Managed Cloud Company Rackspace Announces Colocation Through Channel Partners
June 14, 2018
Managed cloud company Rackspace has announced the launch of colocation services through its channel partners. Rackspace was established in 1998 and offers services that enable companies to benefit from the cloud without the costs inherent in independently setting up and managing cloud solutions. With headquarters in Windcrest, Texas, United States, Rackspace provides services that leverage AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and Alibaba clouds. By launching colocation services, the company is catering to companies that do not wish to completely migrate to the cloud and might wish to maintain some of their own IT infrastructure.
Colocation enables companies to couple managed hosting and the cloud with their on-premises IT infrastructure. By offering colocation Rackspace is entering a market that research company 451 Research suggests will enjoy 12% annual growth until 2020. Colocation offers businesses the ability to jettison self-managed data centers in favor of a more cost-effective approach that can include public and private clouds.
As well as reducing costs, Rackspace’s new colocation offering “provides the only colocation solution that offers managed services across all top four public cloud platforms”. It also enhances scalability, improves disaster recovery potential, and provides security and compliance benefits. Rackspace’s managed services (for example ‘Managed Backup’) operate in conjunction with the company’s new services to offer more than a traditional colocation experience.
“Enterprises need a colocation provider that can also be a trusted cloud adviser as they embark on their cloud journey,” explained Rackspace’s General Manager of Managed Hosting, Henry Tran. “Rackspace is the only colocation provider that can offer customers a world-class colocation solution today, while also serving as the sole partner they will need in the long-term to migrate to and manage their public cloud, private cloud, managed hosting or bare metal platforms.”
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