Thursday, 25th April 2019

Rackspace delivers end-to-end management for AWS Database Services

Comprehensive data migration, management and optimisation solution reduces operational costs and time to market for customers.

Rackspace has launched Rackspace Managed Database Services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), a suite of services designed to accelerate customers’ ability to leverage adoption of Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue and Amazon Athena. As an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner with nearly 20 years of experience managing complex database environments, Rackspace has developed an end-to-end data management service designed to help customers architect, integrate, and optimise their environments with the relational database management system, data warehouse, and serverless services on AWS. Rackspace Managed Database Services for AWS helps customers prepare, load, and query vast sets of data more efficiently and effectively, while reducing operational costs and time to market.

This new offering is the latest example of how Rackspace is fulfilling its strategy to deliver modern IT as a service for its customers by offering unbiased expertise, a rich portfolio of cloud solutions, together with industry recognised Fanatical ExperienceTM.

Recent research suggests that 90 percent of the data in the world generated in the last two years alone.[1] As the proliferation of data continues, many growing businesses are faced with new considerations as they continue to build a digital operating environment with evolving data requirements. Businesses are looking for solutions and services to help them migrate, modernise, store, manage, and analyse a variety of datasets growing at an ever-increasing pace.

AWS has built a proven suite of data services designed to provide customers with high performing and pay-as-you-go databases, fast and scalable data warehouses, flexible storage options and enhanced data analytic capabilities.However, many businesses lack the internal resources and expertise needed to implement and manage these services effectively.

“Rackspace has been managing a wide range of databases for decades, and we’re in a unique position to apply our deep expertise to help customers optimise and accelerate their use of Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue, and Amazon Athena,” said Nick Henry, Senior Director, Managed Public Services, EMEA. “AWS is continually enhancing its data services, and customers look to us for help designing and implementing these AWS capabilities and solutions.”

The Rackspace end-to-end data management service builds on the company’s next generation, value added services for public cloud customers. This offering addresses customers’ key considerations by providing a modular approach with support in several important areas, including:

  • Full Lifecycle Management – Provides support for migration, implementation, administration, and optimisation of data to allow customers to focus more time and resources on their business, while leveraging these cloud-native data technologies.
  • Enhanced Data Analytic Capabilities – Delivers support for leading AWS data and business intelligence management services, while also providing ongoing management for flexible, scalable cloud analytics already on AWS.
  • Modular Pricing – Rackspace services are provided in a modular approach to allow customers to consume the appropriate services at any point in their cloud journey and create customised solutions that enhance their use of AWS’ suite of data services.

“Helping our customers manage their data and analyse it in a way that helps them innovate and drive their business forward is a priority for us,” said Anurag Gupta, vice president, Analytics, Aurora, and RDS, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We’re excited to be working together with Rackspace to deliver greater data management capabilities and a stronger overall experience for our customers.”

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