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Rackspace, Switch Join Forces on Managed Services

By Paula Bernier

Rackspace will be delivering private cloud solutions and connectivity on AWS, Azure, and Google through Switch’s Tier 5 Platinum data center PRIME locations, the companies announced this week. That includes locations in Atlanta; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Las Vegas and Tahoe-Reno, Nevada.

“Today, we are making it easier for customers with complex needs to have highly secure, reliable, and easy-to-use solutions,” said Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy. “Rackspace offers a holistic IT portfolio across managed public clouds, private clouds, and managed data, applications and security. It pulls together technology in a way that no other company can, and it does so wherever it makes the most sense for the customer. We’re looking forward to helping customers navigate their digital transformation journey together.”

Switch’s Tier 5 Platinum data centers provide redundancy and resiliency by provide long-term power capabilities and an array of carrier connectivity options. Plus, they rely on 100 percent renewable energy.

As for Rackspace, it’s known for its Fanatical Everywhere strategy and its Pay-As-You-Go Private Cloud services. The RackConnect Switch SUPERLOOP and Public Cloud On-Ramps provide customers with low latency to the company’s managed solutions for leading public cloud. And its Rackspace Managed Security solutions offer an added level of protection for workloads.

“We see customers running more and more applications, and increasingly complex ones, on multiple IT platforms,” said Rackspace CEO Joe Eazor. “As part of a customer’s digital transformation, they are asking us for hybrid solutions delivered as a service in their corporate data centers or in collocation facilities like the highly secure Tier 5 Platinum data centers that Switch operates.  We’re excited that our collaboration will enable Rackspace and Switch to serve that customer need.”




Edited by Mandi Nowitz

Executive Editor, TMC

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