Rackspace Expands Its Managed Services, Adds Portfolio of Professional Services for AWS Cloud

Rackspace has expanded its managed service offerings for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to include a portfolio of Professional Services. Rackspace’s ‘Fanatical Support for AWS Professional Services’ are tailored to support customers who are new to, or growing on, AWS Cloud and need deep, customized expertise to help enable their AWS Cloud journey in key areas such as architectural design, migrations, cloud automation and DevOps. This new … [Read more...]

Rackspace Launches Global Professional Services Aimed At Enterprise Customers

Rackspace has announced an expanded professional services offering to help customers move workloads out of their data centers and onto the world's leading public and private cloud platforms. This offer, called Global Solutions and Services (GSS), would provide customers across all markets with the specialized expertise and support needed to transform their IT operations. Rackspace’s GSS offering is now available globally. Through GSS, … [Read more...]

Rackspace Expands Multi-Cloud Networking Capabilities Through Connectivity to Megaport USA

Rackspace is expanding its multi-cloud capabilities through connectivity to Megaport USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport (ASX: MP1) - the globally operating interconnection services provider. Now, customers in any Megaport enabled data center can establish a dedicated RackConnect Global circuit to Rackspace data centers in the United States. Megaport enables users to connect over an elastic, Software Defined Network (SDN)-based Ethernet … [Read more...]

Rackspace Earns AWS Partner Network Distinction with 500 AWS Technical Certifications

Rackspace’s global ‘Fanatical Support’ team for Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been awarded a certification distinction by AWS for achieving more than 500 AWS professional and associate certifications. "Customers are migrating more complex workloads to AWS at a faster rate, which is driving stronger demand for managed services," said Jeff Cotten, senior vice president and general manager of AWS, Rackspace. "Reaching the 500 certification … [Read more...]

Cloud Company Rackspace Promotes Reinhard Waldinger to Lead Rackspace International, and Appoints New DACH Leader

Global cloud hosting services provider, Rackspace, has announced two new leaders in its international team. Reinhard Waldinger has been promoted to the role of Managing Director Rackspace International, looking after all regions outside of the USA. He will be supported by Alex Fuerst, as Regional Leader for DACH. These appointments mark the opening of a new Rackspace office in Munich that will grow the company's support of German-speaking … [Read more...]

Rackspace to Leverage CloudCheckr’s Governance Platform for AWS

Cloud hosting company Rackspace will license CloudCheckr’s governance platform to further accelerate its managed service, ‘Fanatical Support’ for AWS. The license agreement would enables Rackspace to enhance its ability to provide customers with a comprehensive and scalable cloud management solution that satisfies cost, security, utilization and compliance concerns.  CloudCheckr empowers IT, Security, and Finance teams by uniting cost … [Read more...]

Rackspace and Broadleaf Commerce Collaborate to Deliver Custom Cloud Commerce

Broadleaf Commerce, a platform for custom commerce solutions, has announced its collaboration with Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) – to provide several commerce deployment options based on company size and infrastructure needs. Initially offering three deployment options, Rackspace and Broadleaf collaborate to provide complete managed cloud solutions, including those based on Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), while adding complementary infrastructure and … [Read more...]

Cloud Technology Partners Closes Series C Funding Round

Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a cloud services and software company for enterprises moving to cloud, has successfully closed its Series C funding round. The funding round would support aggressive expansion plans both in the U.S. and abroad. The company aims to provide its services to enterprises moving to AWS, Google, Microsoft and other leading cloud providers. From strategy to operations, CTP would accelerate end-to- end cloud adoption … [Read more...]

Private Equity Consortium Buys Rackspace for $4.3 Billion in Cash

Rackspace, one of the world’s largest cloud hosting providers, has entered into a $4.3 billion transaction to become a private company - through an acquisition led by certain private equity funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management. Rackspace stockholders will receive $32.00 per share in cash. The Rackspace board of directors unanimously approved the agreement with the Apollo Funds and recommends that Rackspace stockholders vote in … [Read more...]

Cloud Provider Rackspace Surpasses 300 AWS Certifications

Rackspace’s ‘Fanatical Support’ for Amazon Web Services (AWS) global team of architects and engineers now collectively have achieved more than 300 professional and associate AWS cloud certifications. AWS certifications are achieved through comprehensive exams that evaluate the candidate’s real world understanding of AWS. The base of knowledge from Rackspace spans all AWS Cloud certifications, including DevOps Engineer, SysOps Administrator, … [Read more...]