Rackspace’s Digital Takeover Day with Bucks UTC

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Rackspace’s Digital Takeover Day with Bucks UTC

On Tuesday 13th December, leading cloud-management providers Rackspace provided a full-day seminar and workshop for Computing students of Bucks UTC, from all Year Groups.


The Seminars

The day began with an introduction from Rackspace employees James, Cameron, and Charlie, talking through the aspects that made their workplace special, such as the unique Rackspace culture, diversity and special focus they place on individuals’ strengths in the workplace. This was followed with an explanation of the unique services Rackspace provide across their Dedicated and Cloud Hosting platforms and how these help businesses in the information age where the success of an eCommerce platform is built upon employees with a great skillset and reliable IT infrastructure.


The Workshops

In the afternoon sessions, students had the opportunity to solve real world business problems by utilising Cloud technologies. After designing the solution, the team from Rackspace built what the students had designed demonstrating how easily and efficiently Cloud technologies can be used to achieve business objectives. Once built, the learners were then tasked to complete some basic management operations of Linux servers that were used to run a clustered web application.


Groups of students worked in groups with Rackspace leaders to participate in cloud-based activities.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with the dedicated and talented students and staff at Bucks UTC. We look forward to developing a strong partnership into the future as we work together to skill up the next generation of Cloud Engineers and IT Administrators”. – Cameron, Technical Manager, Rackspace UK


What is Cloud Management?


About Rackspace UK


Rackspace offers a wide variety of specialised engineering skills to architect and manage not only the infrastructure, but also the many complex tools and applications that run on top of a Cloud, including the latest data engines and ecommerce platforms. They are the largest managed cloud provider, offering expertise across some of the biggest-names to use cloud computing, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Cloud/Azure.


A Specialist, Employer-Led Education

Our Computing and Construction Programmes, teach students about the diversity and complexity of the Industry from the expertrs, ensuring learners leave with the knowledge and qualifications the industry really wants. Our courses provide insight and exposure to the careers available, thanks to our world-leading industry sponsors including Taylor Wimpey, McAfee and Cisco. Plus we work with 30+ local companies, such as Rackspace UK, who help to provide work experience and placement opportunities, along with site visits and lectures.

Visit our Education+ page to learn more about the amazing things we do.