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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Enterprises in Asia Pacific now run multiple clouds with sizeable workloads, and cloud technologies have become increasingly challenging to manage. While IT organizations seek specialized expertise to keep pace with the constant change and complexity, what they are met with instead, is a global shortage of skilled cloud experts. As the costs in recruiting and training talent rises, the situation escalates into a hurdle to implementing cloud strategies. To better understand the cost of cloud expertise, Rackspace teamed up with the London School of Economics (LSE) and independent research house Vanson Bourne, to research on the severity of the problem. This e-book covers the findings to provide thought-provoking insights into why you should drive your cloud journey along the managed cloud provider route, if you were to be caught in a no-win HR loop.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jun 14, 2019
Don’t let the end of support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 sneak up on you. Check out this infographic for a snapshot of the preparation that needs to be done, and learn how to avoid business disruptions by adopting the most current security and innovation technologies.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: Sep 04, 2019
In this hands-on guide, our AWS Amazing Minds share advice on how to navigate and optimise your cloud journey on AWS, tackling the 9 most common questions around upskilling on AWS, automation, DevSecOps, customised cloud and more. Our customers were the catalyst for creating the Amazing Minds series. Independent research combined with insights from our day-to-day business interactions, told us unequivocally that they wanted to be part of the journey. We also know that a secure and high-performing cloud journey is at its best when it’s a shared experience. Download the guide to see how you can achieve how performance outcomes on AWS, and save time and money whilst doing so.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
In this hands-on guide, our AWS Amazing Minds share advice on how to navigate and optimise your cloud journey on AWS, tackling the 9 most common questions around upskilling on AWS, automation, DevSecOps, customised cloud and more. Our customers were the catalyst for creating the Amazing Minds series. Independent research combined with insights from our day-to-day business interactions, told us unequivocally that they wanted to be part of the journey. We also know that a secure and high-performing cloud journey is at its best when it’s a shared experience. Download the guide to see how you can achieve how performance outcomes on AWS and save time and money whilst doing so.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
Australian businesses place the highest importance on improving productivity and business resilience. But there’s a conflict – if businesses allow employees and third parties to access data off-site, they’ve opened themselves up to one of the biggest security threats there are. So, is it a case of innovation or cybersecurity, or both? Here’s a tip: Growth, innovation and security should all be part of one conversation. Rackspace will help you uncover more about the contradiction within Australian businesses and most importantly, how to solve it.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 09, 2019
Insights into avoiding migration regret amongst CxO’s: The decision to move business workloads and applications to the cloud impacts all parts of the business and isn’t a decision isolated to the IT team. Our latest research study on the different motives, concerns and experiences of executive peers and business stakeholders when securing buy-in for a strategic IT move found 97% of C-level executives in ANZ suffered from migration regret during their first cloud migration. Packed with telling hindsight, over 200 c-suite executives shared their expectations and experiences during the cloud migration journey. They reveal what they would have done differently - namely enhanced communication and a clear plan of action - and offer practical advice to help others get buy-in internally and secure funding to support a move to the cloud.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 09, 2019
Closing the communication gap around security and digital transformation: According to a recent report, 95% of CIOs expect cyber-threats to increase over the next three years. But, despite cybersecurity being front of mind for board members and IT decision-makers, many admit they do not have an appropriate security strategy in place. In this eBook we will: • Discuss why organisations do not have a strategy in place for cybersecurity, despite the board and ITDMs recognising it as a key priority • Explore the challenges ITDMs face communicating with the board about organisational priorities and skills disconnect • Reveal what ITDMs can do to help close the looming 'security strategy gap' that is widening day by day, and could be detrimental to the organisation's cloud security Download our eBook now to learn how to close the security gap in your organisation.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 15, 2019
The guide to how SQL Server 2008 end-of-service can drive IT modernization. End-of-service presents serious risks to your organisation if you don’t deal with it correctly—or worse—if you don’t deal with it at all, including the loss of access to critical security updates and Microsoft hotfixes. Also, if you don’t take action, your organisation will be exposed to potential disruption from hackers and malware. That means valuable customer data could be exposed to attack, risking monetary and reputational damage. And from a regulatory standpoint, there could be compliance issues with rules such as HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR. On the other hand, if you take well-considered action that aligns with your long-term strategy, end-of-service is also an opportunity for data estate modernisation. In this e-book, we’ll discuss how migration to Azure as part of your fix for SQL Server 2008 end-of-service solves for all these, and opens doors for the future of your data-driven business.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Established organizations around the world are grappling with the dawn of the digital transformation (DX) economy as they find themselves disrupted by digital natives. In the digital age, traditional organizations risk being disrupted if they keep the status quo. For resource-constrained IT organizations, cloud services will be the foundation for their DX journey. This IDC InfoBrief takes a closer look at the new infrastructural requirements of transforming organizations and how managed cloud services are enabling their DX journey – with three key industries in the spotlight: • Retail – Retailers are expected to be significantly more mature in their cloud adoption in two years, and the next 12 months will see more deployments of hosted private cloud to support their business goals. • Travel and Hospitality – Enterprises will invest in hosted private cloud and IaaS, and adopt cloud-based applications to gain positive business outcomes from supply chain, enhanced guest experience and p
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS), an established general and life insurance firm, and subsidiary of the first insurance company in Japan, Tokio Marine Holdings, envisioned an e-services portal to improve user experience by providing a single platform for all customer interactions. For its infrastructure and environment development, the insurer engaged the professional managed security and managed public cloud services of Rackspace, to help with the optimization of its Azure cloud platform, as well as to ensure that the migration is compliant to Singapore’s strict regulations on public cloud use by financial services institutions. The new portal that went live recently had Rackspace instrumentally involved in its building, running, managing and optimizing for the Azure cloud, including a best-practice infrastructure design with the latest resiliency and security features. Building on the success of this year-long project, a future collaboration to tap Rackspace’s PCI DSS
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Noble Group needed to revamp its IT approach to support its technology and global business, which had in-house apps spread across 1,000 different servers around the world. Having worked with Rackspace previously, it had confidence in Rackspace’s expertise in IT transformation, and decided to take up its managed public cloud services for Microsoft Azure, and professional services for cloud migration, performance and scalability. Yet, this resulted in greater gained cost-savings and increased agility, as Noble moved its massive workloads to the Azure cloud with round-the-clock expertise from Rackspace. This proved to be a wise choice. To adapt to Noble Group’s fast changing business model, Rackspace needed to migrate 60 percent of its resources from on-premises infrastructure to Azure, following eight months of planning. At the end of the cloud migration, Noble Group successfully reduced the 2,000 servers from its infrastructure to just 200 servers.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Getting started with Microsoft Azure can be easier than you imagine – Rackspace is a seasoned cloud management partner of myriad customers around the world. Pooling its depth of cloud experience with its expertise across all the major cloud platforms, Rackspace sieves out the proven steps to help IT teams adopt Azure cloud in lowering costs, more strategic use of IT resources and a competitive edge. To get started with Microsoft Azure, check out this white paper for coverage of the essentials, from planning and budgeting to choosing the best strategy to secure your cloud environment, in seven critical steps: 1. Don’t start with a production workload 2. Consider any corporate policies and compliance issues 3. Define your goals for the cloud 4. Calculate your financial return on Azure 5. Determine your cloud identity strategy 6. Consider how to secure your cloud environment 7. Realize it’s not as easy as it looks
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Don’t let the end of support for SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 sneak up on you. Check out this infographic for a snapshot of the preparation that needs to be done, and learn how to avoid business disruptions by adopting the most current security and innovation technologies.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Enterprises in Asia Pacific now run multiple clouds with sizeable workloads, and cloud technologies have become increasingly challenging to manage. While IT organizations seek specialized expertise to keep pace with the constant change and complexity, what they are met with instead, is a global shortage of skilled cloud experts. As the costs in recruiting and training talent rises, the situation escalates into a hurdle to implementing cloud strategies. To better understand the cost of cloud expertise, Rackspace teamed up with the London School of Economics (LSE) and independent research house Vanson Bourne, to research on the severity of the problem. This e-book covers the findings to provide thought-provoking insights into why you should drive your cloud journey along the managed cloud provider route, if you were to be caught in a no-win HR loop.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
IT transformation is more than a one-time migration of applications to the cloud, because the cloud isn’t a destination in itself. Successful migration is the start of an ongoing process of evolving your applications to take advantage of new native capabilities, as they become available on your chosen cloud platform. This e-book illustrates the iterative process of cloud adoption by following the IT transformation journey of a fictitious company, Mercurial Footwear, in its adoption of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The various stages of this transformation — from a simple lift-and-shift to the cloud to leveraging cutting-edge technologies like containers and serverless computing — are typical of the process that Rackspace helps its customers to navigate through. With step-by-step explanations, the e-book will provide you with insights into the way cloud architecture evolves, to help you to better take advantage of the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) features most re
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Moving enterprise applications to the cloud is a task that can daunt even the most seasoned IT professional. Beyond the technical considerations, many other variables also influence the migration effort, and the sheer number of options available to application architects and developers can be overwhelming. Most migration scenarios however, can be addressed by following a simple four-phase approach, namely Assess, Plan, Prepare and Migrate, where each phase is intended to move the migration effort forward with maximum learning and minimum risk. This white paper examines the most common application migration issues and provides guidance on these four phases, so that you can have an easier time in determining the best migration strategy, and take maximum advantage of the cloud.
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: May 28, 2019
Today, it isn’t a matter of if you’re taking SAP to the cloud – but a matter of when, and how you’re going to make it happen. Because by moving your SAP workloads to the cloud, you are putting them together with other data streams, advanced analytics and machine learning, to create a powerful combination to better engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products. This e-book introduces Rackspace as the managed cloud service provider to partner, for moving SAP workloads to Azure. Being certified in all the leading SAP technologies, including hosting services, HANA Operations and HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) – and having been awarded Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year five times – Rackspace has got the whole SAP on Azure solution covered, from planning to deployment and ongoing management. Check out the case studies of global companies, like Rockwell Automation, The Mosaic Company, Malaysia Airlines and Coats & Clark, to discover how they have benefi
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By: Rackspace     Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
Insights into avoiding migration regret amongst CxO’s: The decision to move business workloads and applications to the cloud impacts all parts of the business and isn’t a decision isolated to the IT team. Our latest research study on the different motives, concerns and experiences of executive peers and business stakeholders when securing buy-in for a strategic IT move found 97% of C-level executives in ANZ suffered from migration regret during their first cloud migration. Packed with telling hindsight, over 200 c-suite executives shared their expectations and experiences during the cloud migration journey. They reveal what they would have done differently - namely enhanced communication and a clear plan of action - and offer practical advice to help others get buy-in internally and secure funding to support a move to the cloud.
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By: Rackspace - Google Cloud     Published Date: Jul 26, 2019
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings within your retail organisation. With over 2.5 million hours of experience managing over 8000+ ecommerce websites, let us look after the intensive day-to-day operations of the cloud, so that you can focus on achieving your core business objectives. This paper explores: • Customer Voices: a look at three customers experiences working and thriving with GCP cloud • Shopping trends and forecasts for 2019 • What’s on offer with Rackspace and our Fanatical Experience™
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By: Rackspace - Google Cloud     Published Date: Jul 26, 2019
In today’s digital world, technologies such as cloud have become commonplace to take digital transformation projects to the next level. But while cloud is critical to business transformation success, Australian IT decision-makers (ITDMs) still feel that the C-suite does not understand the time and complexity of the journey. This paper explores: • Insights on challenges faced by Australian ITDMs when rolling out cloud projects • The role of the ITDM today • Key blockages IT stakeholders encounter when driving digital change, and; • What they need from the business and wider technology ecosystem to navigate the risks associated with starting a cloud project or moving to a full cloud-first model.
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By: Rackspace - VMware     Published Date: Oct 24, 2019
As an IT leader, we know you have the desire to help the business deliver more and do better. Yet, it’s a tough and often a complex journey. There is no doubt you’ve heard of Hybrid Cloud, but do you know what outcomes it can deliver for your business? The fact remains, Hybrid Cloud strategy implementation is challenging – there are no two ways about it. But what it offers are cost simplification, increased flexibility, reliability, and assurances around security and regulatory compliance. However, this assumes hybrid cloud has been planned and implemented in the correct way, which almost certainly requires outside help. If you’re considering Hybrid Cloud, tick off the right boxes to build your business case; learn about how to make the next move, the right one.
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By: RackSpace Hosting     Published Date: Feb 17, 2010
Why Rackspace Managed Colocation (Platform Hosting) over traditional Colocation.
Tags : rackspace managed colocation, platform hosting, traditional colocation, web hosting, networking
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By: RackSpace Hosting     Published Date: Feb 17, 2010
Managed Colocation from Rackspace® Hosting is all the things you want from traditional colocation, such as freedom and control, and none of the things you don't-like the hassles of infrastructure management.
Tags : rackspace managed colocation, platform hosting, traditional colocation, web hosting, networking, network engineering
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By: RackSpace Hosting     Published Date: Feb 17, 2010
Managed Colocation, is the hosting choice of many businesses because it provides the desired level of control while offloading some of the inconvenience, financial risk and upfront capital.
Tags : rackspace managed colocation, platform hosting, traditional colocation, web hosting, networking, cloud computing
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By: RackSpace Hosting     Published Date: Feb 19, 2010
Understand how much of your company's time and efforts will be focused on managing servers or on driving innovators for your business and decide which hosting solution best supports what you want to do.
Tags : rackspace hosting, hosting spectrum, managing servers, managed hosting, managed colocation
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