tech — Hewlett Packard, HPE, Dell, DXC — and for much of that time, I’ve been aware of Rackspace’s famed culture: the all-hands-on-deck customer service, the deeply embedded service ethos, the servant leadership. So it’s been one of the highlights of my career to be asked to lead […] The post How We’re Knocking Down Silos at Rackspace   appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace VP Lisa McLin Wins Woman of the Year Gold Stevie

Please join us in congratulating Vice President of Channel Sales and Channel Chief Lisa McLin for winning a Gold Stevie for Woman of the Year in the Business Services Industries category of the American Business Awards. “Brains, determination and grit – that’s what we look for in our Woman of the Year,” one ABA judge […] The post Rackspace VP Lisa McLin Wins Woman of the Year Gold Stevie appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Don’t Wait to Seek Migration Expertise for SAP HANA

For more than 25 years, I’ve been helping companies maximize their investment in SAP, one of the most popular and comprehensive enterprise resource planning solutions available. This is a critical time for companies that rely on SAP, as the 2025 deadline for migrating every traditional SAP solution to HANA — SAP’s in-memory, hybrid database management […] The post Don’t Wait to Seek Migration Expertise for SAP HANA appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Service Blocks Explained for Business Leaders

The world today expects everything as a service. Whether it’s ordering a ride, buying groceries or choosing what to watch on television, customers expect to be able to pick out exactly what they need, have it delivered when they need it, without paying for anything more than that. Utilizing the cloud should be no different, […] The post Service Blocks Explained for Business Leaders appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Dell Technologies Recognizes Rackspace as Global Cloud Leader

We are thrilled to announce that Dell Technologies honored Rackspace yesterday as its Global Alliances Partner of the Year, for commitment to our mutual customers, continued focus on innovation and our strategic partnership. The recognition is the latest validation that Rackspace is a true cloud leader, meeting customers wherever they are on their transformation journey, […] The post Dell Technologies Recognizes Rackspace as Global Cloud Leader appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Aeroméxico Thrives with Rackspace and Red Hat

Conferences are valuable because they offer face time with customers, partners and industry colleagues, allowing us to share and learn a great deal in a short amount of time. We’re looking forward to Red Hat Summit 2019 for that very reason. This year, we’re featuring the story of Aeroméxico, which in three short years has […] The post Aeroméxico Thrives with Rackspace and Red Hat appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for Newly Appointed Rackspace CEO Kevin M. Jones

Over his three-decade career, Kevin M. Jones has successfully transformed businesses to industry-high levels of both growth and profitability. Now he brings that global leadership experience to Rackspace as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Kevin led the successful transformation of MV Transportation, the largest privately held transportation contracting firm in the U.S. As CEO, he […] The post 5 Questions for Newly Appointed Rackspace CEO Kevin M. Jones appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Kevin Jones Appointed as Rackspace Chief Executive Officer

SAN ANTONIO – April 24, 2019 – Rackspace announced the appointment of Kevin M. Jones as Chief Executive Officer, effective as of today. Mr. Jones most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of MV Transportation, Inc. As CEO of Rackspace, Mr. Jones will be responsible for the company’s global strategy and operations, spanning the U.S. […] The post Kevin Jones Appointed as Rackspace Chief Executive Officer appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Google Cloud Names Rackspace 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year

We are honored that Google Cloud named Rackspace its 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year during last night’s awards ceremony at Next ‘19, Google Cloud’s annual flagship conference, held in San Francisco. Rackspace SVP & GM of Cloud and Infrastructure Services Prashanth Chandrasekar called the recognition “the latest validation of Rackspace’s disruptive, integrated and […] The post Google Cloud Names Rackspace 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace, KDDI and iret: Creating a Multi-Cloud Collaboration in Japan

Rackspace is proud to announce the joint signing of a memorandum of understanding between Rackspace, KDDI Corporation and iret, Inc. toward the provision of world-class quality multi-cloud professional and managed services in Japan. Migration from legacy IT to the cloud is fueling growth in Japanese markets, as a growing number of mid-market and enterprise organizations […] The post Rackspace, KDDI and iret: Creating a Multi-Cloud Collaboration in Japan appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

How to Keep Critical Databases Highly Available in the Cloud

Highly available databases are often the true heart of an organization. They’re key to just about every function of modern business processes: billing, online transactions processing, reports and analytics and therefore need to work, and work all the time. That’s why more than 15,000 organizations worldwide use Oracle RAC database clusters to run their most […] The post How to Keep Critical Databases Highly Available in the Cloud appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

5 Questions for Rackspace SVP of Corporate Development Jesse Burros

Former investment banker Jesse Burros, who established and led the cloud services investment banking practice at BMO Capital Markets, joins Rackspace this week as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. He brings with him a more intimate view of Rackspace’s financial and market positions than most new hires, having served as an advisor to Rackspace on […] The post 5 Questions for Rackspace SVP of Corporate Development Jesse Burros appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

Rackspace Appoints Jesse Burros as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

SAN ANTONIO – April 2, 2019 – Rackspace today announced it has hired Jesse Burros as senior vice president of corporate development. Burros, who brings nearly 15 years of corporate development and investment banking experience, will be responsible for leading the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy and execution, as well as Investor Relations. “Jesse is […] The post Rackspace Appoints Jesse Burros as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development appeared first on The Official Rackspace Blog.

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