Finding Your Noble Cause

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At TEDxSanAntonio, Nick Longo, co-founder of Geekdom, walked onto the stage, sat on a chair and started to read from a book labeled “Hope, Dream and Inspire.” But the story he told wasn’t a fairy tale. In fact, it was Longo’s own entrepreneurial journey and how his […]

Mind Blown Open at TEDxSanAntonio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News TEDxSanAntonio spotlighted urban parks, courthouse architecture, mental illness, sex, death, jail, space exploration, entrepreneurship, antibiotic resistant bacteria and more on Saturday. A record 500 people attended the daylong event at Rackspace’s headquarters. They listened to 18-minute talks on the overarching theme “Minds Wide Open.” The 19 speakers […]

Rackspace Sees All Companies Moving to the Hybrid Cloud

All of Rackspace’s customers will be hybrid cloud customers in the future, said Gerardo Dada, the company’s product marketing leader. San Antonio-based Rackspace, which calls itself the Open Cloud company and co-founded with NASA the Open Stack operating system, has seen its cloud computing business skyrocket in the past few years. The cloud lets customers […]

A Storify Wrap-up of the Nonprofit Tech Summit at Rackspace

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Five Nonprofit Organizations Pitch Startups at Tech Summit

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Five nonprofit teams pitched their ventures at the Nonprofit Technology Summit Friday at Rackspace. The teams went through a 3 Day Startup program at Geekdom to prepare their presentations. Patrick Currie with Boy With a Ball San Antonio pitched a youth mentorship program to reach young people […]

Rackspace Adds Schlitterbahn and Other Hybrid Cloud Customers

Rackspace announced Tuesday that it has landed Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts as a new customer for its hybrid cloud hosting services. Schlitterbahn, based in New Braunfels, has water parks in Texas and Kansas City. The company needed a computing infrastructure that allowed it to scale its operations during times of peak demand. Rackspace already counted […]

Rackspace Launches OpenStack Training Programs

Rackspace has just launched programs for information technology professionals looking for training on OpenStack. The San Antonio-based company founded OpenStack, the standard open-source operating system for cloud computing. Now Rackspace has launched an online training course and four new classroom-based courses for OpenStack. It has also established a training partner program with New Horizons Computer […]

San Antonio-based TrueAbility Pitches at TechStar Cloud Demo Day

TrueAbility’s CEO Luke Owen pitched the San Antonio-based company today at TechStars Cloud Demo Day. The company also announced that it has successfully completed its beta program with Rackspace Hosting. TrueAbility has created a cloud-based technical assessment platform that allows companies to assess the technical abilities of their job candidates. Rackspace has been using TrueAbility’s […]

Rackspace Battles Patent Trolls

Rackspace wants to wipe out so called “patent trolls.” And as Alan Schoenbaum, chief counsel at San Antonio-based Rackspace, detailed in a blog post titled “Kill The Patent, Kill The Troll” last Friday, that’s a difficult task. “Despite our efforts, these patent troll lawsuits keep popping up like weeds. It’s like a never-ending game of […]

Rackspace and Dell in Film Festival Competition

Rackspace and Dell are among more than 70 big companies vying to win the best video in the Center for Corporate Citizenship’s annual Film Festival. The competition allows companies to showcase their video skills to communicate how they give back to the communities they serve. Voting kicked off today and runs through March 1. Only […]