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Technical and Product News and Insights from Rackspace

Highly customizable DBaaS on AWS and GCP

Originally published on July 24, 2020 at

Moving to cloud solutions, whether for basic storage and compute resources or managed solutions like ObjectRocket Databases, are becoming increasingly common as businesses look to cut costs and simplify their operations. ObjectRocket at Rackspace Technology serves as a simple one-stop solution for people wanting to run databases.

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Introducing MongoDB Compass

This post introduces the GUI for MongoDB®, known as the MongoDB Compass.

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Announcing Rackspace Teams for Government

Rackspace Teams for Government is a unique engagement model that we purposely developed based on feedback from government customers who asked for the ability to access in-depth cloud expertise on-demand without any long-term commitments or the need to hire a staff of their own.

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AWS Outposts: A hybrid approach to designing hybrid environments—Part Two

Amazon Web Services® (AWS) Outposts is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, or local data storage. In Part two, we dive under the hood.

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Managed Timescale on the Object Rocket service

Originally published on May 4, 2020 at

Rackspace Technology is excited to add yet another general availability data store to the ObjectRocket platform in both AWS® and GCP®.

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Designate and the Rackspace Technology OpenStack Private Cloud

OpenStack® Designate allows the Rackspace Technology OpenStack Private Cloud users to use Domain Name Server (DNS) services in their environment.

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Introducing Oracle Application Express

Could your organization be more agile, developing applications faster, cheaper, and more efficiently? Consider using Oracle® Application Express (APEX) and low-code development—a visual development method using drag-and-drop elements. Introduction APEX enables you to adapt to changing requirements and empowers developers and your entire organization to be a part of the solution quickly. Image source: Why APEX? APEX is the easiest way for developers to build visually appealing apps for their data.

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AWS Outposts: A hybrid approach to designing hybrid environments—Part One

Amazon Web Services® (AWS) Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, application programmer interfaces (APIs), and tools to virtually any data center, colocation space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

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Introducing Cisco Defense Orchestrator

On June 9th, Rackspace Technology introduced support for Cisco® Defense Orchestrator (CDO).

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Configure the Azure Diagnostic Extension for Storing Linux Log Files

A colleague of mine was trying to figure out a cheap and simple way to store log files from their application and have the functionality to search through it. The first thing that came to mind was using an Azure® monitor to read the logs, but another option that most people forget is the Azure Linux Diagnostic Extension. This extension can collect metrics from the virtual machine (VM), read log events from the syslog, customize collected data metrics, collect specific log files that you can store in a storage table, and send metrics and log events to EventHub endpoints. The Azure portal lets the end-user configure all the preceding settings except collecting specific log files. Let me show you the steps required and a gotcha that sent me on a troubleshooting mission.

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