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How do you manage all of the servers, applications, at scale? One great solution is +Ansible.

On this week's Office Hours Hangout, Rackers +Alan Bush and +Drew Cox will be joined by Ansible CTO Michael DeHaan as they discuss  Configuration Management, IT Automation, and managing cloud architecture at scale. 
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Checkout the Ansible Documentation to learn how to get started! http://docs.ansible.com/
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Come join +Rackspace's Startup Liaison Officer +Robert Scoble and Rackers +Drew Cox and +Alan Bush as they discuss the ways that Cloud Computing has changed the business and technology of Startup Culture. 

This will be a live Hangout On Air, and will include a Question and Answer session. Bring your questions for Robert and the team.
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Please take our Office Hours Hangout Survey to let us know how we're doing and how we can provide a better show down the road. http://go.rackspace.com/officehours
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Learn How Social Media Support Startup +HelpSocial scales their business
with +Rackspace Cloud

On this week's Office Hours Hangout join Rackers +Alan Bush and +Drew Cox as they chat with fellow Racker and +HelpSocial co-founder +Matt Wilbanks about how HelpSocial pivoted from an internal tool to become one of the
first publicly available social media support tools. We'll discuss some of
the challenges presented to them along the way, and how Matt and team used
the Rackspace Cloud to overcome these hurdles.

Bring your questions for this Thursday's Hangout!
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Don't miss next week's hangout with Rackspace Startup Liaison +Robert Scoble: https://plus.google.com/events/cpli2vq03253phtpkrgdbfk2e8g 
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Amigos,
A equipe brasileira da Rackspace preparou mais um Hangout totalmente em português! E você é nosso convidado especial!
No Hangout desta semana iremos aprensentar novidades da Rackspace e o Mailgun. Apresentaremos a seguinte agenda:

• Novos produtos Rackspace
• Como migrar para servidores Performance
• Apresentação do serviço Mailgun

Queremos sua participação no nosso próximo hangout. Se você já é nosso cliente e deseja participar desta iniciativa, entre em contato conosco através dos emails eric.cavalcanti@rackspace.com ou anapaula.oliveira@rackspace.com e daremos maiores detalhes de como participar. A participação é limitada a um cliente por hangout.

Envie-nos suas perguntas, sugestões e idéias. Se não puder nos acompanhar, poderá também assistir via Youtube ou Google+. Para participar, inscreva-se aqui, clique na área de notificações localizada no topo da página Google+ e isto te dará a opção de nos assistir ao vivo.
Aguardamos sua presença e idéias.Queremos ouvir sua opinião.

Um grande abraço,
Rackspace – Equipe Brasil
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Nem pensei nisso Xico, mas é verdade. Ano que vem vou com ele para festa  do St. Patricks.
Agora estou responsável pelo hangout inclusive pela conta da Rackspace, foi meu primeiro hangout coordenando e acabei esquecendo de ativar o Q&A, mas para a próxima já aprendi. hehe
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Racker Experiences at SXSW

The Interactive portion of South By Southwest is just wrapping up, so let's hear from some Rackers, including +Jill Sciarillo, +Garrett Heath and others on their experiences, lessons learned, and new trends featured at SXSW.
Join us on Thursday March 13th at 1:00 pm (Central Time)
Bring your questions!  
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Want to learn more about #Heartbleed  and how +Rackspace identified and proactively patched servers impacted by the vulnerability? Join us on Wednesday, April 16th, at 1pm CST for a Live Hangout on Air.  We will be joined by several specialist Rackers who determined the severity of the vulnerability, and responded to the issue at a sizable scale.

Bring your questions, and we'll answer them in this special interactive Hangout.
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Stop the bleeding: How to patch Heartbleed at scale
Wed, April 16, 2:00 PM
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Are there scenarios when open source is not the best option?
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Join us Monday Night for an After Hours chat with our After Hours Rackers.
We'll be highlighting some of the great Community Forum posts created recently by two of our After Hours Rackers, Nathan and Melvin. 

We'll be focusing on the great work that goes into the community - 24x7x365 - including some great video tutorials. Join us to discuss these great posts and meet some Rackers. 
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Rackspace Community Hangout After Dark
Mon, April 7, 10:00 PM
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How much has The Cloud changed in the last year?

Last week we celebrated one year of Cloud Office Hours Hangouts, and we realized that some of the best practices and tools we featured on our first hangouts are now out of date - that's how fast the cloud moves. 
On Thursday's hangout we'll discuss the top 5 changes we've seen in Cloud Computing this past year. Join Rackers +Alan Bush, +Drew Cox, and +Jill Sciarillo as we discuss new technologies, new best practices, and  other exciting developments in cloud computing.

Are there any new technologies you want to discuss? Ask in the comments and/or with hashtag #CloudQA  on G+ and Twitter.
You can also watch past episodes at http://go.rackspace.com/office-hours
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Learn about Scalable Databases with +ScaleArc 

This week's Rackspace Cloud Office Hours features our Cloud Marketplace partner +ScaleArc. On our hangouts we have covered a lot of ways to scale your application and web tiers - this hangout is devoted to a great way to scale and replicate your database tier. 
Join Rackers +Alan Bush, +Drew Cox, +Jill Sciarillo, and David and Michael from ScaleArc as they cover database scaling. Bring your Questions for the Question and Answer session.    
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Live Hangout with #StartupBus  participants

Sunday morning 6 busses left from cities around North America, packed with developers, designers & hackers, all headed for San Antonio. Over the last few days they've been building companies, apps, and products - all from a moving bus. These buspreneurs will arrive at Rackspace on Wednesday, and will finish and present their startups here. 

On Thursday, join Rackers +Alan Bush, +Drew Cox, and +Jill Sciarillo along with special guest buspreneurs as they discuss the experience, the products, and the people on the StartupBus. 

Learn more about the StartupBus here: https://northamerica.startupbus.com/
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Live from StartupBus 2014 at Rackspace
Thu, March 6, 2:00 PM
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For more info of the ups and downs along the way check out my Storify: http://storify.com/brookebeason/the-startupbus-adventure-to-sxsw
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