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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Oops ladyHere we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.

In addition, here at SMB Nation, we are already gearing up for our annual fall event to be held Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas at the Rio! We have designed a brand new Web site specifically for this event, which you must check out today: http://fall.smbnation.com/. For additional information on the new Web site, our cool XP Migrations video produced by Bigger Brains, and our fall conference, check out our blog post here. Hurry up, and get your registration in, as we are less than two months away from this event!

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Rackspace Announces Plans to Create New Global Cloud Network Program

Rackspace logoToday, Rackspace Hosting announced plans for a global program designed to help the company expand the reach of their cloud network. In this program, Rackspace would build and run public clouds on their OpenStack system for service providers.

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Rackspace Joins Magento Partner Program

Rackspace logoRackspace today announced that they have become a Platinum level partner in Magento’s Hosting Partner Program. This partnership, announced at the Magento Imagine Conference, will allow the two organizations to develop and offer ecommerce solutions and entry into new markets to dedicated and open hybrid cloud customers.

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Rackspace Joins Magento Partner Program

Rackspace logoRackspace today announced that they have become a Platinum level partner in Magento’s Hosting Partner Program. This partnership, announced at the Magento Imagine Conference, will allow the two organizations to develop and offer ecommerce solutions and entry into new markets to dedicated and open hybrid cloud customers.

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Rackspace Powers Open Cloud Infrastructure for BuffaloLink Networking Product

Rackspace announced this morning that it has been selected by Buffalo, a provider of networking and storage solutions for the home and small business environments, to provide the open cloud infrastructure that will power its new product, BuffaloLink. This product will give Buffalo customers easy access to terabytes of content, using the cloud to access their data at their home or office from anywhere. 

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Rackspace Survey: Demands for Cloud-Centric IT Skills are on the Upswing

New research, including a survey of 1,300 companies commissioned by Rackspace, has found that more than half of organizations’ cloud deployments are being hampered by a shortage of cloud computing skills.

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Rackspace Extends Cloud Operations Expertise to Private Clouds with OpenCenter

Rackspace Hosting announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise data center. 

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Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Here we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior. We have been pretty busy around here at SMB Nation in gearing up for our SMB 150 Awards, and our Spring Conference, which will be held May 3-5, 2013, at the Microsoft Redmond Campus. For more information, and to register, go to: http://spring.smbnation.com/.

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Rackspace Lowers Prices for Open Cloud Portfolio, Bandwidth Services

Rackspace logoToday, Rackspace Hosting announced price reductions for their Content Delivery Network and Cloud Bandwidth services, as well as new pricing tiers for their open cloud portfolio. The company went live with one of the new price levels today, and will continue to discount services throughout 2013.

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Survey Says: 88% of Cloud Users Report Cost Savings, Increased Profits

Rackspace Hosting reported in a study released today that 88 percent of cloud users point to cost savings. In addition, 56 percent of respondents agree that cloud computing has helped them boost profits.

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