The managed services and operational expertise provided with the VMware multicloud solutions are based on VMware Cloud Foundation, which allows Rackspace Technology to provide its customers with a consistent multicloud infrastructure and operations, and enable a consistent developer experience, as customers look to move to a cloud-native architecture.
“Multi-cloud is the new reality for business, and is the cornerstone for modern application strategies,” said Fidelma Russo, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. “Partners such as Rackspace Technology bring decades of VMware experience and technical acumen that can help guide customers through their digital transformation journey built on a multi-cloud foundation.”
“A key step to enabling multicloud is not only empowering our customers with the solutions that allow them access to their applications from everywhere, but to make it easy for them to move those workloads between clouds based on their business needs,” said Jeff Moyer, Senior Vice President, Private Cloud Solutions at Rackspace Technology. “By partnering with VMware, we’ve done just that. Our customers now have the ability to easily move to a multicloud environment supported by a consistent hybrid cloud foundation.”
Rackspace Technology was an original launch partner for VMware Cloud on AWS and one of the first VMware managed service providers to launch a Managed VMware Cloud on AWS offering. Additionally, Rackspace Technology offers unique external storage solution that integrates natively as a datastore with VMware Cloud on AWS allowing customers to scale storage independently from compute, reducing overall costs.
Furthering its alliance with VMware, Rackspace Technology recently expanded its Managed VMware Cloud on AWS solution to support Amazon EC2 i3en.mental and 2-host configurations, making VMware Cloud on AWS more affordable and appealing for disaster recovery and data-intensive workloads. Rackspace Technology also supports CloudHealth by VMware as part of its Platform Essentials Service Blocks.
Each service leverages Rackspace Technology’s Center of Excellence to help accelerate customers’ path to multicloud and allow them to access exceptional, cross-platform expertise and simplified operations from a single partner. The Center of Excellence draws from Rackspace Technology’s deep experience and strategic alliances with VMware, AWS, Microsoft, Google and Dell Technologies and is dedicated to developing new strategies for customers consuming multicloud services.