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Bulgarian Rax.bg certified as Cloud computing Service Provider on the VMware vCloud Air Network Program

SOFIA, Bulgaria, 28-Jun-2016 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — RAX.bg, a provider of Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud computing, today announced its entry into the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network, with RAX vCloud Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Servers, a VMware IaaS Powered service. This designation illustrates to customers that the company’s public cloud service is validated using and compatible for use with VMware vSphere®, the leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures.

A member of the VMware vCloud Air Network, RAX provides its VMware IaaS Powered service using proven VMware technology that organizations already use in their existing data centers. VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers offer global cloud services in more than 100 countries.

“VMware IaaS Powered services delivered by VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers can provide the efficiency, agility, and reliability inherent in cloud computing,” said Graham Crich, Director, Cloud and Service Provider Partners, EMEA, VMware. “We look forward to supporting RAX further as it empowers organizations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.”

Customers of RAX have the ability to move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the VMware IaaS Powered service. This allows customers to achieve flexibility and security, while enabling increased IT agility.

RAX sought VMware IaaS Powered validation in order to improve its overall cloud computing capabilities, to add high availability and automated fault tolerance to its public and private cloud services and to provide more businesses with the opportunity to take advantage of VMware’s unique hybrid cloud computing technology. As a VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider, RAX can now provide users with enhanced responsiveness and agility, and enable reduced IT costs through greater performance, availability and scalability.

The service debuted on June 15, 2016.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

TRAC Research Partners with CloudSlam 2010 to Present Key Trends for Managing Cloud Performance

TRAC Research, a market research and analyst firm specializing in IT management, will lead three sessions at CloudSlam™ 2010 to provide insights into the key trends for managing the performance of cloud services. TRAC Research will deliver a keynote presentation and moderate two panel sessions at the event.

TRAC Research Partners with CloudSlam 2010 to Present Key Trends for Managing Cloud Performance

“As organizations are considering deployments of cloud services, many of them are concerned that they could lose control over the performance of IT services that are being delivered from the Cloud. Cloud computing is changing how organizations are leveraging computing resources, but it is also changing how they go about ensuring optimal performance of their IT services, improving resource utilization and enabling new technology rollouts in a cost effective fashion. Our sessions at CloudSlam™ 2010 will highlight IT performance management capabilities that organizations need to have in place to achieve the full benefits of deploying cloud computing services and avoid the deterioration of the quality of end-user experience. Also, we are excited to have some of the vendors who are leading innovation in the cloud management space participate in panel discussions that we will be moderating,” said Bojan Simic, Principal Analyst at TRAC Research.

TRAC’s presentations will also explore the role that solutions for load balancing, application acceleration, end-user and application monitoring, business transaction management and IT service management play in managing the performance of cloud services.

Keynote Presentation:

Title: Best Practices for Managing Hybrid Cloud Environments
Date and Time: 8:15pm EST, March 23rd
Presenter: Bojan Simic, Principal Analyst TRAC Research

Registration and presentation abstract:
http://cloudslam10.com/content/best-practices-managing-hybrid-cloud-environments

Panel Session:

Title: Monitoring the Performance of Cloud Services: New Tools for a New Era
Date and Time: 6:45pm EST, March 23rd
Panelists: Motti Tal, EVP, Marketing, Product & Corporate Development at OpTier, Claudia Dent, VP of Product Management at Gomez, Chris O’Connell, Director of Product Marketing at Nimsoft, Bojan Simic, Principal Analyst at TRAC Research (moderator)

Registration and presentation abstract:
http://cloudslam10.com/content/trac-research-panel

Panel Session:

Title: Application Acceleration in the Cloud
Date and Time: 9:45am EST, March 25th
Panelists: Owen Garrett, Product Manager at Zeus Technologies, Opher Dubrovsky, AVP Product Marketing at Crescendo Networks, Michael Kuperman, VP of Operations at Cotendo, Bojan Simic, Principal Analyst atTRAC Research (moderator).

Registration and presentation abstract:
http://cloudslam10.com/content/application-acceleration-cloud

About CloudSlam™ 2010:
The 2nd Annual Virtual Conference on Cloud Computing will be hosted online from March 23-25, 2010. It is global event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing.

About TRAC Research:
TRAC Research is a business-to-business (B2B) market research and analyst company that specializes in IT performance management.

Businesses Would Love To Never Have To Buy Another Server Again

Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing, has announced the results of its latest survey, which highlights the growing problem of businesses struggling to cope with the demands of managing their own servers. More than half of the businesses surveyed responded that they would ‘love to never have to buy another server again.’

Rackspace’s online survey research was conducted in September 2009 and involved 441 US and UK-based IT decision-makers at companies with 100-500 employees

The research underscores Rackspace’s recent launch of No More Servers, a campaign and community dedicated to a new way of buying IT which includes managed hosting, cloud computing and email hosting. The new service has been created to help free businesses from the hassle of in-house server management and to enable them to instead shift their focus onto mission critical applications, core competencies and innovation. Rackspace is augmenting this initiative with Rackspace.co.uk/NoMoreServers, a location for companies to learn the benefits of hosting services.

The study, conducted by LoudHouse on behalf of Rackspace, investigated the views of more than 441 IT managers at mid-size enterprises and revealed that approximately one third of their IT staff’s time is spent on server management, which is liable to limit their ability to focus on strategic initiatives that could benefit the business. Fifty eight percent of respondents cited the ‘hassle of managing servers’ as a challenge for their organization, while 61% of IT managers said ‘time to drive innovation’ was a challenge.

Additionally, on-site servers were seen to also cause ‘server stress’ for IT managers, who cited ‘the need to be available 24×7’, ‘hardware issues and maintenance’, and ‘after-hours calls and issues’ as the top three server management issues. The survey also found that 51% of respondents have made mistakes in their server capacity planning. Fifteen percent have bought too many servers and 36% have failed to buy enough. This leaves businesses exposed to the risks of financial waste and the inability to cope with user demand by not getting server spending right the first time.

The survey also revealed that 35% of companies identify themselves as ‘proactive and slightly ahead of the curve’ when it comes to describing their approach to new technologies, while 28% remain ‘cautious and reactive.’ When it comes to hosting and cloud computing, barriers to adoption include assurances of reliability (29%), evidence of cost savings (28%) and assurances of security (27%).

“IT should be an enabler,” said Lanham Napier, president and chief executive officer of Rackspace Hosting. “The survey seems to reveal that a huge chunk of time and resources are spent keeping the lights on and preventing problems. Rackspace, with its world class Fanatical Support, can free organizations from the hassle of server management and enable their IT teams to focus on strategic initiatives that will positively impact the business.”

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NoMoreServers.com, a site dedicated to the emergence of Computing-as-a-Service models

Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX) has announced the launch of NoMoreServers.com, a site dedicated to the emergence of Computing-as-a-Service models (like hosting, cloud computing and SaaS) to power corporate computing.

To support this campaign, the hosting company has hired renowned hosting industry strategist Andrew Schroepfer. In his role, Schroepfer will cover the trend in depth from how providers are evolving to how real businesses are making this trend pay off.

“A new way to run business computing is emerging,” said Lanham Napier, president and CEO of Rackspace. “We have countless business customers tell us they are finished buying servers and are looking for a computing partner. People don’t want to buy standalone computing, they want computing as a service with Fanatical Support. This trend will have major implications on the entire IT industry, and there is no one more qualified to cover it day-to-day than Andy.”

NoMoreServers.com will feature daily and unique commentary explaining the next era in computing. In addition to filtering and reviewing interesting developments and third-party content about the NoMoreServers computing era, the site will feature daily commentary and a live community portal for visitors to engage on the topic and offers a white paper on the subject for community members.

Schroepfer has been a key analyst in the hosting industry since its inception in the late 1990s. From his beginnings at Piper Jaffray where he developed and managed the VoIP (Voice-over-Internet-Protocol) industry’s primary market statistics, Schroepfer published a 270-page report on the dis-aggregation of communications which sparked his coverage of the Web hosting industry. He then joined Goldman Sachs as VP and senior equity analyst on the Internet Infrastructure Services industry during the time when Equinix, Loudcloud (now HP), and Webex (now Cisco) were executing their IPOs (Initial Public Offerings). In late 2000, Schroepfer founded, led, and later sold Tier1 Research, the leading specialist research firm on the hosting and data centre industry whose insights and data remain highly relevant.

“Having covered the hosting industry since its inception, and having strongly recommended Rackspace since 2001, I am excited to now become a Racker,” said Andy Schroepfer. “I have always said Rackspace will be more than just a leader in hosting, and I am honoured to join the 2,700-strong Fanatical Support team tasked with sustaining and evolving our leadership role as the IT value chain is recast.”

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