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Managed Clouds and Why SMB Customers Don’t Chase Unicorns

If we look at the economy and distribution of wealth, we can see that there are some interesting statistics about what many call the 1%. Stretch a little further into the top 10% and you will find what they refer to as the champagne glass effect. In other words, the top percentile of earners have a disproportionate percentage of the …

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Rackspace Private Cloud – Updated to OpenStack Grizzly Release!

Just in case you didn’t spot this in the Twitter stream yesterday, there was some really cool news from the team at Rackspace! The Rackspace Private Cloud software is now updated with the Grizzly release of OpenStack. (http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/about-rackspace-private-cloud). Dubbed the Rackspace Private Cloud v4.0, this is a great way to get your OpenStack cloud up and running with significantly less …

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OpenStack Lab on VMware Workstation – Adding Cinder volume features

Now that we have our OpenStack lab up and running, we want to click around and kick the tires on all of the features. One of the first things that we will find is that the All-In-One is really an “almost” All-In-One. What I mean by that, is that there are services available which aren’t configured, and require a little …