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Hosted VDI or virtual desktops for individuals: Any suggestions?

I’m still hunting for a virtual desktop solution for me, personally. I really would like an instance of Windows sitting in the cloud that I can access whenever I want. I’d ideally like it to include Microsoft Office and I plan on sticking DropBox, Box, Evernote and a whole load of other systems on it. […]

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Services

Trying DaaS on my iPad — it really does rock

This is my iPad running the free Citrix Receiver application, which in turn is connected into my demo account on the CyberlinkASP / Rackspace DaaS service. I’ve been trying it out over the past few days and I have to say, the concept of DaaS (“Desktop as a Service”) really does appeal. The ability to […]

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News

MIR is no longer hosted on the Rackspace Cloud

For a good few years we’ve been hosting Mobile Industry Review (“MIR”) on the Rackspace Cloud. I’ve loved it. The concept is this: You pay $100 a month minimum. That buys you 10,000 ‘compute cycles’ and a ton of diskspace and bandwidth. For a reasonable sized site like MIR with around 250,000 visitors a month, […]

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CloudVox: Make calls & texts via your Rackspace Cloud Server

I’m a pretty big fan of Rackspace, ever since I turned to them to manage my dedicated servers years ago. I moved all my online activities to Rackspace’s new Cloud service about a year ago and I haven’t looked back. It’s been simply fantastic and I really enjoy not having to arse around with actual […]