Rackspace Hosting Announces New CloudU Program and Webinar Series

Free classes on cloud computing technology and business benefits

Rackspace Hosting, a leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry today announced its new CloudU Program and webinar series.

CloudU is a cloud computing curriculum designed for technologists and non-technical users alike. The program’s goal is to build widespread knowledge about the cloud revolution and encourage discussion about the cloud’s benefits for businesses of all sizes.

Panelists for the first webinar, Revolution Not Evolution: How Cloud Computing Differs from Traditional IT and Why it Matters, will include John Engates, CTO, Rackspace, Ben Kepes, cloud computing analyst, Diversity Limited and Charles Babcock, editor-at-large, InformationWeek.

Three-hundred people who register to receive more information about CloudU will receive a free copy of Charlie’s book, “Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution: How Cloud Computing Is Transforming Business and Why You Can’t Afford to Be Left Behind.”*

Other monthly whitepapers and webinar topics will include:

  • Cloudonomics: The Economics of Cloud Computing
  • Understanding the Cloud Stack: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
  • Say Goodbye to DIY Data Centers: An Infrastructure-as-a-Service Intensive
  • Elephant in the Room: Cloud Security and What Vendors and Customers Need To Do To Stay Secure
  • Planning a Move to the Cloud: Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls
  • Running a Business on the Cloud: Management Strategies for the New IT
  • Creative Configurations: Mixing and Matching Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds for Maximum benefits
  • Does Data Want to be Free? Exploring Issues in the Open Cloud from Vendor Lock-in to Open Standards
  • You Want to Put My Database Where?: Determining the Right Fit Between Your Technology and Cloud, and When It Makes Sense to Stay In-House
  • iTunes meets Big Business: The Rise of Software-as-a-Service Marketplaces and How to Leverage Them for Your Business
  • A Future in the Clouds?: Predicting the Landscape in 3 Years’ Time


The first webinar, Revolution Not Evolution: How Cloud Computing Differs from Traditional IT and Why it Matters, will take place on Thursday, January 27 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.


To register please visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=3vyxz5rtl24m

For more information on CloudU and a full schedule of upcoming whitepapers and webinars, please visit: www.rackspacecloud.com/cloudU.

* For more information how you can receive a free copy of the book visit http://www.rackspacecloud.com/blog/2011/01/24/cloudu-first-webinar-and-whitepaper/

For more information about Rackspace and the company’s suite of products, visit: www.rackspace.com.

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