Rackspace’s hybrid cloud portfolio enables enterprises to leverage a wide range of technical enhancements, from IT security to software development. These new industry leading hybrid cloud capabilities provide access to a broad set of advanced services to facilitate modernized, consistent deployment and management of applications on hybrid architectures. Enhancements to the portfolio include managed guest OS and external storage for VMware on AWS; advanced Kubernetes and container enablement services; advanced cloud native support leveraging reliability engineering; managed security services; and application and data integration.
By delivering a fully integrated portfolio of hybrid cloud services, Rackspace allows customers to offload the complexity of deploying, integrating and managing applications with the services they need to empower their hybrid cloud strategies. These new services further customers’ ability to benefit from the scalability and flexibility of the public cloud.
“We are in the midst of a significant hybrid cloud movement with over $1 trillion of spend allocated toward cloud and associated IT services,” said Lee James, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA at Rackspace.
“Our new set of advanced hybrid cloud services, moves the discussion into a wider IT community from software developers to chief information security officers. The foundation of our hybrid cloud capability is our AIOps platform which accelerates the value of the cloud to customers, ensuring their environments are running smoothly with near-zero downtime.”
The hybrid cloud portfolio is underpinned by leading-edge AIOps technology, proactively monitoring and managing the platform in the background to identify potential technical challenges. It manages the volumes of tickets that are sent daily, grouping the alerts to enable Rackspace teams to work cohesively on a single situation and resolve incidents faster.
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Through this broad set of hybrid cloud capabilities, Rackspace customer Delmar International, Inc. was able to integrate a global network of disparate systems on an upgraded infrastructure designed to run efficient, high-performing applications.“We want to be a global leader, not just in terms of our services, but also in terms of our technology,” said Ron McIntyre, CTO at Delmar International Inc. “We have to make a shift away from legacy systems and more toward global platforms. Rackspace has this omni-platform footprint that allowed us to go to them with every single one of our projects and ask, ‘How can you help us?’ With the help of Rackspace, and especially the applications team, we were able to come up with a hybrid technology stack that is usable and sustainable, no matter where we need to deploy it.”