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SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rackspace today announced five significant enhancements to its hybrid cloud capabilities, creating an unrivaled portfolio designed to help customers accelerate their IT modernization. According to Forrester, 74 percent of enterprises currently describe their strategy as hybrid. With these hybrid cloud advancements, Rackspace will further improve how it supports customers with legacy IT infrastructure.
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 Vikas Gurungunti, EVP and GM of Solutions and Services at Rackspace. “Our new set of advanced hybrid cloud services, backed by our industry leading service blocks framework, provide customers the expertise necessary to help navigate through their hybrid cloud journeys, from determining their cloud objectives through transforming and securing their application environments using containers and cloud-native technologies.”
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.
New offerings include:
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.”
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At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we are uniquely positioned to close the gap between the complex reality of today and the promise of tomorrow. Passionate about customer success, we provide unbiased expertise, based on proven results, across all the leading technologies. And across every interaction worldwide, we deliver Fanatical Experience™. Rackspace has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Learn more at www.rackspace.com or call 1-800-961-2888.